Things just got much easier for the citizens and residents of Kuwait as the Interior Ministry has launched a new online portal for the renewal of driving licenses in the state.
Through this upgrade, the traffic and operations sector in cooperation with the IT department will be utilizing the online service for the renewal of driving licenses through the interior ministry’s website.
MOI Introduces New Online Driving License Renewal System
Despite the new service launched, those who prefer personal transactions will still be able to do so by visiting relevant traffic departments and service centers, as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times.
According to the Interior Ministry, there will be enough machines to deliver the driving licenses after sending holders text messages directing them to certain kiosks in certain locations to collect the new licenses using their civil IDs for identification along with the expired licenses.
However, as per the ministry, getting replacements for lost or damaged licenses requires a visit to the concerned traffic department.
Furthermore, additional online services will be launched soon, since the online residency visa renewal infrastructure has already been completed.
Here are the requirements for the renewal of driving licenses online:
- A driving license renewal request sample
- Two (2) pcs of 4″ x 6″ photos in blue background
- A photocopy of the applicant’s Civil ID
- A photocopy of the (Non-Kuwaiti) applicant’s passport
- A printed copy of a driving license renewal request bearing the employer’s signature for (Non-Kuwaiti) employees who work in companies and institutions
- A signed authorization letter for those who work in companies.
Note: There will be a minimum fee of KD 5 or depending on the license expiration date.
Here are the steps on how to renew your driving license online:
Step#1: Download and fill up the form provided by the MOI website.
Step#2: Create an account or log in to your account on the website.
Step#3: Select the “Driving License Renewal” option.
Step#4: Upload all of the requested documents and pay the amount.
Meanwhile, here are the steps on how to use the self-service kiosks/machines to claim your renewed license:
- Select a preferred language.
- Insert your Civil ID.
- Input your username and password.
- Type your old license number.
- Review the data.
- Collect your Civil ID.
- Wait for the new license.
That’s it! You can now easily renew your driving license in Kuwait in just a few and easy steps. Just remember to bring your expired driving license for the information you will need to get from it. And of course, have a valid Civil ID with you at all times!