By Innovation-sa on May 22, 2018 in News

Saudi Arabia’s Directorate General of Traffic has called on women with foreign licenses to have them replaced with a Saudi license. The official Twitter account of the Directorate tweeted: “We invite all citizens and residents of the Kingdom who wish to replace their valid driving licenses which they have obtained from other countries with a Saudi driving license through registering their information via the website of Saudi Driving License Portal ( for completing the replacement procedures of the license on Monday, May 21.”

To further clarify the procedure, the tweet included a video with guidance to apply for a Saudi license by visiting, registering with the required information and finally booking an appointment at a traffic center.

To obtain a Saudi license, women drivers will have to undergo a driving test and an evaluation to measure their knowledge on the Kingdom’s road rules, and successful candidates will be granted their Saudi driving license on the same day. However, female drivers with foreign or internationally recognized licenses will be exempted from the driving test for beginners.

With only a few weeks remaining before women will be able to take to the road themselves, the Kingdom has opened driving schools for women across the country, car advertisements and safety advice are being directed at both men and women, and new traffic signs addressing women drivers along with men are being set up on highways.