UAE Limits Validity of Driving Licenses to Two Years
As per the new driving regulations set forward by the government and RTA, the new driving licenses that will be issued from July 1, 2017, will only be valid for two years.
The revised laws regarding validity will come into effect from the next month. The validity earlier was set at ten years. The change has been brought forward under the new executive regulation for the Traffic Law and Federal Driving, which is a part of the Ministerial Resolution No. (177) for the year 2017.
The new resolution will set the initial validity of the driving license, whether issued or replaced, to a period of two years for the citizens of other nationalities and GCC nationals above 21 years of age.
After the initial validity, the validity for the renewal of the driving licenses for the citizens as well as GCC nationals will be of 10 years. For people from other nationalities, the validity period will be of 5 years. The age group for all citizens will be 21 years and older.
However, for those people who are less than 21 years old, whether UAE citizens, GCC nationals, or nationals from other countries, the initial validity of the driving license whether issued, replaced, or renewed will be one year.
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