Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How to get the Driving License (Ruksa) for Cars in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Step by Step Guide (Updated)

Originally Posted in January 2012:

Saudi Driving License

  • Prepare the following documents:
    • 4 passport size photographs
    • Iqama
    • Iqama copy
    • Driving license of your native country
    • Copy of Driving license of your native country

 

  • Reach Dallah Driving School at Takassusi Road by 7:15am (Sun to Thu).

 

  • There is a shop outside the school which do Arabic translation of your Driving license of your native country. Get the translation done and get it stamped as well from the same shop. I think they would charge around SR40/50 for that.

 

  • There is another shop which prepare files, go to that shop and give them all the documents mentioned above, they will prepare your file. Take that file and go to the photo studio there, he will be able to pay your driving license fee through his mobile phone and his charges for this service would be around SR 30.

 

  • Fee for 5 years license is SR 200 and for 10 years license is SR 400.

 

  • The medical lab would open by 8am, try to stand in front of it to be the first one to get the medical test. It would cost SR 30.

 

  • Medic would write your blood group on your form. After medical test go inside the school to hall 2 on left.

 

  • Go to the eye test guy, he will check your eyes and will sign on the form.

 

  • Go to hall 4 for driving test and sit on the seat in queue for your turn to take the driving test.

 

  • On your turn, go into the car, the cars are Toyota Camry, put on seat belt, drive the car as instructed by the instructor sitting on the passenger seat.

 

  • He would normally ask you to drive straight or in a circle, would ask you to stop, reverse, stop, drive forward and that’s it.

 

  • He would sign your file, take that to room 2 again on counter on right and pay the driving test fee which is around SR 100.

 

  • He will give you the receipt with hall number and time of class mentioned on it. Classes usually happen twice a day, 9am and 3pm. You would be called at any of those timings.

 

  • At that time, go to Hall 5 for class, in that class they will guide you about Computer test and Driving test which is going to happen most probably next day at 7am.

 

  • In that class they would provide you a book or chart paper with traffic signs and rules mentioned on it, you have to prepare those because computer test would come from those. Those are available in 11 languages, you can choose whichever language you are comfortable with.

 

  • They would inform that in computer test, for license for cars, there would be total 20 questions and you have to answer correctly at least 15 of them to pass the test. All questions would be MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). Those would appear on touch screen based consoled with headphone for voice instructions. Total time for solving this test would be 30 mins, you would have an option to pass the Question if you don’t know the answer and that Question would appear later. Normally you should expect around 7 Questions from Traffic Signs, 2 Questions from points, 4 Questions from such Questions which have “all of the above” option, rest from remaining.  In questions with “all of the above” option, the correct answer is always “all of the above”.

 

  • The class would last for around 1 hr. At the end of the class they will inform you about the time of computer test, which would be most expectedly next morning 7am.

 
 
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  • At 7am, you would have to gather in a hall which is behind the driving testing field, there you would be called on your turn for the computer test.

 
 
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  • If you clear the computer test then they will take you for driving test. In driving test, you have to wear the seat belt, adjust the side and back mirrors and seat accordingly, put car in 1st gear, take off hand break, turn off double signals, use left signal to come on road, drive normally and follow the instructions of the instructor sitting on passenger seat.

 

  • While stopping, use right signal to park, use double signals, put on hand break, put the gear in neutral, take off seat belt and open the door and leave the car.

 

  • After that you would again have to wait in the hall in which you waited for computer test and after some time, your name would be called and you would be informed if you have passed the driving test or not.

 

  • If you pass then go to hall 1, punch all the papers in the file to place them properly, go to counters on front right corner. He will take your file and will ask you to wait.

 

  • After some time they will give you your driving license and that’s it.

 

  • If you fail at any test then they will ask you to come back after a week, they can also ask you to take driving classes based on your performance.

 

References which might help in preparation for general traffic signals: (from Rabia)

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Here is a very good infographic to explain the process in simple steps:


 
 
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Q & A & Tips:

 

Lucy Owen: The instructor of the driven test my try to trick you by asking you to carry driving through the stop sign. Do stop .... as you will fail if you don't.

 

Abdullah Umer: they may ask you to accelerate where speed limit is 30km/h. So do not exceed the speed limit

 

Q: Sajid: Please attach a Traffic Signal sheet with high resolution...It is not possible to read the text...

A: you will get ur own copy of this sheet when u will apply for the license so don't worry about that

 

Q: i get licence but i have no licence of my countary plaz give me some addvise

A: In that case they would ask u to attend some classes in the driving school for a few days

 

Q: Hi, today I completed the initial test (I passed) and then they asked me to pay 100 SAR. They gave me a receipt where a date for computer test is written which is 6-May, which is almost 1 and half month away. Does it take so long?? Many people wrote in their blogs that the computer test was on the same day, then why is it so long for me??

A: I have heard that now a days its taking long time but I don't know the reason or if this is happening with everyone

 

Some more Frequently Asked Questions:

 
 
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Procedure to Reissue Lost or Damaged Driving License:


 
 
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Procedure to Replace Driving License on New Visa:


 
 
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Reference: http://qsaudi.com/ruksa-2/


34 comments:

  1. Please attach a Traffic Signal sheet with high resolution...It is not possible to read the text...

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    1. you will get ur own copy of this sheet when u will apply for the license so don't worry about that

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  2. i get licence but i have no licence of my countary plaz give me some addvise

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    1. In that case they would ask u to attend some classes in the driving school for a few days

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    2. can u tell me what the timing in ramzan...

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    3. That I'm not aware of, you would have to check by going there, in Ramadan timings change a lot here and so is the availability of people

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    4. @Nauman: If u found out timings in Ramadan then plz share

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    5. Its 10 to 3 as far as Dallah Sulay is concerned.

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    6. Also, for me, I had got the date for class after 3 days and the timing is 7am.

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  3. can u tell me what the timing of test in ramzan...

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    1. from my experience, during Ramadan, the office open at 9.30 am, reach there at 9am, get the file ready, wait outside hall 2,

      i finished preliminary driving test today, and paid 100 SAR for class, but i got date for class only after one week, and the timing is at night 9pm, i think the class timing is morning 9am and night 9pm during Ramadan.
      some people are getting same day.

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  5. i want to now in dec 2012 how much fees

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    1. I think its the same as mentioned in the above post

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  7. Hi, today I completed the initial test (I passed) and then they asked me to pay 100 SAR. They gave me a receipt where a date for computer test is written which is 6-May, which is almost 1 and half month away. Does it take so long?? Many people wrote in their blogs that the computer test was on the same day, then why is it so long for me??

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    1. I have heard that now a days its taking long time but I don't know the reason or if this is happening with everyone

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  8. Awesome article and perfectly written!! Specially ALL OF THE ABOVE part for MCQs; that is exactly what instructor of my class told us and it was exactly as he said.
    Keep it up!

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  10. Pls stop giving wrong info that dallah is open on saturday,it is not open on saturday,i wasted my time and money going there bcause i rely on ur blog

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    1. I myself visited it on Saturday and it was open, maybe they have changed their operating days, thanks for sharing this information and u r most welcome not to rely on my blog

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    2. i have updated the days in my post above

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  11. Hey...After taking 5 clases i passed computer test bt failed driving test . ..i will repeat z driving test after a week .bt will zey make me repeat z computer test also

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    1. I don't think but when they gave u the date for the next test, didn't they mention if its for computer test + driving test or only driving test?

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    2. Did they ask u to repeat the computer test?

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  12. Hi,

    Does Dallah Driving school opens on saturday?

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    1. as per feedback from another reader its closed on sat

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  13. Can we do the Blood group test and Eye Test outside any registered clinics before going to driving school. Can we write the driving application form with the help of arab colleagues. After completing all these activities outside, can we make the payment in driving school as you mentioned "Take that file and go to the photo studio there, he will be able to pay your driving license fee through his mobile phone and his charges for this service would be around SR 30"

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    1. Unfortunately I don't have this info as I didn't try this but if u find out this info then plz share

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    2. Yes we can do the Blood group test and Eye Test outside any registered clinics before going to driving school.

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    3. The clinic people will fill your application form. They will charge only 40 riyal for blood test, eye test and form filling.

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  14. Assalamu alaykum..

    They will conduct for the blood test even ramadan?(for a person who pasting)

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    1. Waliqumaslam, I think they will coz without it they can't write ur blood grp on ur license, but its just a drop of blood thus don't worry

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