Expats from 43 Countries Can Now Convert Driving Licenses in UAE with Ease
As the UAE continues to attract expatriates from around the world, many new arrivals set their sights on obtaining a driving license. While it’s true that numerous individuals go through multiple attempts before successfully passing the driving test, some are in luck. Expats hailing from 43 countries recognized by the UAE government can convert their existing driving licenses into UAE licenses without needing to take any tests, thanks to the Ministry of Interior’s Markhoos initiative.
Eligibility and the Markhoos Initiative
To be eligible for this service, expatriates must possess a residence visa. The list of countries whose driving licenses can be converted without taking a test in the UAE is available on the Ministry of Interior’s website.
The 43 Recognized Countries
The countries that enjoy this benefit are as follows:
- United States of America
- New Zealand
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
The UAE’s Ministry of Interior’s Markhoos initiative is a welcome initiative for expatriates from the 43 recognized countries. The service not only facilitates a smoother transition for newcomers but also encourages safe and responsible driving practices. By recognizing these foreign licenses, the UAE demonstrates its commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for expats, ultimately contributing to the nation’s continued growth and development.
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