KUWAIT: Interior Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Abdullah Al-Muhanna said that a ministerial decision number 393 issued on April 1, 2013 states that if a driver or company representative (mandoub) changes his profession or cancels his residency visa, his driving license will be automatically cancelled and will not be renewed for two years pending a new application and procedures. “This decision only applies to these two professions who had licenses issued after April 1, 2013”, he explained.

Muhanna said that the decision will not be applied to driving licenses issued before that date. “The recent decision number 5598 issued on Nov 25, 2015 confirms this and includes all professions changed after issuing driving licenses to ones not included in or exempted from the regular conditions of getting a minimum wage of KD 600, university degree, at least two years’ residency in Kuwait and limiting the license validity to that of the residency visa,” he explained, underlining that all driving licenses issued before April 1, 2013 are not included in the decision and are renewed automatically. – Al-Anbaa