Expatriate licenses will be checked
The decision was taken to check the licenses of expatriates as part of finding and revoking the licenses of those who are not eligible. The aim is to find out whether the licenses issued to expatriates, such as salaries, jobs and educational qualifications, comply with the conditions approved by the Cabinet. The decision was made to revoke and revoke the driving licenses found to be non-compliant.
You may become ineligible for a license by changing jobs
The law stipulates that such persons are not eligible to hold a license if they move from a job that existed at the time of obtaining the license to another ineligible job. For example, an accountant with a university degree and a salary of 600 dinars is required to return his driver’s license upon transfer to a job with a salary of 400 dinars, officials said. Visas for drivers are also issued on the basis of their occupation. However, the Al Anba newspaper reported that as the driver shifts from one job to another, they too will lose eligibility for a license.
It is an offense for an unqualified person to use a license
Home Ministry officials said it was an offense for those disqualified in this way to use previously obtained licenses. Do not drive with those licenses even if they have not expired. However, the traffic department had earlier found that lakhs of expatriates were using their licenses illegally. With the complete withdrawal of these, the country’s roads will be safer and traffic congestion will be reduced, officials said.
Licenses prior to 2013 will not be revoked
However, driving licenses issued before 2013 will not be revoked under the new decision. This is due to the fact that the law was issued in 2013 to issue driving licenses on the basis of occupation, salary and educational qualifications. Officials said their licenses would not be revoked due to job changes or salary changes. The meeting, chaired by the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, also discussed ways to bring in more restrictions on the issuance of licenses to new expatriates.
The license will be renewed
The licenses of those who are disqualified will not be revoked at once, officials said. Existing licensees must renew their licenses. It will be given a time limit. Issue smart licenses to license renewers. Licenses of those who do not renew within the stipulated time will be revoked. The action is to cancel the old licenses after the expiry of the period allowed for renewal. This will make it impossible for those who do not have a new smart license to drive.