Ministry of Foreign Affairs says drivers from these 13 countries can now swap their licence for a UAE one

Move means residents no longer need to re-sit their test

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs says drivers from these 13 countries can now swap their licence for a UAE one

More than a dozen countries have been selected to receive a UAE driving licence in exchange for theirs, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

A listed posted by the Ministry on its website included 13 countries that would be able to benefit from the swap.

These include:

1. Austria

2. Slovakia

3. Luxembourg

4. China

5. Portugal

6. Finland

7. Romania

8. Denmark

9. Serbia

10. Poland

11. Netherlands

12. Latvia

13. Lithuania

In Dubai, they will require to present a valid original driving licence, a valid residence visa issued by Dubai, a completed form of replacement of licence and a no objection letter from their sponsor to replace their licence as well as an optometry form accredited by the health authority in the emirate.

Other countries able to swap their driving licence in the UAE include: More info

By Caline Malek  thenational.ae