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Oman - Transferring Foreign Driving License to Oman Driving License

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Introduction

A driver's license is a legal document issued by the state. It expresses a persons capability to operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway.

Laws relating to the issuance of licenses vary between jurisdictions.

Eligibility

A foreign tourist who holds a valid driving license from his own country or an international driving license can use those while in Oman for 3 months. If the individual wishes to stay for a longer period he may opt to exchange his foreign driving license to an Omani License.

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Instructions

One of the mandates of the Directorate General of Traffic is to ensure the safety of all road users.

It carries out the task of vehicle’s inspection and licensing, testing and licensing of drivers, investigation of traffic accidents, and installation of road signs.

Required Information

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

1.) The applicant must personally report to the office.

2.) He must fill up the application form.

3.) The form must be submitted along with all other required documents. The copy of the Driving License must be attested by the Embassy of the issuing country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office.

4.) The applicant must do the eye test and pay necessary fees before issuance of the Omani Driving License.

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Required Documents

  1. License exchange form bearing the sponsor's signature and stamp.
  2. A copy of the passport and residence permit.
  3. The original and a copy of the driving license.
  4. Blood group certificate.
  5. The foreign license must have been issued at least one year back.

Fees

  1. Light driving licence 20 R.O
  2. Heavy duty driving licence 10 R.O
  3. Truck driving licence 10 R.O
  4. Motorcycle driving licence 15 R.O
  5. Permanent driving licence 40 R.O

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Royal Oman Police Directorate of Public Relation

Phone: +968 - 24569392 Fax: +968 - 24562708

For Enquiries: +968 - 24512961 (Visa Services)

+968 - 24569501 (CID Services)

+968 - 24510227/228 (Traffic Services)

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Video

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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

Royal Oman Police Website

http://www.rop.gov.om/english/dg_traffic.asp#

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