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Chinese nationals also excluded from driver’s license replacement test in the UAE

Citizens of many countries were already exempted for the driver's license replacement test. A new country has made it to the list and that is, People's Republic of China.

The Chinese citizens have become the latest to join the list of the country members whose citizens are exempted from the driver’s license replacement test list.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has recently added the People’s Republic of China to the list of countries excluded from the light driver’s license replacement tests.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed to this implementation providing for reciprocal recognition of driving licenses between the UAE and the People’s Republic of China as well.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has added the People’s Republic of China to the list of countries excluded from the light driver’s license replacement tests which earlier had countries like, US, Canada, Australia, Japan etc.

Jamal Al Sada, Director of Drivers Licensing, RTA’s Licensing Agency stated: “Certain terms and conditions must be met to replace a foreign driving license, including that the applicant should hold a valid residency visa in the UAE, and a valid Chinese driving license, besides meeting the age limit of 18. The applicant must pass the eyesight test, and submit a certified translation of his/her driving license from an accredited translation office.”

The countries approved for driving licence replacement in the UAE are:

All GCC countries, US, Canada (Québec), Japan, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, Sweden, Romania, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey, Denmark, Portugal, Austria, France, Britain, Norway, Luxembourg, and the People’s Republic of China.

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