When I logged in randomly into my Absher Account and there I saw a notification that my driving license is expired and must need to renew. I did not receive any SMS that normally we receive one month before when Iqama is going to expire. Although, I did all within 10 days after expiry and no fine was imposed yet.
Total charges are;
- 105 SR – Hospital medical Fee
- 80 SR – For two years renewal
- 200 SR – For five years renewal
- 400 SR – For ten years renewal
I paid 105 SR + 400 SR= 505 SR for ten years validity. I will explain below how I renewed it on the very next day.
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Methods to Renew License
There are basically two methods
- Driving License Renewal | Online
- Driving License Renewal | Offline
I followed the online method that I will explain here in details;
Steps for Online Renewal
There are mainly four steps to do not all online
- Medical Certificate from an Accredited Hospital
- Fee Payment Online
- Renew from Absher
- Collection from Traffic Police Office
Medical Certificate from an Accredited Hospital
Step – 1: First of all, I visited Alwarood (Olaya) hospital. There I paid SAR 105. Make sure to complete the medical from the same hospital as if you pay in one then you have to pay it again to another hospital as this is hospital fee only. You can check Hospital nearby here EFADA
Step – 2: They gave me a paper after fee payment to fill it. My bad it was in Arabic and I am not good at it. See below
Step – 3: Hospital staff there is very cooperative and they did it for me. Thanks to them.
Step – 4: Major information is available on you Iqama & Driving License but you must have your sponsor ID, You company name, fax number, etc. But the major one is the Sponsor or Kafeel ID number.
Step – 5: Once my test was done and they gave me the above paper and I came down to the counter. Here, they will upload on the online system (Sponsor ID this guy insisted me to tell him)
Step – 6: I received SMS stating from Efada like (عزيزي العميل: نود إبلاغكم أنه تم إرسال نتيجة التقرير الطبي رقم 15340801 بنجاح)
This was all about the medical test for the renewal of the driving license.
Fee Payment Online
The next step was to pay my renewal fee. I used Alahli Online System (You can use any or even ATM)
Step – 1: I logged in to my Alahli internet banking account
Step – 2: Now, I went to Government Payment & Refund > Driving License as shown below
Step – 3: Here, I selected License Type Private (As I am using my Private Car), Duration I put 10 years ( You can select 2, 5 years option as well – the fee is less there)
Step – 4: Confirm the Payment and that it. Your fee is uploaded in Absher system within 15 minutes maximum. You can check MOI Iqama funds now
Renew from Absher
Once the above two processes are done successfully then you need to login to Absher Account
Step – 1: Login at Absher by visiting this link MOI Absher
Step – 2: Login at Absher by visiting this link MOI Absher
Step – 3: Go to Traffic as in below snip
Step – 4: Click in Renew Driving License
Step – 5: Read the prerequisites before you click next. Like mainly eye test and others, the hospital can judge by your physique appearance.
Step – 6: Select the number of years like you has options 2, 5 & 10 years. I choose 10.
Step – 7: Once you will click next, then below information will be displayed
Step – 8: Confirm & you can see a message ‘Your driving license has been renewed successfully’.
Check License Status Online
Befor heading to next step make sure that it is updated in the system. follow the below procedure
Step – 1: Go to ‘Electronic Services’
Step – 2: Then to ‘Inquiries’
Step – 3: Click on ‘Traffic’
Step – 4: Now at ‘Public Query Driving License’
Step – 5: You can also check the status of your driving license by DOB and Iqama number like in below snip
Collection from Traffic Police Office
After that, I went to Dallah school to collect it. Before this, I visited the Police station at Nasiriyah in Riyadh but they referred me to go to Dallah center (Driving school). You need to collect your renewed license in maximum seven days or 100 SAR penalty will be imposed on you. Bring your old license to them and they will discard it.
Driving License Renewal | Offline
I have heard from others and personal experience as I used the above method and it went successful for me. Yes in offline you can go to DALLAH driving school with all the required documents and they will do the process. Everything on the same spot.
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I hope this is quite easy for you now. if you need any help regarding online portals you can comment below or shoot me an email. I will try to respond asap.
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