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Q: Kuwaiti drivers liscience and insurance. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Kuwaiti drivers liscience and insurance.
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: zzeeke-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 13 Nov 2003 13:02 PST
Expires: 13 Dec 2003 13:02 PST
Question ID: 275549
In a month, I'll be traveling to Kuwait. I'll be working for a private
company on a two year contract. I'll have a company car. What should I
do about a drivers liscience and insurance.
Subject: Re: Kuwaiti drivers liscience and insurance.
Answered By: hummer-ga on 13 Nov 2003 16:18 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi zzeeke,

Obtaining a driver's license which you can use in Kuwait is fairly easy.

Driver's License:

An "International Driver's License" is honored in Kuwait, however, be
careful where you purchase it. To make sure you purchase yours from a
reputable dealer, I would recommend visiting your nearest AAA
Automobile Club.

AAA International Driver's License:,8100,1003040700,00.html

AAA: Countries: Kuwait:,8054,1003040804%257C3707,00.html

"Visitors can use international driving permits issued by their
respective countries within the time limit of their visas; however,
the visitor must have liability insurance. It is illegal to drive in
Kuwait without a license and car registration documents. If you are
stopped and cannot produce them, you may be taken to a police station
and held until they are presented on your behalf."

The company who owns the car in Kuwait should already have it covered
by insurance, however, make sure the insurance includes liability.

Medical Insurance:

You will need a long term medical insurance which is renewable on a
yearly basis, making sure you include "emergency evacuation" for a
flight home. Here are two examples:

ExPatriot Plus For US Citizens From International Medical Group: 
A long-term travel insurance plan for US Citizens traveling outside
their country of citizenship. Coverage is for 6 to 12 months and
renewable for up to two years.

International Citizens Major Medical Insurance:
Long term major medical insurance which is annually renewable. 
Coverage: 1+ year

Additional Links:

Health Information for Travelers to the Middle East

International Driver's License:
OK, so what if you can get an "International Drivers License"?
OK, you can get scammed and defrauded!

The Permanent Mission of The State of Kuwait to the United Nations:

US Bureau of Consular Affairs: Link:

I hope this helps. If you have any questions, please post a
clarification request before rating my answer.

Thank you,

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zzeeke-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Kuwaiti drivers liscience and insurance.
From: hummer-ga on 14 Dec 2003 17:23 PST
Thanks, zzeeke! Have a safe journey. hummer

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