Palestine State Driving Licence or Driver Permit

Palestine State Driving Licence : Obtaining a driver’s license in Palestine allows you to legally operate motor vehicles on roads and highways.

This guide provides everything you need to know about getting a new driver’s license, renewing, replacing, updating info, taking exams, paying fines, and using other driving services in Palestine.

Requirements for Getting a New Palestine State Driving Licence

To apply for your first driver’s license in Palestine, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Pass required written traffic law exams.
  • Pass a vision test.
  • Pass a road skills driving test.
  • Show proof of identity and legal residency.
  • Submit completed license application form.

Documentation Needed

When applying for a new Palestinian driver’s license, you will need:

  • Valid Palestinian ID card.
  • Proof of legal residency if foreign applicant.
  • Passport photos.
  • Completed medical examination report.
  • Written exam permits.
  • Road test clearance certificate.
  • Receipts for exam and license fees paid.

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a New License

Follow these key steps to obtain your first driver’s license in Palestine:

1. Study and Pass Written Exams

  • Study road signs, rules, traffic laws in driver’s handbook.
  • Pass proctored multiple choice theory exams.
  • Exams test general road knowledge and class of vehicle.

2. Get Medical Examination

  • Undergo checkup by approved doctor.
  • Checks vision, health, physical ability to drive.
  • Obtain medical report showing fitness to drive.

3. Pass the Road Skills Driving Test

  • Perform driving test with inspector.
  • Assesses ability to safely operate vehicle.
  • Pay road test fee.

4. Submit Application at Licensing Office

  • Provide medical report, exam results, ID, photos.
  • Pay license issuance fee.
  • Get photo taken and license printed.
  • License is valid for 5 years.

Renewing a Palestinian Driver’s License

  • Licenses expire after 5 years.
  • Renewal process begins 3 months before expiration.
  • Complete eye exam and medical report.
  • Submit renewal application at licensing office.
  • Pay renewal fee.
  • New license issued for 5 years.

Replacing a Lost or Stolen License

If your Palestinian license is lost, stolen or damaged:

  • File police report regarding loss/damage.
  • Bring police report and ID to licensing department.
  • Pay replacement fee.
  • Have new photo taken and get replacement license.

Updating Your Address

When you change residence address, you must update your license:

  • Provide proof of new address such as utility bill.
  • Fill out change of address form.
  • Pay admin fee.
  • Get updated license with new address.

Retaking Your Exams

You may have retake exams if:

  • You fail initial written or road tests.
  • Your previous license expired.
  • Your license was suspended or revoked.
  • Study and practice more before reattempting tests.
  • Wait period before retaking may apply.
  • Bring exam permits and ID when retaking.

Traffic Violations and Fines

Typical driving violations and fines in Palestine include:

  • Speeding – fines up to £150
  • Running red light – up to £30
  • Using mobile phone while driving – £20
  • No seatbelt – £15 per unrestrained occupant
  • DUI – License suspension, prison time
  • Traffic fines are paid at designated banks.
  • Fines must be paid within 30 days.
  • Unpaid fines can lead to license suspension.

Other Driver’s License Services

International Driving Permit

  • Get permit to drive abroad from Automobile Association.
  • Bring Palestinian license, passport photos and pay fee.

License Conversion

  • Foreign licenses valid for 6 months.
  • To convert, follow process to obtain Palestinian license.

Vehicle Registration

  • Cars must be registered with the Police Licensing Department annually.
  • Provide proof of ownership and insurance.

FAQs on Palestine State Driving Licence

What is the minimum age to get a license in Palestine?

You must be at least 18 years old to obtain a Palestinian driver’s license.

What documents do I need to apply for a license in Palestine?

You’ll need a valid ID, medical report, exam results, photos, proof of legal residency if a foreigner, and license fee payment.

How much does it cost to get a new Palestinian license?

It costs around £60-70 for new license fees including written tests, road test, and license issuance.

Can I drive in Palestine with my foreign license?

Yes, foreign licenses are valid for up to 6 months after entering Palestine.

How long is the Palestinian driver’s license valid for?

The Palestinian driver’s license is valid for 5 years from the date of issuance before requiring renewal.