Yemen Drivers Licence or Driver Permit

Yemen Drivers Licence: Getting a driver’s licence in Yemen allows you to legally operate a motor vehicle on public roads. Here is a comprehensive guide on applying for, renewing, replacing, and updating your Yemeni driver’s licence.

Eligibility Criteria for Applying

To be eligible for a driver’s licence in Yemen, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass the required written test on road signs and rules
  • Pass the road driving test
  • Provide documents like ID card, passport photos
  • Pay the licence fees

Types of Licences

Yemen issues the following categories of driver’s licences:

  • Category A: Motorcycles
  • Category B: Motor vehicles up to 3500 kg
  • Category C: Vehicles over 3500 kg
  • Category D: Public transport vehicles
  • Category E: Combination vehicles like road trains

How to Apply for a Yemen Drivers Licence

Follow these steps to obtain a new driver’s licence in Yemen:

  • Study the road signs and rules for the written test
  • Book an appointment and take the computerized written test
  • Pass the test to get a learner’s permit valid for 6 months
  • Practice driving regularly under supervision
  • Book a road test appointment with your learner’s permit
  • Pass the road driving test to obtain your licence

How to Renew your Yemen Drivers Licence

To renew your expiring Yemeni driver’s licence:

  • Apply for renewal within 3 months of expiry
  • Provide your old licence and passport photos
  • Get a medical checkup at an authorized centre
  • Pay the licence renewal fees
  • Get your new licence card before old licence expires

Replacing a Lost or Damaged Licence

If you lose your licence or it gets damaged, here is how to replace it:

  • File a report about the loss/damage at the nearest police station
  • Apply for a replacement licence at the authorities’ office
  • Provide copy of police report, passport photos, ID proof
  • Pay the replacement licence fee
  • Collect your duplicate driver’s licence

Updating the Address on Your Licence

To change the address on your Yemeni driver licence:

  • Obtain proof of your new residential address
  • Fill out the driver’s licence address change application form
  • Submit form and address proof to the licensing authority
  • Pay a small fee for updating address
  • Receive updated licence with new address

Booking a Driving Test Appointment

Follow these steps to book a driving test slot in Yemen:

  • Verify that you meet eligibility criteria
  • Download application form and fill details
  • Select preferred date and time for test
  • Submit form along with fees at office
  • Receive booking confirmation with test details

Paying Traffic Fines

As a driver in Yemen, you must pay any traffic fines:

  • Fines can be issued for offenses like overspeeding, jumping signal
  • Fines to be paid within 1 month at designated banks
  • Non-payment can lead to penalties and suspension
  • Minor offences have fines from YER 2000-5000
  • Major offences have fines from YER 5000-10000

Other Driver’s Licence Services

  • Licence renewal
  • Replacement of lost licence
  • Updating personal details on licence
  • Licence verification services
  • Obtaining driving record abstract
  • Getting international driving permit

Frequently Asked Questions on Yemen Driver’s Licences

Here are some common queries on getting a driver’s licence in Yemen:

1. What is the minimum age for getting a driver’s licence in Yemen?

The minimum age to apply for a driver’s licence in Yemen is 18 years.

2. What documents do I need to apply for a learner’s permit?

You need a valid ID card, passport size photos, and payment of fees to apply for a learner’s permit in Yemen.

3. How long is the learner’s permit valid for in Yemen?

The learner’s permit is valid for 6 months in Yemen. You must pass the road test within 6 months to get your full driver’s licence.

4. What is the fee for obtaining a new driver’s licence in Yemen?

The fee for obtaining a new driver’s licence is YER 2500 for all vehicle categories in Yemen.

5. Can I drive in Yemen with an international driving permit?

Yes, an international driving permit along with your national licence is valid for up to 6 months of driving in Yemen.

6. How do I verify if a Yemeni driver’s licence is authentic?

You can verify a Yemeni licence at the public authorities office by providing the licence details. They maintain records of all issued licences.

7. What is the penalty for driving without a licence in Yemen?

Driving without a valid licence can attract a fine of up to YER 15,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 3 months in Yemen.

8. How do I change the address on my Yemeni driver’s licence?

You need to submit an application form and address proof to the licensing authority. Pay a fee of YER 1000 to update and get a new licence.

9. How much are traffic fines in Yemen?

Minor traffic offences have fines from YER 2000-5000. Major offences have fines ranging from YER 5000-10000 in Yemen.

10. Is there an option to renew Yemeni driver’s licence online?

No, currently there is no online renewal facility available. Licence renewal is done in-person at the transport department.