The transport ministry has issued the regulations that will be followed when issuing local driving licenses to foreign license holders without requiring them to pass a test.
It noted in the rules released today that foreigners obtaining a license to drive in the Maldives must present their driving license from a nation on the approved list, a copy of their passport and work permit, and MVR 250 as a licensing cost.
According to the transport ministry, the legality of the supplied license will be confirmed online, and those that are not available for online verification must be accompanied by an embassy letter.
Under the fourth modification to the Maldives’ Land Transportation Act, the transport ministry announced in July that it has decided to award driving licenses without a test to license holders from 25 countries.
Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, China, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, and Germany are among the countries that have been approved.
Foreigners who hold driving licenses from countries not on the list must take the driving test in the Maldives.