Digital driving license service launched in Saudi Arabia

Through the service, all details can be viewed electronically through a QR code

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A Saudi woman, Amira, who works in Aramco, drives to work in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, June 24, 2018.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Saudi woman, Amira, who works in Aramco, drives to work in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, June 24, 2018.

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RIYADH: A digital driving license service has been launched in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The digital license was developed in collaboration with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority and was launched through the Interior Ministry’s Absher Individuals and Tawakkalna apps.

Authorities have also launched a digital version of the Muqeem — or resident ID — for foreign workers.

The ministry’s Absher service was introduced to increase productivity and promote more efficient work practices within government departments, while at the same time raising customer satisfaction levels.

All details can be viewed electronically through a QR code. Users can also download a copy of their digital ID and driving license on a smart device for use without an internet connection.

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