Maldives to issue driving licenses test free to Bangladesh license holders

Police officers guiding people at the traffic light to cross Sinamalé Bridge which links the islands of Malé, Hulhulé and Hulhumalé | Photo: Nishan Ali

Malé, Maldives – Transport Ministry of Maldives, on Sunday, added Bangladesh to the list of countries that do not require a driving test to obtain a driving license in the Maldives.

The Transport Ministry has previously stated that foreigners requesting a license to drive in the Maldives must submit their driving licenses from a country on the approved list, a copy of their passport and work permit, along with MVR 250 as a license fee.

The legitimacy of the submitted license will be verified online and for those that are not available for online verification, an embassy letter must be submitted.

According to the fourth amendment brought to the Land Transportation Act of Maldives, Transport Ministry previously informed that they have decided to issue driving licenses to license holders from 26 countries without a driving test.

The approved countries include Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America, China, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Germany and now Bangladesh.