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Traffic Sign Test - Here the learner is required to identify various road signs pointed at on a chart by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) officer. 2. Drum Test - In this test one has to reverse through two rows of empty 200 litre drums without touching any of them. The eight drums are positioned in two rows of four each in such a way that there is barely enough space to park the car. The entire exercise has to be done in reverse gear ONLY and shifting to any other gear or the car moving forward leads to failure. 3. Slope Test - Here one has to move up a slope from a standstill position without rolling backwards or without the wheels making a screeching sound. The slope is cemented and is smooth so as to make the proceedings more miserable. 4. Road Test - In this test the ROP officer sits in the co-drivers seat and gives instructions to test your driving skills on the road in traffic. Even a minor mistake or lapse earns a disqualification. Failure in any test means a retest for which the requisite fee has to be deposited again and a fresh date for the test is allotted. One has to go back and practice again for that particular test. At present the waiting period in Muscat between two tests is 30 to 40 days. I cleared my drum test in the second attempt on 28 Feb 2009 and I have to appear for the Slope test on 16th March. Going by the present trend it seems unlikely that I will get a licence before May. Thankfully my company pays for 25 hours of driving classes. For any time spent learning/ practising beyond that, one has to foot the bill himself. P.S. There is NO other way to obtain a driving licence in Oman unlike some other places I know !!
who have already DL from their respective country. There are two types of people who wants to get Driving license(DL). Eye Vision Test: This is test has to pass before getting the LL book. • An applicant must be fit and free from any handicap or disease that hampers his ability to drive.2 (Sign Test) and No. People. . Requirement for Driving license (DL) • For light vehicle driving license an applicant must have completed 18 years of age. 2. 1.5 (Road Test) need to pass and Test No. 2.1 is common to all. Only tests No. People who wants to learn and get a DL.4 (Slope Test) are exempted. 4.. Road Test: Need to drive in traffic. Drum Test: Need to drive reverse in between two rows of drums without touching them. (Road Signs) 3. Traffic Sign Test: Need to identify the road signs. • The sponsor’s non-objection (This is exempted recently) • The blood group • Copy of the labor card and copy of the passport • An unemployed lady must produce copy of her husband’s labour card and a letter from his sponsor confirming that she is in Oman in thecompany of her husband • A foreign tourist can use his own country's driving licence or an international driving licence for 3 months. Persons with certain disabilities may be medically examined in order to decide whether they are able to drive or not. aspirants of 4 wheeler driving license.Driving License-Process-Steps-Tips in Oman for Expats This article is intended to the expatriates. The person has to have Valid Indian DL (DL has to be valid and it supposed to be one year old. 5. who have already DL from their respective country.3 (Drum test) and No. Advantages: Tests: No. People. and 21 years for heavy duty vehicle and truck driving licenses. otherwise ROP will reject to avail this facility) and photo copy of DL has to attest by Indian Embassy (as example) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs office. 1. For example: we consider a person has Indian DL. Slope Test: Need to standstill on slope & move without moving (rolling)backward. There are total 5 tests to pass.
" Or alternatively “It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer. Reasons to fail Not enough confident on driving or Over confident. Step 7: The same attested copy has to be attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman. I have read few blogs about getting Driving license like "Getting DL in Oman is nightmare. no cash) ROP will issue a LL book. they will give you a receipt as acknowledgement and delivery date & time to collect... he/she will reject. take a time to learn more rather just attempting for test and diappoint. Two (safer side take three) passport sized photos with background blue.not to submit) Step 1: Applicant (no other person will be entertained) has to go Indian Embassy (Respective country's Embassy). we have to wait until our number comes. doing known mistakes. I drove very correctly even though they failed me. Lack of communication. (Note : If any mismatch in name of DL and Passport. Anybody can collect the document. ( Filled in local language) 3. etc. Now you are eligible to sit on driving seat of training car along with trainer in side seat."Better that nine guilty men go free than one innocent man be convicted. Step 4: Fees approximately near to 5 Riyals (In Cash) Step 5 : After collecting the fees.. Tips & Experience "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” --Abraham Lincoln As the above quote. respective Govt.Documents to carry to Indian Embassy. since from so many i am trying & giving tests still not passed. Employee will give you waiting number and counter number slip. Here we have to pay 3 Riyals (Approximate).( Almost same day ) Step 6: Collect the attested DL copy is almost same day (Afternoon hours may be 2:00 PM to 4:30PM). we have to give all photo copies. Govt. Attend more classes till you feel.. (Approximate office hours (local Oman Timings) : 8:00AM to 12:30PM • Person has to carry photo copy of DL • Photo copy passport • Photo copy of Resident card • Original Passport.. The attested copy will be given immediately.. Points to Pass . Fear to fail. Step 2: Ask for "Attestation" at the first counter. As per my understanding and my phrase to this situation is "It is better to fail 10 times to clear the DL test rather than allowing one imperfect person to drive and killing/injuring 10 innocent people on road".. Resident card (only to show. if he/she has the receipt. Getting learning license (LL) from Royal Oman Police (ROP) Documents required: 1. 2.. Employee will verify all the documents. ROP will fail without reason. He/she may ask to show any of the original documents as mentioned above) He will pass to next counter to pay the fees. Step 3: At the counter. DL. etc. (Approximate timings 8:00AM to 12:00PM) Step 8: In Ministry of Foreign Affairs also need to take waiting number and have to wait till number comes. " I am not supporting or blaming anybody but my personal opinion.. Attested DL. 5 Riyals fees (Payable by Card.” I believe in above quotes and guess ROPs as well. you can drive confidently. (Only for who has DL from their respective countries) 4. believe me • ROPs are doing their work perfectly. The famous say (Quotes) . Learning license requesting application form.
what’s the speed limit. I trained by well known local Man Mr. • Before starting the car engine. I am thankful to him. Soft nature persons. as we are driving Left hand driven car) next classes for understanding the roads. • He may ask questions like. ask ROP to put the same. Or ask you take a turn left or right turn where no turns are allowed. you need to attend more training classes. If he is already wearing. where parking is reserved only for Handicapped • Please find the trainer who speaks & understand English. he may ask you to take right turn. • If you have driving experience on right hand driving (as in India) then you need to attend 5-6 classes (these are depending on individual's ability). • Check all mirrors. While driving. you put the seat belt. • Greet the ROP with smile. there is no other way than left. • If you starting from scratch.Most of the ROPs are good. like below situation. Just obey his orders and answer his questions. don't turn or look at him. answer him as there is no right turn and don’t wait for his answer or next order turn left side. • If you have driving experience on left hand driving (as it in Muscat-Oman) then you need to attend 2-3 (these are depending on individual's ability) classes before attending the tests. I mean. ROP will not do anything but sits along with you in car & show the way to drive.Be cool & Bindaas. RoundAbouts • Need to know better about "Round abouts" (Round abouts .Circles as in India) Two lane RoundAbout . He trained me very well. • Sometimes he may ask you to park. Concentrate on road and listen to orders. are you able to see clearly through mirrors? If no adjust. Initial 2-3 class will go in understanding. If you observe the map/road.Suleman. don't ask again. In such cases. Adjust your seat settings. We are working in same office.
I learned from them. They have given me some good tips. • Use indicators to get out of the RA • You have to concentrate on road. • Directions of Roundabout • Do not change lanes in RoundAbout.• Three lane RoundAbout • While driving.(Anish Krishnan and Razaak). So be careful. • Drive according to the speed limit of respective road. Never turn towards him to listen or to ask any doubts. read and drive. • These signs asked randomly while driving test. • Never change the lanes in "RoundAbouts" Learning from others mistakes: One of my friends are attempting 7th or 8th time for the test. . • Have to use all 3 mirrors. just listen to the trainer. • All roads have sign boards on almost every road. watch them and drive. One of them cleared in 7th attempt and another is trying still.
.One of two wheeler overtook from right side to my friend's driving car. you will get another chance to pass it but if you fail traffic road. 3. why he is failing. Some reasons for failing are mentioned below (few experiences of my friends) Reasons --.Solutions 1.Should maintain speed limit (5 KM + or . Driving slowly than speed limit for that particular road --.You have take 2 passport size photos and labor “Resident card” along with you.Steering has to held strong enough that it shouldn’t slip while driving 7. ROP will give you feedback.Tire touched yellow line --. 2.--. he will say or fail.. my friend honked --. My friend didn't understand which right? First right or second right.Ask mistakes of others. my friend did not honk --.. till 3 moths DL license will be in observation period. ROP asked my friend to go right. . he will say. 4.Any circumstances. he crossed second right also ROP didn't reply. So he took vehicle one more round. 5. At RoundAbout.. you will be passed and you can collect your license next day by paying 20 Oman Riyals in ROP station (By Visa/Credit/debit card). 6. After driving test. If you met with major accident then your DL will be cancelled.Allow pedestrians to cross. At second round he took first right turn. Remember: If you fail in the driving test. ---Please refer the “Directions of RoundAbout” as mentioned above one of above figures. So he asked once again by turning towards ROP. when these guys were waiting for traffic signal ---Should not give much space at right side. ROP did not reply.One of pedestrians crossing road.Should honk if. always give space left side so that others can overtake. My friend was holding steering with open fingers. If you are pass. there will be no second chance. vehicle should not touch yellow line.One of pedestrians crossing road.) If everything goes well. pedestrian crossing main road other than zebra path.. Note: I heard.
5. 3. ID Card for Omani nationals. 4. 5. 6. . Dept receives application and ensures it meets requirements. Two photos with blue background. 18 years for motorcycle 21 years for heavy and mechanical equipment GCC citizens should have obtained a residence card Omani nationals do not have to fill in the application form. Issue of the permit. 2. Copy of the resident card. Fees should be paid. Eye Test Enter data in the computer system. 2. 5. 6. 18 years for expatriates. Blood group. 4. Special conditions if any applicable 1. 2.Process steps 1. Expatriates should approve the form by the sponsor. No objection letter from the sponsor with copy of his ID card for individual sponsorships. 3. 2. 3. Letter of Sponsor for expatriates. Diplomats should provide a letter from their Embassy addressed to the director of Driving License Department for getting the license. What documents are needed to process 1. Steps to follow to request the service a. 1. Applicant must have completed the legal age for getting the license. 3. Fill in the application form. Expatriates married to an Omani national (males to females and vise versa) should bring a marriage certificate or a birth day certificate of a child. 4. Get learner's driving license Who can request this service Omani Nationals and Expatriates.Get learner's driving license Accessibility Icons Overview This service is provided for people who are interested in getting a learners’ driving permit. 7. List of Forms and procedures required: The applicant must appear in person at the officer’s desk. 17 years for light vehicles. b.
Fees for renewal of the learning permit Fee to be paid RO 00. Forms related to this service Form . Only women can obtain a learners’ driving permit for auto transmissions.7. Is it possible to have a learners’ driving permit if the legal age will be reached within one week? A It is not possible unless the legal age is reached. The applicant should sign a commitment that the permit was not detained for a legal or procedural action. Category of driving license for expatriates shall be compatible with the profession determined by the Ministry of Manpower.200 RO 5 RO 3 Places of Payment Frequently Asked Questions Q . .Apply for a driving license ( Arabic only) (PDF 331KB) Fee to be paid Description Application Form Fees of issuing learning permit. What will happen if the learners’ driving permit is lost after completing the first stage? The number of the permit should be obtained from the testing section and the phases completed. . How long will it take Transaction will be finalized in (15) minutes. 8.
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