Updating your driving licence

Your new licence may have a different validity period and will be subject to any restrictions or conditions that apply in your new country.10 years: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom 15 years: Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Poland, Slovakia Provisional or temporary licences, international driving permits (or any other certificates issued in your home country) are not regulated at EU level and may not be recognised in other EU countries.

Those who fail to comply with this requirement could face a fine of $95 to $154. If you have declared your change of address but have not received a confirmation on our part within 10 days of moving to your new address, contact us.If your address doesn’t match any of the addresses in the database, it might be automatically corrected.You should use the address shown on an official bill such as your rates, electricity or phone bill.Since 2013, all driving licences issued in the EU have a standard format – a plastic, credit card-sized photocard, with better security features.

You can still use your old-style licence, but you will be issued with the new format when you renew your existing licence and in any case at the latest by 2033.

If you have an EU driving licence that was issued in exchange for a non‑EU licence, and you wish to move to another EU country with your converted licence, you should be aware that your new licence may not be recognised there. You need to check with the local authorities in your new country what the conditions are for recognising non-EU licences. Angeles is a Chilean who moved to Spain a few years ago.

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