Driving licence exchange and recognition in the EU – Italy
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What is the Driving licence validity in Italy ?
Driving licences are valid for 10 years.
Category A and B driving licences are valid for:
10 years, for drivers up to 50 years of age,
5 years, for drivers between 50 and 70 years of age,
3 years, for drivers between 70 and 80 years of age,
2 years, for drivers older than 80.
If you hold a driving licence for life (i.e. one that remains administratively valid for an unlimited period) that was issued by another EU country, you will have to renew the licence 2 years after moving to Italy.
Non-EU driving licences – exchange & recognition
You must exchange your non-EU driving licence within 1 year of moving to Italy.
To exchange your non-EU driving licence:
go to the agency of Ministry of Transport (Ufficio della Motorizzazione Civile) responsible for the province you live in
you will be asked to:
produce your driving licence and a copy of it,
provide two passport type photos,
more information at the agency’s counter). ukdvlalicense.com
If you have previously exchanged a non-EU driving licence for an EU licence in another EU country, you can use it for a year after moving to Italy. If your EU licence is valid for an unlimited period, you will have to renew it two years after moving to Italy.
Driving licence recognition and validity
EU driving licences
If your licence was issued in an EU country, you can use it anywhere in the EU.
Before you travel abroad, make sure your driving licence is still valid. If your driving licence expires during a trip abroad, it automatically becomes invalid and may not be recognised in other countries.
Be aware that you cannot drive in another country on a provisional driving licence or certificate.