The issue of driving licences
You have to meet several conditions:
Directive 91/439/EEC lays down an optional arrangement for students who go to study in another state. They can apply either to their country of normal residence, or to their country of origin.
Article 9 of Directive 91/439/EEC defines normal residence. It is noted that "normal residence", means the place where a person usually lives, that is for at least 185 days in each calendar year, because of personal and occupational ties, or, in the case of a person with no occupational ties, because of personal ties, which show close links between that person and the place where he is living.
However, Article 7(1)(b) of Directive 91/439/EEC stipulates that the issue of a driving licence is subject to applicants having their normal residence in the territory of the Member State issuing the licence or being in a position to produce evidence that they have been studying there for a period of at least six months.
In this case, students who wish to obtain a driving licence can apply either to the authorities of the state of origin or to those of the host country.
Annex III of Directive
91/439/EEC on driving licences sets the minimum standards of
physical and mental fitness for driving a power-driven vehicle.
You may also refer to section PRINCIPLES - "Prerogatives of the Member state of residence" for further details, more particularly on the distinction made between Group I and Group II.
In such a case applicants belong to Group 2 according to the classification established by directive 91/439/EEC. They must always undergo a medical examination before a driving licence is first issued and, thereafter, must undergo such periodic examinations as may be prescribed by national legislation.
You may also consult section PRINCIPLES - "Prerogatives of the Member state of residence" for further details, more particular on the classification made between Group I and Group II.
The way in which the driving test is conducted is described in Annex II of Directive 91/439/EEC. The test is conducted in two stages. The first consists in testing the theoretical knowledge of the candidate. The second consists of a practical test during which the candidate's fitness to drive and his behaviour in traffic will be evaluated.
For more detailed information concerning your host Member State, please consult the national sites ( see section "LINKS").
No, in its Article 7(5) Directive 91/439/EEC stipulates that no person may hold a driving licence from more than one Member State. This includes withdrawn licences.
|last update: 03-02-2009|