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DRIVING LICENCE IN PORTUGAL

DRIVING LICENCE IN  PORTUGAL

CHANGE OF YOUR DRIVING LICENSE IN PORTUGAL

 
1 - Validity of the French driving license in Portugal

 
Your UK driving license allows driving within the EU or the EEA, subject to compliance with traffic and road safety rules in force in each Member State.
However, residents resident in Portugal who hold a UK license without a period of validity (pink license) are required, after two years of residence, to exchange their driving license for a Portuguese license.
The user who has exchanged his / her title abroad may, on his return to UK, apply to the reinstatement of his rights to drive on the national territory, provided that he has obtained these rights After passing the UK driving license.

 

2 - New European driving licence

 

Since 19 January 2013, new secure licenses are issued within the European Union. These licenses will have to be renewed every 15 years for light driver categories, every 5 years for heavy vehicles.