Portugal Has Started to Recognize Foreign Driving Licenses

  • 1
But not from every country.

Portuguese authorities have announced a new law on the foreign driving licenses recognition used by citizens of several countries.

Details. The new rules apply on August 1. People with a driver's license issued by the member States of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) can now drive a car in Portugal without changing their driver's license to Portuguese.

The measure applies to the following countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Sao Tome, and Principe, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland, and Iceland.

What does it mean? Portuguese media explain that citizens of all the countries mentioned above can drive a car in Portugal with an original driver's license, even if they have a residence permit in Portugal.

Despite the introduction of new rules for the recognition of foreign driving licenses, the Portuguese authorities stressed that certain exceptions apply.

According to the Portuguese Institute of Mobility and Transport, the owner of a foreign driver's license must not be over 60 years old to be able to drive a car with an original document in Portugal.

In addition, the new rules apply only if the driver received or updated a foreign driver's license more than 15 years ago. That means that new drivers, as well as drivers with less than 15 years of driving experience, will not be able to use their documents while in Portugal.

Also read: The Best Countries in Europe for Traveling By Car

Source: Schengen Visa Info
Photo: Erik Mclean 

Quoting conditions of Prian.info materials

Share the link:
Tags: Portugal, Tourism, Life abroad

Read also

Picky Expats. Which Countries Immigrants Are Most Dissatisfied With
Old Europe passes the baton of public favor.
The EU Has Loosened the Requirements for Obtaining the Blue Card for Foreign Specialists
The amendments were adopted after many years of negotiations between various European institutions.
Golden Visa Holders Cannot Leave Portugal
The owners of the Portuguese residence permit are outraged by the delays.
Germany Wants to Attract More Foreigners
The Minister of Labor wants to turn Germany into a country of immigrants.
Real Estate Facts That Will Surprise You in the UAE
The tallest skyscrapers in the world and the largest shopping centers, the largest bulk...
I Want to Live By the Sea or Why Foreigners Move to Montenegro
Read till the end to get a special offer

News and articles on the topic «Portugal»:

Portugal Has Doubled the Golden Visa Program Income
  • 2
In July, the country's Border Service issued 80 "golden visas". The result of investments...
23 European Cities to Limit Short-term Rentals
  • 3
Popular locations only.