Italy driver’s licence

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Italy driver’s licence

Italy driver's licence

Obtaining an Italian driver’s license involves a few key steps. Here’s a breakdown of the process for both EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens:

EU/EEA Citizens:

If you hold a valid driver’s license from another EU/EEA country, you can generally exchange it for an Italian license if you’ve resided in Italy for more than two years. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Gather Required Documents:

    • Filled out form TT 2112 (available at the Motorizzazione Civile office or online
    • Proof of payment of the issuance fee
    • Two passport photos
    • Original foreign driving license and a full copy of the front and back
    • Valid ID (passport or EU identity card) and a full copy
    • Tax code (codice fiscale) or health card (tessera sanitaria) and a full copy
  • Visit the Motorizzazione Civile: Locate your nearest Motorizzazione Civile office  Submit your application package and fees. international driving permit in italy

  • Receive Your Italian License: Your Italian driver’s license will be mailed to you within a few weeks.

Non-EU/EEA Citizens:

If you don’t hold a qualifying EU/EEA license or your country doesn’t have a reciprocity agreement with Italy, you’ll need to take the full Italian licensing process:

  • Medical Certificate: Obtain a medical certificate (certificato medico-legale) from a doctor authorized by the Local Health Authority (ASL – Azienda Sanitaria Locale). Find your nearest ASL by searching online: “ASL + [your town or city name]”.

  • Theory Test (Esame Teorico): Enroll in a driving school (scuola guida) or study independently for the computer-based theory test on traffic regulations and road signs. You can take the test in Italian or other languages (availability may vary). international drivers license will

  • Learner’s Permit (Patente di guida a quiz): Pass the theory test to obtain a learner’s permit. This allows you to practice driving with a qualified instructor. Driving Licence for sale

  • Practical Driving Lessons and Test (Prova Pratica di Guida): Take practical driving lessons with a driving school instructor and pass the practical driving test with a Motorizzazione Civile examiner.

  • Documents Required (Similar to EU/EEA citizens, with additional documents):

    • Proof of residency in Italy (permesso di soggiorno or renewal receipt)
    • International Driving Permit (optional, but recommended if your foreign license is not in Italian)
  • Receive Your Italian License: Upon passing both theory and practical tests, the Motorizzazione Civile will issue your Italian driver’s license.

Additional Information:

  • Costs: Expect to pay for the medical certificate, driving lessons (if you use a school), theory test, practical test, license issuance fee, and registration fee.
  • Driving Schools: While not mandatory, using a driving school is highly recommended for both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to pass the tests.

Resources:

  • Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (Italian language):
  • Expatica Guide on Getting an Italian Driver’s License (English):
  • Information for Refugees on Getting an Italian Driver’s License (English):

Remember:

  • This is a general overview. It’s always best to check the latest requirements with your local Motorizzazione Civile office for the most up-to-date information.
  • Consider using a driving school (scuola guida) for guidance and practice throughout the process, especially if you’re unfamiliar with Italian traffic regulations.
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