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When should you Revalidate the driving license?

The ages of those who must revalidate the license depend on the type of license held or the date when it was obtained.

You must revalidate the license until your birthday

For example, if you must revalidate your license until you turn 50, you must do it until the last day you are 49 years old. The license expires on the day you turn 50. The deadline to process the revalidation starts 6 months before.

Avoid fines and new examinations

It is important to revalidate your license within the deadline. Driving with a license is penalized with fines. And, if you allow more than two years to go by after the deadline without revalidating the license, you must retake the driving exam to obtain a new license.

Consult, on the tables below, the ages in which you must revalidate the driving license.

If you got your driving license until January 1, 2013

Type of license

When you must revalidate the license

Group 1

Categories AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B and BE, mopeds and agricultural tractors

Before you turn:

  • 50
  • 60
  • 65
  • 70

From age 70 and up, you must revalidate the license every 2 years.

Group 2

Categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and De

Categories B and BE which drive ambulances or firefighter vehicles or perform services of patients’ transport, school transport, collective children transport and renting light-duty passenger vehicles

Before you turn:

  • 40
  • 45
  • 50
  • 55
  • 60
  • 65
  • 68

From age 68 and up, you must revalidate the license every 2 years.

If you got your license between January 2, 2013 and July 29, 2016

Type of license

When you must revalidate the license

Group 1

Categories AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B and BE, mopeds and agricultural tractors

For the first time, on the date indicated on the driving license.

Then, every 15 years, until you turn 60.

Then:

  • at 60 years old
  • at 65 years old
  • at 70 years old

From age 70 and up, you must revalidate the license every 2 years.

Group 2

Categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and De

Categories B and BE which drive ambulances or firefighter vehicles or perform services of patients’ transport, school transport, collective children transport and renting light-duty passenger vehicles

For the first time, on the date indicated on the driving license.

Then, every 5 years, until you turn 70.

From age 70 and up, you must revalidate the license every 2 years.

If you got your license from July 30, 2016

Type of license

When you must revalidate the license

Group 1

Categories AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B and BE, mopeds and agricultural tractors

  • Every 15 years, after the date you got the license, until you turn 60
  • At 60 years old
  • At 65 years old
  • At 70 years old
  • From age 70 and up, you must revalidate the license every 2 years.

If you got your driving license after you were 58 years old, you only need to carry out the first revalidation at 65 years old.

Group 2

Categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and DE

Categories B and BE which drive ambulances or firefighter vehicles or perform services of patients’ transport, school transport, collective children transport and renting light-duty passenger vehicles

  • Every 5 years, after the date you got the license, until you turn 70
  • From age 70 and up, you must revalidate the license every 2 years.

The CE driving license category is only valid for a maximum weight of 20 tons when the driver turns 67 years old.

The D1, D1E, D and DE driving license categories are no longer valid when the driver turns 67 years old and cannot be revalidated.

If you changed your residence address on the Citizen Card, you do not have to revalidate your driving license.