Revalidate the driving license

The drivers must revalidate the driving license in certain ages, depending of the type of licenses they hold.

The simplest and cheapest way to revalidate the driving license is online.

Learn where you may submit your request and what are the advantages of each channel

Revalidate Online
  • Revalidate the driving license through your personal area of ​​IMT Online, through the 'Revalidate now' button

  • Until the 70 years old: 27 €; Over 70 years old: 13.5 €
  • More comfortable
Revalidate on the location

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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.

Where can you Revalidate the driving license?

What are the documents and requirements to Revalidate the driving license?

Online

Consult the table below to know if you need to submit a medical certificate or a psychological aptitude certificate (CAP). If you shall need a CAP, you must scan it and send it by making your request online. If you shall need a medical certificate, the doctor shall send it by email to the IMT.

Online, you do not need to submit any other document.

On the location

You must submit:

  • your Citizen Card (or the tax payer number + identification document or residence permit)
  • the driving license that shall be replaced.

Consult the table below to know if you need to submit a medical certificate or a psychological aptitude certificate (CAP). If you shall need a CAP, you must also bring it with you when you make the request. If you shall need a medical certificate, the doctor shall send it by email to the IMT.

Medical Certificate and Psychological Aptitude Certificate (CAP)

Check below if you need to submit them.

Type of license When you must submit a medical certificate When you must submit a CAP

Group 1 (light-duty vehicles)

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

From 60 years old.

If your license has a 137 restriction (that is, to demand an early medical evaluation), you must always submit the medical certificate.

Never, unless your license has a 138 restriction.

If you have a 138 restriction (that is, to demand an early medical evaluation), you must always submit the CAP.

Group 2 (heavy-duty vehicles)

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

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

Always Always

You may request the CAP to a psychologist or request the CAP to the IMT.

What is the Price to Revalidate the driving license?

Online

  • Until the 70 years old: 27 €
  • Over 70 years old: 13.5 €

By concluding your online request, the ATM payment data shall appear on the screen. You shall also receive them on an email.

On the location

  • Until the 70 years old: 30 €
  • Over 70 years old: 15 €

You may pay:

  • in multibanco
  • in cash
  • with a cheque in euros of a Portuguese account to IGCP, EPE.

How can you Revalidate the driving license?

Check if you need a medical certificate or a psychological aptitude certificate (CAP)

Start by checking if you need to submit a medical certificate or a psychological aptitude certificate (CAP). If you need to submit any of these documents, you should obtain them before requesting a revalidation, either you shall do it online or on a reception desk.

If you shall need a medical certificate, the doctor shall send it by email to the IMT. If you shall need a CAP, you must scan it and send it by making your request online or you must bring it with you if you shall request the revalidation on a reception desk.

Online

  • Access your personal area of the IMT website.
  • Choose the option “Drivers” and, then, “Driving License”.
  • Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

By submitting this request online, you may have to send a psychological aptitude certificate (check if you need a psychological aptitude certificate). You do not need to submit any other document.

On the location

When you submit the request, you should bring:

You may request the CAP to a psychologist or request the CAP to the IMT. If you shall need a medical certificate, the doctor shall send it by email to the IMT.

You shall receive the new license on the address you indicate

If nobody is home on that address to receive the new license, you can pick it up on the post office within 5 days. After this period, it shall become available on the Direção Regional ou Distrital de Mobilidade e Transportes (Regional or Provincial Mobility and Transports Directorate) of your area of residence.

If you request the revalidation online, you shall receive the new license within 10 days.

If you request the revalidation on the IMT reception desks, you shall receive the new license within 8 days. On another reception service, the receipt deadline is 25 days.

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