Exchange the military driving license for a civil license

The holders of valid driving certificates issued by the military or security forces may exchange them for a civil driving license for the same vehicles’ categories.

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Who can Exchange the military driving license for a civil license?

  • The holders of valid driving certificates issued by military or security forces, with the minimum age demanded by law to drive the vehicles of the categories allowed on the license.

    The exchange may be requested up to two years after the soldier or agent:

    finishes the bachelor’s degree

    is out of service or on reserve

    is pre-retired

    is retired.

When can you Exchange the military driving license for a civil license?

You may request the exchange for the civil driving license from the moment you have the driving certificate issued by the military authority or security force or up to two years after:

  • you have a bachelor’s degree.
  • you are out of service or on reserve.
  • you are pre-retired.
  • you are retired.

Where can you Exchange the military driving license for a civil license?

What are the documents and requirements to Exchange the military driving license for a civil license?

  • To submit the request, you shall need to display:

    your identification document and the tax-payer card

    a certified copy of the military driving license (driving certificate) you want to replace

    a proof document of your military situation

    an electronic medical certificate, which proves you are physical and mentally able to drive the vehicles of the categories allowed on the license

    a psychological assessment certificate, which proves you are psychologically able to drive, if your license include the categories:

    C

    CE

    D

    DE

    C1

    C1E

    D1

    D1E

    B and BE if you are a driver of:

    ambulances

    firefighting vehicles

    transport of sick people vehicles

    school transport vehicles

    collective children transports

    taxis.

     

    The medical certificate and the psychological assessment certificate may be issued by the military or security force to which the driver belongs.

What is the Price to Exchange the military driving license for a civil license?

The exchange of the military driving license for a civil license bears the cost of 30,00€.

How can you Exchange the military driving license for a civil license?

Go to the service of the Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes, I.P. (IMT) (Mobility and Transports Institute)  near you and bring the necessary documents with you.

 

When you submit the request, your photograph and signature shall be digitally registered.

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