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Driving licences

Obligations of a foreign national with a foreign driving licence

 

EU citizens

 

A member of European Union country, who is a holder of a driving licence of European Union and who has a place of residence in the  territory of the Czech Republic, may continue driving with his national driving licence in the Czech Republic for the period of its validity. At the same time, he/she may (but does not have to) apply at the relevant office of the municipality with extended competence for issuing a driving licence as replacement of a driving licence of European Union.

 

Citizens of so-called third countries outside the EU

 

A holder of a valid driving licence issued by a foreign country may drive in the Czech Republic with

 

A: a foreign driving licence pursuant to Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna 1968) or pursuant to Convention on Road Traffic (Geneva 1949) for the period of its validity only. A foreign national having a permanent or temporary residence in the territory of the Czech Republic for a period longer than 1 year in the  territory of the Czech Republic, is obliged to apply at the relevant office of the municipality with extended competence for issuing a  driving licence as replacement of driving licence issued by a foreign country, namely within 3 months of the day when the permanent or temporary residence for a period longer than 1 year was permitted to him/her.

 

B: an international driving licence issued in addition to the foreign national driving licence in case this is not in accordance with the Convention on Road Traffice (Vienna 1968) or Convention on Road Traffice (Geneva 1949). The only limit here is the  validity of the international driving licence.

 

If the office of the municipality has doubts about the validity of a  driving licence issued by a foreign country, it shall check its validity at the representation of the country that had issued this driving licence.

 

A driving licence issued by a foreign country can be replaced by a  driving licence of the Czech Republic only if the driving licence issued by a foreign country corresponds to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna 1968) or to the Convention on Road Traffic (Geneva 1949). Licences that do not correspond to the Conventions cannot be replaced and their owners must enter a driving school and take a theoretical and practical examination in vehicle driving. You might send your licence for recognition to the Drivers Agenda Office of the Municipality.

 

 

Replacement of driving licence of European Union or driving licence issued by a foreign country

 

An application for issuing a driving licence may be submitted in person or on one's behalf on the basis of power of attorney. An application form can be collected at the counter of Drivers Agenda Office of the Brno City Municipality, Kounicova 67, Brno only. The form must not be copied nor may an electronic form of submission be used. Fill in the form with an office at the counter.

 

The following must be attached to the application for the driving licence issue:

  • a valid proof of identity of the applicant,
  • one current photograph,
  • a driving licence of European Union or a driving licence issued by a foreign country, the replacement of which is requested,
  • a document proving a usual domicile of the applicant in the territory of the Czech Republic (for longer than 185 days),
  • an affirmation of the applicant that no other member country has imposed prohibition of activity on him/her consisting in the ban of motor vehicles driving and that his/her driving licence has not been suspended or withdrawn, or that the period has already expired, for which the prohibition of activity had been imposed or for which the  renewal of driving licence of the applicant was limited or conditioned by another member country and specifies this fact and the extent of the  limitation or conditioning in the affirmation.

 

The applications are disposed of within the period stipulated by law, within 20 days of the application filing date at the latest.

 

It is necessary to take over the driving licence in person or via a proxy on the basis of officially authenticated power of attorney at the Drivers Agenda Office of Brno City Municipality.

 

An applicant for issuing a driving licence is obliged to hand over a  driving licence of European Union or a driving licence issued by a  foreign country together with taking over a driving licence.

 

An issuing of a driving licence in replacement of a driving licence issued by a foreign country is charged by an administrative fee of 50 CZK. The fee can be paid in cash or by credit card.

 

For further help in English please contact BRNO EXPAT CENTRE, www.brnoexpatcentre.eu , info@brnoexpatcentre.eu.

 
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