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Driving licence recognition and validity – Belgium

Driving licence validity in Belgium

The photocard driving licence is valid for 10 years.

If you hold a driving licence for life (i.e. one that remains administratively valid for an unlimited period) that was issued by another EU country, you will have to exchange the licence 2 years after changing your usual place of residence.

Non-EU driving licences - exchange & recognition

You must exchange your non-EU driving licence immediately after moving to Belgium.

To exchange your non-EU driving licence:

  1. go to your local municipality

  2. hand in the following documents: your foreign driving licence, and if required, a certificate from your embassy.

If you have previously exchanged a non-EU driving licence for an EU licence in another EU country, you can use it in Belgium.

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