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Driving licence renewal and exchange – Austria

Renew your driving licence

As an EU national living in Austria, if you want to renew a driving licence issued in another EU country, you can do so at the local driving licence authorityde.

You can find more information on HELP.gv.at.

Replace a lost driving licence

If you lose your driving licence or it is stolen, you need to report this to the police as soon as possible, at the latest within a week of it happening. The document you receive confirming that you have reported your licence lost or stolen is valid as a temporary licence for four weeks, albeit only within Austria.

This temporary licence contains all the same information as your normal licence - including any applicable limitations, restrictions and conditions, as well as your personal data and licence categories.

The temporary driving licence is valid only:

  • for a maximum of four weeks from the date of issue (this cannot be extended)
  • in conjunction with official photo ID
  • within Austria

Required documents in case of loss of theft:

  • official photo ID
  • loss or theft report made to the police
  • portrait photo (45 mm high by 35 mm wide) enabling easy recognition of the licence-holder (fulfilling the criteria for passport photos, if possible)
  • possibly, residence registration certificate (to facilitate processing by the authorities)

If you are abroad when you lose your licence or it is stolen, a duplicate Austrian licence cannot be issued in that country.

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