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Getting a driving licence in the EU – Austria

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EU driving licences - conditions

Driver training & driving test

To obtain a driving licence, you need to:

  • Pass the theory part of the driving test (a computer-based test taken at the driving school).

    To be allowed to sit the theory test, you need to produce a valid certificate of good health issued by a doctor and to have completed the driving theory training at a driving school.
  • You can sit the practical test after you have passed the theory test, provided that you have reached the minimum age for obtaining the category of driving licence applied for.

    You may use the services of an interpreter for the practical part of the driving test.

Click on this link for a list of Austrian driving schoolsde .

Age requirement

The minimum age at which you can obtain a driving licence is:

Category A1 (up to 125 cc) 16 years
Category A2 (up to 35 kW) 18 years
Category A (over 35 kW) 20 years if you have held a Category A2 licence for two years (minimum age of 21 for driving three-wheeled motor vehicles); otherwise 24 years (for a licence obtained directly)
Category B (passenger cars) 18 years

Fitness to drive

If you wish to renew an EU driving licence, you do not need to undergo a medical check.

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