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Getting a driving licence in the EU – Slovakia

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EU driving licences - conditions

Driver training and driving test

To obtain a driving licence, you:

  • must sign up with an approved driving school for theoretical instruction and practical training. The exact amount of theoretical instruction and practical training will depend on the category of driving licence. The duration of the driving course shall not exceed 12 months from the beginning of the course.

  • must pass a theory exam and a practical test held by Ministry of Interiorsk.

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 cc) 18 years
Category A (over 35 kW cc) 24 years
Category B (passenger cars) 17 years

Fitness to drive

If you wish to renew an EU driving licence you must undergo a medical check:

  • two months before reaching the age of 65 at the earliest and not later than 2 months after reaching the age of 65 years and thereafter every 5 years (if your driving licence was issued before 19 January 2013);

  • every five years once you reach the age of 65 (if your driving licence was issued after 19 January 2013).

Regular medical check every five years are required for drivers who:

  • hold a driving licence for vehicle categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and DE.

Other drivers are not required to undergo a medical check.

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