How to get a driving license in Portugal
If you are an international resident of Portugal, it's possible that you already possess a current driver's license from your country. Even so, you might be required to exchange in your foreign driver's license for a Portuguese one after a certain duration. This article will walk you through the process of changing your foreign driver's license to a Portuguese driving license.
Step 1: Confirm that your driver's license is valid in Portugal.
The first step is to make sure that Portugal will accept your foreign driver's license. You can be permitted to use your license for up to six months if it is from an EU member state or another nation that has an agreement with Portugal. You will have to swap your license for a Portuguese one if it is not from one of these nations.
Step 2: Collect the necessary paperwork
You will need to present a number of documents in order to exchange your foreign driver's license for a Portuguese license, including:
- Your original foreign driver's license
- A Portuguese residency card or other evidence of residence
- A Portuguese doctor's health certificate
- Two passport photos
- Evidence that the license exchange price has been paid
Step 3: Submit your application
You can submit your application for a Portuguese driver's license once you have all the necessary paperwork. You must present your paperwork at an IMTT (local driving license authority office). You'll also be required to have an eye test.
Step 4: Wait for your license
You will have to wait for your Portuguese driver's license to be granted after submitting your application. Be patient; this procedure could take several weeks. You must return to the driving license authority office to pick up your license once it is ready.
In conclusion, as long as you have all the necessary paperwork, switching your foreign driver's license for a Portuguese license is a simple procedure. Verify the validity of your foreign driver's license and make the necessary preparations. Good luck!