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Driving licence

Your driving licence in Gibraltar

EU/EEA licences

A valid driving licence issued by a European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) member state is automatically accepted in all other member states. Gibraltar left the EU, with the United Kingdom on 31st January 2020, however for the purposes of driving licences, Gibraltar and the UK will be treated in the same way as a member of the EU until the end of the transition period, which is currently scheduled to end on 31st December 2020.  If you have with an EU/EEA issued driver's licence and you take up residence in Gibraltar, you are not required to exchange it for a Gibraltar issued licence prior to 31st December 2020 (when alternative arrangements may apply), although you may exchange it at any time. If however a traffic offence occurs and the licence needs to be endorsed, you will be required to exchange it for a Gibraltar licence, so that it may be endorsed with the particulars of the offence.

Applying for a driving licence issued in Gibraltar

If you require or wish to change your driving licence for a Gibraltar licence, you must complete the application form and provide, a valid Gibraltar identity card or permit of residence, two recent passport photographs and if required, a medical certificate issued within the previous six months certifying that the driver is physically and mentally fit to drive.

You must have resided in either Gibraltar, the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland for 185 days in the last 12 months and provide documentary evidence of this.

Licences for drivers aged over 70

Driving licence entitlement expires when you reach the age of 70. To continue driving, the entitlement must be renewed every three years by submitting a medical certificate that confirms you are medically fit to drive. There is no fee for this transaction.

International driving permit (IDP)

An international driving permit allows you to drive vehicles in countries outside the European Union, when accompanied by a valid driving licence. The IDP translates details of your driving licence into several languages, enabling foreign authorities to interpret the driving entitlements held, their validity periods and your identity.

If you wish to apply for an IDP, you need two passport-sized photographs together with the application form. An IDP is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and can be renewed at any time within five years of issue.

An international driving permit can only be issued to you, if you hold a Gibraltar driving licence covering the type of vehicle for which the IDP is required and you are a permanent resident in Gibraltar.

Useful contact information

Driver & Vehicle Licensing Department
HM Government of Gibraltar
Eastern Beach Road

+350 20051603

Source: Gibraltar Government