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2013/21/EU: Commission Decision of 18 December 2012 on equivalences between categories of driving licences (notified under document C(2012) 9358) Text with EEA relevance

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22.1.2013   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 19/1


COMMISSION DECISION

of 18 December 2012

on equivalences between categories of driving licences

(notified under document C(2012) 9358)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2013/21/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on driving licences (1), and in particular the first paragraph of Article 13(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2006/126/EC provides that all driving licences issued by Member States should be mutually recognised, including those issued before the date of application of the principle of mutual recognition.

(2)

The principle of mutual recognition of driving licences entails full recognition of all entitlements which have been granted to a licence holder in accordance with national provisions in force at the time.

(3)

Directive 2006/126/EC provides that the Member States should establish equivalences between the categories of driving licences issued before the implementation of that Directive and those defined in Article 4 thereof. Those equivalences should have the agreement of the Commission in a legally binding form.

(4)

The tables of equivalences between the categories of driving licences established by Commission Decision 2008/766/EC of 25 August 2008 on equivalences between categories of driving licences (2) should be updated.

(5)

Decision 2008/766/EC should therefore be repealed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

This Decision shall apply to all valid driving licences issued by the Member States which are in circulation.

Article 2

Tables of equivalences between categories of driving licences, which have been issued in Member States before the implementation of Directive 2006/126/EC and the harmonised categories of driving licences as defined in Article 4 of Directive 2006/126/EC are set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 3

1.   Categories of driving licences which have been issued prior to the implementation of Directive 2006/126/EC entitle the holder to drive vehicles of the corresponding categories as described in the Annex without exchange of the driving licence. Certain restrictions may apply and are stated for the relevant entitlement in the Annex.

2.   On exchange of a driving licence to an EU model driving licence as described in Annex I to Directive 2006/126/EC the equivalent entitlements shall be granted as described in the Annex.

3.   Codes which indicate the restriction of corresponding entitlements are harmonised EU codes as specified in Annex I to Directive 2006/126/EC.

4.   The principle of mutual recognition as stated in Article 2(1) of Directive 2006/126/EC does not apply to national categories of driving licences.

Article 4

This Decision shall apply as from 19 January 2013.

Decision 2008/766/EC is repealed with effect from 19 January 2013.

Article 5

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 18 December 2012.

For the Commission

Siim KALLAS

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 403, 30.12.2006, p. 18.

(2)  OJ L 270, 10.10.2008, p. 31.


ANNEX

MODELS ISSUED IN BELGIUM

Model Belgium 1 (B1)

Issued in Belgium from 1.1.1967 to 31.12.1988

Description: The model appears in one of the following languages: Dutch, French and German. Differences as regards colour and printing of the model exist. Pink paper model (105/222 mm) with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model B1

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B

AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE

 

B*

AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE

1

C

A1, A2, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

 

D

A1, A2, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

 

AF

AM, A1, A2, A with EU codes for adapted vehicles

2

BF

B with EU codes for adapted vehicles

2

Additional information:

1.

B* for vehicles of category B used as taxi, for car hire, staff transport, etc.

2.

To be entitled to drive vehicles of category AF and/or BF, the validation of category A and/or B was required, as well as of category F, as well as the indication of the number of the registration plate on the licence.

Model Belgium 2 (B2)

Issued in Belgium from 1.1.1989 to 30.9.1998

Description: The model appears in one of the following languages: Dutch, French and German. Differences as regards colour and printing of the model exist. Pink paper model (106/222 mm) with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model B2

Corresponding categories

(A3)

AM

A2

AM, A1, A2, A

A1

AM, A1, A2, A

B

AM, B

BE

AM, B, BE

C

AM, B, C1, C

CE

AM, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

D

AM, B, D1, D

DE

AM, B, BE, D1, D1E, D, DE

Model Belgium 3 (B3)

Issued in Belgium since 1.1.1998

Description: The model appears in one of the following languages: Dutch, French and German. Pink paper model (106/222 mm) with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model B3

Corresponding categories

(A3)

AM

(G)

(A<)

AM, A1, A2

A

AM, A1, A2, A

B

AM, B

BE

AM, B, BE

C1

AM, B, C1

C1E

AM, B, BE. C1, C1E

C

AM, B, C1, C

CE

AM, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

D1

AM, B, D1

D1E

AM, B, BE, D1, D1E

D

AM, B, D1, D

DE

AM, B, BE, D1, D1E, D, DE

Model Belgium 4 (B4)

Issued in Belgium since 01.07.2010

Description: The model appears in one of the following languages: Dutch, French and German. Pink polycarbonate card model, manufactured in accordance with the provisions of Annex I of Directive 2006/126/EC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model B4

Corresponding categories

(A3)

AM

(G)

(A<)

AM, A1, A2

A

AM, A1, A2, A

B

AM, B

BE

AM, B, BE

C1

AM, B, C1

C1E

AM, B, BE. C1, C1E

C

AM, B, C1, C

CE

AM, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

D1

AM, B, D1

D1E

AM, B, BE, D1, D1E

D

AM, B, D1, D

DE

AM, B, BE, D1, D1E, D, DE

MODELS ISSUED IN BULGARIA

Model Bulgaria 1 (BG1)

Issued in Bulgaria from 01.01.2010 to 19.01.2013

Description: In conformity with Directive 2006/126/EC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model BG1

Corresponding categories

M

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

Tr6

Ttm

Tkt

MODELS ISSUED IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Model Czech Republic 1 (CZ1)

Issued in the Czech Republic from 1.1.2001 to 30.4.2004

Description: Material: Multi-coloured banknote paper, enclosed in plastic. Circular holographic image (with “CZ” in the centre) in laminate overlaps photograph at lower left. Photo: 35 mm × 45 mm affixed in the frame space on the front side with an official stamp including the name of the issuing authority and the state coat of arms.

Validity of driving licence: up to lifetime. This model has to be exchanged by 31 December 2013.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model CZ1

Corresponding categories

AM

AM

A1

A1

A (age 18 and above)

A2

A (age 21 and above)

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

T (national category agricultural tractors)

Model Czech Republic 2 (CZ2)

Issued in the Czech Republic since 1.5.2004

Description: Material: Polycarbonate plastic card size ID1 – 54 × 86 mm (credit-card size) with the words „ŘIDIČSKÝ PRŮKAZ“ and the country name „ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA“ at top. The words „MODEL EVROPSKÝCH SPOLEČENSTVÍ“ and „DRIVING LICENSE“ in EU languages appears at the right side of the card. The distinguishing sign of the Member State issuing the license („CZ“), printed in negative in a blue rectangle and encircled by twelve yellow stars appears at the upper left corner of the card. Laser engraved personal data including photo and signature of the holder. Positive high relief embossing with guilloches and letters „CZ“ on both sides of the card. Logo with letters „CZ“ at the right upper corner of the front side in optically variable ink changing between gold and green colour. Changeable image at the right bottom corner of the front side displays photo of the holder and driving license number (the same as in the field 5.).

Validity of driving licence: 10 years

Table of equivalences

Categories of model CZ2

Corresponding categories

A1

A1

A (age 18 and above)

A2

A (age 21 and above)

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

AM

AM

T (national category agricultural tractors)

MODELS ISSUED IN DENMARK

Model Denmark 1 (DK1)

Issued in Denmark until 30.4.1986

Description: The model is pink, with four pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model DK1

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1, A2, A

1

A2

AM, A1, A2, A

1

B

AM, B1, B

2

BE

BE

 

C

C1, C

 

CE

C1E, CE

 

D

D1, D

 

DE

D1E, DE

 

Additional information:

1.

The Danish category A1 is a motorcycle without side-car and A2 is motorcycle with side-car. Those categories are therefore not corresponding to the subcategories A1 and A2 as defined in Directive 2006/126/EC. Entitlement to drive with the Danish category A1 is restricted to motorcycles without a side-car, and A2 is restricted to motorcycles with sidecar. Holders of the Danish category A1 and/or A2 are entitled to obtain full AM, A1, A2, and A in other Member States.

2.

Holders of the Danish category B are also authorized to drive motor tricycles.

This model is no longer valid for driving in Denmark, since a mandatory exchange of all licences was imposed in the years 1991 to 1993. Nevertheless, the licence can be renewed to a new driving licence issued by Denmark and has to be recognised by other Member States until 19.01.2033.

Model Denmark 2 (DK2)

Issued in Denmark from 1.5.1986 to 30.6.1996

Description: the model contains pink and beige lines, four pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model DK2

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1, A2, A

1

A2

AM, A1, A2, A

1

B

AM, B1, B

2

BE

BE

 

C

C1, C

 

CE

C1E, CE

 

D

D1, D

 

DE

D1E, DE

 

Additional information:

1.

The Danish category A1 is motorcycle without side-car, and A2 is a motorcycle with side-car. Those categories are therefore not corresponding to the subcategories A1 and A2 as defined in Directive 2006/126/EC. Entitlement to drive with the Danish category A1 is restricted to motorcycles without a side-car, and A2 is restricted to motorcycles with sidecar. Holders of the Danish category A1 and/or A2 are entitled to obtain full AM, A1, A2, and A in other Member States.

2.

Holders of the Danish category B are also authorized to drive motor tricycles.

Model Denmark 3 (DK3)

Issued in Denmark from 1.7.1996 to 13.4.1997

Description: Model with pink and beige lines, four pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model DK3

Corresponding categories

Notes

A (small motorcycle)

AM, A1,

1

A (large motorcycle)

AM, A1, A2, A

2

B

AM, B1, B

3

BE

BE

 

C

C1, C

 

CE

C1E, CE

 

D

D1, D

 

DE

D1E, DE

 

Additional information:

1.

Holders of the Danish category A (small motorcycle) are authorized to drive:

a.

Two-wheeled motorcycle without side-car with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio not exceeding 0,16 kW/kg and power not exceeding 25 kW.

b.

Two-wheeled motorcycle with side-car with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio not exceeding 0,16 kW/kg.

c.

Motor tricycles.

d.

Vehicles mentioned under a., b. and c. with trailer.

e.

Large moped.

2.

Holders of the Danish category A (large motorcycle) are authorized to drive:

a.

Vehicles as mentioned under (1).

b.

Two-wheeled motorcycle without side-car with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio exceeding 0,16 kW/kg or power exceeding 25 kW.

c.

Two-wheeled motorcycle with side-car with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio exceeding 0,16 kW/kg.

d.

Vehicles mentioned under b. and c. with trailer.

3.

Holders of the Danish category B are also authorized to drive motor tricycles

Model Denmark 4 (DK4)

Issued in Denmark since 14.4.1997

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model DK4

Corresponding categories

Notes

A (small motorcycle)

AM, A1

1

A (large motorcycle)

AM, A1, A2, A

2

B

AM, B1, B

3

BE

BE

 

C

C1, C

 

CE

C1E, CE

 

D

D1, D

 

DE

D1E, DE

 

Additional information:

1.

Holders of the Danish category A (small motorcycle) are authorized to drive:

a.

Two-wheeled motorcycle without side-car with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio not exceeding 0,16 kW/kg and power not exceeding 25 kW.

b.

Two-wheeled motorcycle with side-car with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio not exceeding 0,16 kW/kg.

c.

Motor tricycles.

d.

Vehicles mentioned under a., b. and c. with trailer.

e.

Large moped.

2.

Holders of the Danish category A (large motorcycle) are authorized to drive:

a.

Vehicles as mentioned under (1).

b.

Two-wheeled motorcycle without side-car with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio exceeding 0,16 kW/kg or power exceeding 25 kW.

c.

Two-wheeled motorcycle with side-car with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio exceeding 0,16 kW/kg.

d.

Vehicles mentioned under b. and c. with trailer.

3.

Holders of the Danish category B are also authorized to drive motor tricycles.

The date of first issue of driving licence categories that were issued before 1.5.1986 cannot be traced back. In such cases, the symbol ‘<’ or ‘≤’ may appear in column 10 on the licence, accompanied by a certain year, indicating that the category was issued before or in that year.

Until 19 January 2013 the Danish rules for entitlement to drive small mopeds are as follows:

The following each entitles a person to drive a small moped in Denmark:

a)

a moped certificate,

b)

a driving licence for driving a tractor, or

c)

being 18 years of age or above.

MODELS ISSUED IN GERMANY

Model Germany 1 (D1)

Issued in Germany until 1.4.1986 (in particular cases the date of issue may be after 1.4.1986)

Description: Grey, four pages. A variety of differences as regards colour and form of the model may occur in practice, since this model has been issued for over 40 years. Models issued in the Land of Saarland may have a different size and are bilingual (German and French).

Table of equivalences

Categories of model D1

Corresponding categories

Notes

1

AM, A1, A2, A

1

1 beschränkt auf Leichtkrafträder: 1.4.1980 — 31.3.1986

AM, A1

7

2

AM, A1, A B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

2,3,5,8

3

AM, B, BE, C1, C1E

3,4,5,9

4

6

(5)

 

Additional information:

Further entitlements of a very specific and limited kind, which are not displayed in the tables, may emerge. In the rare circumstance that such a case does occur, German issuing authorities will have to be contacted in case of doubt about the scope of a particular entitlement.

1.

If a «Klasse 1» licence was obtained before 1.4.1954 (before 1.10.1960 in the Land of Saarland), the holder is entitled to drive category B 79 (≤ 700 cm3) in addition, without having to exchange the licence. In case of exchange of such a licence, the holder is granted a full category B licence.

2.

If the holder of a «Klasse 2» entitlement had his 50th birthday before 31.12.1999, his entitlement ceased to be valid on 31.12.2000. In case this licence holder exchanged his licence for a new model before or on 31.12.2000, the period of validity and the periodicity of medical examination for the new model apply. If a holder turns 50 after 31.12.1999, he has to exchange his licence for a new model on his 50th birthday at the latest and thereafter a period of validity of five years applies.

Where such a licence holder establishes his normal residence in another Member State without being in compliance with the above rules, his «Klasse 2» entitlement should not be recognised (unless he has changed his normal residence before the above rules apply to him).

3.

If a «Klasse 2» or a «Klasse 3» licence was obtained before 1.12.1954 (before 1.10.1960 in the Land of Saarland), the holder is entitled to drive categories, A1 and A 79 (≤ 250 cm3) in addition. In both cases, the holder is granted an unrestricted category A entitlement in case of exchanging the licence.

If a «Klasse 2» or a «Klasse 3» licence was obtained after the above dates but before 1.4.1980, it entitles the holder to drive categoryA1 in addition.

4.

The holder of a «Klasse 3» licence is also entitled to drive the following vehicle: CE 79 (C1E > 12 t, L ≤ 3) (= not more than three axles in total).

This entitlement has to figure on a new licence which is issued in exchange, only at the explicit demand of the holder.

5.

The holder of a licence of «Klasse 3» is entitled to drive buses without passengers with a maximum weight of less than 7,5 t, also in international traffic. The holder of a licence of «Klasse 2» is entitled to drive buses without passengers in international traffic. After exchange of the models in Germany, the right to drive a bus without passengers is limited to German territory with application of a national code.

6.

Where a «Klasse 4» entitlement was granted before 1.12.1954 (before 1.10.1960 in the Land of Saarland) it is not a national category only but entitles the holder to drive the following categories: A1, A 79 (≤ 250 cm3) and B 79 (≤ 700 cm3). In both cases the holder is granted an unrestricted category A and B entitlement when exchanging the licence.

In case a «Klasse 4» licence was issued after the above dates, but before 1.4.1980, it entitles the holder to drive category A1.

7.

A1 is also valid for category A1 motorcycles with a power/weight ratio above 0,1 kW/kg (new code 79.05)

8.

A1 is also valid for A1 motorcycles with a power/weight ratio above 0,1 kW/kg (new code 79.05). A is restricted to tricycles (new code 79.03) and tricycles combined with a trailer having a maximum authorized mass not exceeding 750 kg (new code 79.04). BE is also valid for category BE vehicle where the maximum authorized mass of the trailer exceeds 3 500 kg (new code 79.06)

9.

A is restricted to tricycles (new code 79.03) and tricycles combined with a trailer having a maximum authorized mass not exceeding 750 kg (new code 79.04). BE is also valid for category BE vehicle where the maximum authorized mass of the trailer exceeds 3 500 kg (new code 79.06).

Model Germany 2 (D2)

Issued in the German Democratic Republic until 1969

Description: Grey model with four pages.

A statutory amendment, which took effect on 1.4.1957, changed the scope and the definitions of categories. Hence two tables of equivalences are required for this model.

D2a:   Model issued until 31.3.1957

Table of equivalences

Categories of model D2a

Corresponding categories

Notes

1

AM, A1, A2, A, B

5,

2

AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1,3,4,6

3

AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

2,3,4,6

4

AM, A1, A2, A, B

4,5

D2b:   Model issued from 1.4.1957 to 1969.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model D2b

Corresponding categories

Notes

1

AM, A1, A2, A

 

2

AM, A1, B

4,5

3

AM, A1

7

4

AM, A1, B, BE, C1, C1E

2,3,4,6,

5

AM, A1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1,3,4,6

Additional information:

Further entitlements of a very specific and limited kind, which are not displayed in the tables, may emerge. In the rare circumstance that such a case does occur, German issuing authorities will have to be contacted in case of doubt about the scope of a particular entitlement.

1.

If the holder of a ‘Klasse 2’ entitlement issued before 1.4.1957 or of a ‘Klasse 5’ entitlement issued after 31.3.1957 had his 50th birthday before 31.12.1999, his entitlement ceased to be valid on 31.12.2000. In case this licence holder exchanged his licence for a new model before or on 31.12.2000, the period of validity and the periodicity of medical examination for the new model apply. If a holder turns 50 after 31.12.1999, he has to exchange his licence for a new model on his 50th birthday at the latest and thereafter a period of validity of five years applies.

Where such a licence holder establishes his normal residence in another Member State without being in compliance with the above rules, his ‘Klasse 2’ entitlement should not be recognised (unless he has changed his normal residence before the above rules apply to him).

2.

The holder of a ‘Klasse 3’ licence issued before 1.4.1957 and of a ‘Klasse 4’ licence issued after 31.3.1957 is also entitled to drive the following vehicle: CE 79 (C1E > 12 t, L ≤ 3) (= not more than three axles in total).

This entitlement has to figure on a new licence which is issued to him in exchange, only at the explicit demand of the holder.

3.

The holder of a licence of ‘Klasse 3’ issued before 1.4.1957 (D2a) or ‘Klasse 4’ issued after 31.3.1957 (D2b), is entitled to drive buses without passengers with a maximum weight of less than 7,5 t, also in international traffic.

The holder of a licence of ‘Klasse 2’ issued before 1.4.1957 (D2a) or ‘Klasse 5’ issued after 31.3.1957 (D2b), is entitled to drive buses without passengers in international traffic.

After exchange of the models in Germany, the right to drive a bus without passengers is limited to German territory with application of a national code.

4.

A holder of a ‘Klasse 2’, ‘Klasse 3’ or ‘Klasse 4’ licence of model D2a or of a ‘Klasse 2’, ‘Klasse 4’ or ‘Klasse 5’ licence of model D2b, which has been issued before 1.12.1954, is entitled to drive unrestricted category A only after exchange of the licence. Without exchanging the licence, the model entitles the holder to drive A 79 (≤ 250 cm3) only.

5.

Without exchange of the document, the following applies:

Where a ‘Klasse 1’ or ‘Klasse 4’ licence was issued before 1.12.1954, the holder is entitled to drive B 79 (≤ 700 cm3) only. In case a ‘Klasse 1’ or ‘Klasse 4’ was issued after that date and before 1.4.1957, or a ‘Klasse 2’ licence was issued after 31.3.1957, the holder is entitled to drive B 79 (≤ 250 cm3) only.

In the case of exchange of the document for a new licence, the holder is granted a full B.

6.

BE is also valid for category BE vehicle where the maximum authorized mass of the trailer exceeds 3 500 kg (new code 79.06).

7.

A1 is also valid for A1 motorcycles with a power/weight ratio above 0,1 kW/kg (new code 79.05).

Model Germany 3 (D3)

Issued in the German Democratic Republic from 1969 to 31.5.1982

Description: Licence book with 12 pages, grey cover.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model D3

Corresponding categories

Notes

1

AM, A1, A2, A

 

2

AM, B

4,5,6

3

AM

6

4

AM, B, BE, C1, C1E

2,3,4,6,7

5

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C, C1, C1E, CE

1,3,4,6,7,8

§ 6 StVZO, § 85 StVZO

6

Additional information:

Further entitlements of a very specific and limited kind, which are not displayed in the tables, may emerge. In the rare circumstance that such a case does occur, German issuing authorities will have to be contacted in case of doubt about the scope of a particular entitlement.

1.

If the holder of a ‘Klasse 5’ entitlement had his 50th birthday before 31.12.1999, his entitlement ceased to be valid on 31.12.2000. In case this licence holder exchanged his licence for a new model before or on 31.12.2000 the period of validity and the periodicity of medical examination for the new model applies. If a holder turns 50 after 31.12.1999, he has to exchange his licence for new model on his 50th birthday at the latest and thereafter a period of validity of five years applies. Where such a licence holder establishes his normal residence in another Member State without being in compliance with the above rules, his ‘Klasse 2’ entitlement should not be recognised (unless he has changed his normal residence before the above rules apply to him).

2.

The holder of a ‘Klasse 4’ licence is also entitled to drive the following vehicle: CE 79 (C1E > 12 t, L ≤ 3) (= not more than three axles in total).

This entitlement has to figure on a new licence, which is issued to him in exchange only at the explicit demand of the holder.

3.

The holder of a licence of ‘Klasse 4’ is entitled to drive buses without passengers with a maximum weight of less than 7,5 t, also in international traffic. The holder of a driving licence of ‘Klasse 5’, is entitled to drive buses without passengers in international traffic. After exchange of the models in Germany, the right to drive a bus without passengers is limited to German territory with application of a national code.

4.

A holder of a ‘Klasse 2’, ‘4’ or ‘5’ licence which has originally been issued before 1.12.1954, is entitled to drive unrestricted category A only after exchange of the licence. Without exchanging the licence, the model entitles the holder to drive A 79 (≤ 250 cm3) only.

5.

Without exchange of the document, the following applies:

Where a ‘Klasse 1’ licence was issued before 1.12.1954, the holder is entitled to drive B 79 (≤ 700 cm3). Where a ‘Klasse 1’ was issued after that date and before 1.4.1957, or a ‘Klasse 2’ licence was issued after 1.4.1957, the holder is only entitled to drive B 79 (≤ 250 cm3).

Where the document is exchanged for a new licence, the holder is granted a full B.

6.

Where a holder of ‘Klasse 2’, ‘3’, ‘4’ or ‘5’, or according to § 6 StVZO or § 85 StVZO, has obtained his licence before 1.4.1980, he is entitled to drive category A1 in addition. In this case ‘Klasse 3’ is not only a national category.

7.

BE is also valid for category BE vehicle where the maximum authorized mass of the trailer exceeds 3 500 kg (new code 79.06).

8.

A1 and A are restricted to tricycles (new code 79.03).

Model Germany 4 (D4)

Issued in the German Democratic Republic from 1.6.1982 to 2.10.1990

Description: Bright pink paper model, four pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model D4

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A1, A2, A

4,

B

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E

2,3,5,6,

C

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C

1,3,5,6,

D

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, D

1,5,6,

BE

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E

2,5,6,

CE

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE)

1,5,6,

DE

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, D, DE

1,5,6,

Additional information:

Further entitlements of a very specific and limited kind, which are not displayed in the tables, may emerge. In the rare circumstance that such a case does occur, German issuing authorities will have to be contacted in case of doubt about the scope of a particular entitlement.

1.

If the holder of a ‘Klasse C’, ‘CE’, ‘D’ and ‘DE’ entitlement had his 50th birthday before 31.12.1999, his entitlement ceased to be valid on 31.12.2000. In case this licence holder exchanged his licence for a new model before or on 31.12.2000 the period of validity and the periodicity of medical examination for the new model applies. If a holder turns 50 after 31.12.1999, he has to exchange his licence for new model on his 50th birthday at the latest and thereafter a period of validity of five years applies.

Where such a licence holder establishes his normal residence in another Member State without being in compliance with the above rules, his ‘Klasse C’ entitlement should not be recognised (unless he has changed his normal residence before the above rules apply to him).

2.

The holder of a ‘Klasse B’ and ‘BE’ licence is also entitled to drive the following vehicle: CE 79 (C1E > 12 t, L ≤ 3) (= not more than three axles in total).

This entitlement has to figure on a new licence, which is issued to him in exchange only at the explicit demand of the holder.

3.

The holder of a licence of ‘Klasse B’ and ‘BE’ is entitled to drive buses without passengers with a maximum weight of up to 7,5 t, also in international traffic.

The holder of a licence of ‘Klasse C’ is entitled to drive buses without passengers in international traffic. After exchange of the models in Germany, the right to drive a bus is limited to German territory with application of a national code.

4.

A1 is also valid for category A1 motorcycles with a power/weight ratio above 0,1 kW/kg (new code 79.05).

5.

A1 and A are restricted to tricycles (new code 79.03).

6.

BE is also valid for category BE vehicle where the maximum authorized mass of the trailer exceeds 3 500 kg (new code 79.06).

Model Germany 5 (D5)

Issued in Germany from 1.4.1986 to 31.12.1998

Description: Bright Pink paper model with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model D5

Corresponding categories

Notes

1

AM, A1, A2, A

2,7

1a

AM, A1, A2, A

7,

1b

AM, A1

7

2

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1,3,5,8,9

3

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

3,4,5,8,9

(4)

AM

6

(5)

AM

 

Additional information:

Further entitlements of a very specific and limited kind, which are not displayed in the tables, may emerge. In the rare circumstance that such a case does occur, German issuing authorities will have to be contacted in case of doubt about the scope of a particular entitlement.

1.

Where the holder of a «Klasse 2» entitlement had his 50th birthday before 31.12.1999, his entitlement ceased to be valid on 31.12.2000. In case this licence holder exchanged his licence for a new model before or on 31.12.2000 the period of validity and the periodicity of medical examination for the new model applies. If a holder turns 50 after 31.12.1999, he has to exchange his licence for new model on his 50th birthday at the latest and thereafter a period of validity of five years applies.

Where such a licence holder establishes his normal residence in another Member State without being in compliance with the above rules, his «Klasse 2» entitlement should not be recognised (unless he has changed his normal residence before the above rules apply to him).

2.

Where a «Klasse 1» licence of model D1 was obtained before 1.4.1954 (before 1.10.1960 in the Land of Saarland), the holder is entitled to drive category B 79 (≤ 700 cm3) in addition, without having to exchange the licence. At the exchange of such a licence, the holder is granted a full category B licence.

The above applies to model D5 only if a D1 was issued to the same holder before the relevant dates and exchanged to a D5 model thereafter.

3.

In case a «Klasse 2» or a «Klasse 3» licence of model D1 was obtained before 1.12.1954 (before 1.10.1960 in the Land of Saarland), the holder is entitled to drive categories A1 and A 79 (≤ 250 cm3) in addition. In both cases the holder is granted an unrestricted category A entitlement when he exchanges the licence. If a «Klasse 2» or a «Klasse 3» licence was obtained after the above dates but before 1.4.1980, it entitles the holder to drive category A1 in addition.

The above applies to model D5 only if a D1 was issued to the same holder before the relevant dates and exchanged to a D5 model thereafter.

4.

The holder of a «Klasse 3» licence is also entitled to drive the following vehicle: CE 79 (C1E > 12 t, L ≤ 3) (= not more than three axles in total).This entitlement has to figure on a new licence, which is issued to him in exchange only on explicit demand of the holder.

5.

The holder of a licence of «Klasse 3» is entitled to drive buses without passengers with a maximum weight of less than 7,5 t, also in international traffic. The holder of a driving licence of «Klasse 2» is entitled to drive buses without passengers in international traffic. After exchange of the models in Germany, the right to drive a bus without passengers is limited to German territory with application of a national code.

6.

Where a «Klasse 4» entitlement of model D1 was granted before 1.12.1954 (before 1.10.1960 in the Land of Saarland) it is not a national category only but entitles the holder to drive the following categories:, A1, A 79 (≤ 250 cm3) and B 79 (≤ 700 cm3). In both cases the holder is granted an unrestricted category, A and B entitlement when exchanging the licence. Where a «Klasse 4» licence was issued after the above dates, but before 1.4.1980, it entitles to drive, A1.

The above applies to model D5 only if a D1 was issued to the same holder before the relevant dates and exchanged to a D5 model thereafter.

7.

A1 is also valid for category A1 motorcycles with a power/weight ratio above 0,1 kW/kg (new code 79.05).

8.

A1 and A is restricted to tricycles (new code 79.03) and to tricycles combined with a trailer having a maximum authorized mass not exceeding 750 kg (new code 79.04).

9.

BE is also valid for category BE vehicle where the maximum authorized mass of the trailer exceeds 3 500 kg (new code 79.06).

Model Germany 6 (D6)

Issued in Germany from 1.1.1999 to 18.1.2013

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex 1a of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model D6

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1

1

A (beschränkt)

AM, A1, A2

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B

AM, A1, A, B

2

BE

AM, A1, A, B, BE,

2,3

C1

AM, A1, A, B, C1

2,3

C1E

AM, A1, A, B, , BE, C1, C1E

2,3

C

AM, A1, A, B, C1, C

2,3

CE

AM, A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

2,3

D1

AM, A1, A, B, D1

2,3

D1E

AM, A1, A, B, BE, D1, D1E

2,3

D

AM, A1, A, B, D1, D

2,3

DE

AM, A1, A, B, BE, D1, D1E, D, DE

2,3

M

AM

 

S

AM

 

Additional information:

1.

A1 is also valid for a category A1 motorcycle with a power/weight ratio above 0,1 kW/kg (new code 79.05).

2.

A1 and A are restricted to tricycles (new code 79.03) and to tricycles combined with a trailer having a maximum authorized mass not exceeding 750 kg (new code 79.04).

3.

BE is also valid for category BE vehicle where the maximum authorized mass of the trailer exceeds 3 500 kg (new code 79.06).

MODELS ISSUED IN ESTONIA

Model Estonia 1 (EST1)

Issued in Estonia from 1.11.1999 to 30.9.2004

Description: The colour of the driving licence is pink and it is made of special synthetic paper called (TESLIN, ISO 9002; 1994) that is fully covered with the security plastic. Paper has net security pattern; plastic cover has embossed pattern “EST” on back with six wavy lines. Data are printed, photo is scanned.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model EST1

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

 

A1

A1

 

A

A2

1

A

A

 

B1

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

(R)

 

(T)

 

1

Max power for category A should not exceed 25 kW or 0,16 kW/kg.

Additional Information:

Restriction(s), on the code form:

1– Spectacles or contact lenses required;

2– Hearing-aid required;

3– Valid for hand operated vehicles;

4– Max power for category A should not exceed 25 kW or 0,16 kW/kg;

5– Automatic gearbox.

The word ‘ESMANE’ on the central bottom of the front indicates that the licence holder is a novice driver; the validity of such licence is limited to two years.

Model Estonia 2 (EST2)

Issued in Estonia from 1.10.2004 to 07.09.2008

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC.

The licence material is plastic and has a pink background pattern is a unique that is common only to the Estonian driving licence. A laser engraving has been used for personifying data that is transferred on the driving licence (including digi-photo and the holder’s signature).

Table of equivalences

Categories of model EST 2

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

 

A1

A1

1

A

A2

 

A

A

 

B1

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

(R)

 

(T)

 

1

Max power for category A should not exceed 25 kW or 0,16 kW/kg;

Additional information:

Restriction(s), on the code form:

101

Provisional driving licence. It is obligatory for novice drivers to place a green maple leaf image on the car window (front and back) when they hold provisional driving licences (2 years). Maximum speed limit is 90 km/h.

102

These categories are allowed to drive only during the time while the conscript is in the Defence Forces.

103

D- category - A driver is authorized to drive only a trolleybus.

105

Motorcycle with a power not exceeding 25 kW or effective engine power to not exceed 0,16 kW/kg.

106

D- category - restricted to 50 km routes.

Model Estonia 3 (EST3)

Issued in Estonia since 08.09.2008

Description: The same as the model 2 licence; only words “Driving Licence” and “Permis de conduire” are added on the front page near the word “JUHILUBA”.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model EST 3

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

AM

 

A1

A1

 

A

A2

1

A

A

 

B1

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

(R)

 

(T)

 

MODELS ISSUED IN GREECE

Model Greece 1 (GR1a)

Issued in Greece until 11.1.1987

Description: Blue and yellow with black characters.

This licence consists of twelve pages and concerns the categories Β, Γ, Δ, Ε.

Model Greece 1 (GR1b)

Issued in Greece until 11.1.1987

Description: Pink and yellow with black characters.

This licence consists of eight pages and concerns only the category A.

Until 30.1.1985 driving licences of any category (Β, Γ, Δ, Ε) included the right to drive a vehicle of category AM as well. From that time until today category AM is only provided by the Greek Traffic Police Stations on a separate driving licence.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model GR1a & GR1b

Corresponding categories

Notes

A (for mopeds)

AM

 

A

A1, A2, A

 

B

B1, B

 

BE

BE

1

Γ

C1, C

 

Γ E

C1E, CE

1

Δ

D1, D

 

Δ E

D1E, DE

1

Additional information:

Although point “4b” indicates that these specific models have a certain period of validity, this period was extended until the age of 65, according to the 255/1984 Decree.

(1)

category E was a separate category, but was considered valid only when combined with another category.

Model Greece 2 (GR2)

Issued in Greece from 12.1.1987 to 31.3.1997

Description: Pink with black characters This licence consists of six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model GR2

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B

B1, B

 

BE

BE

1

Γ/C

C1, C

 

Γ/C E

C1E, CE

1

Δ/D

D1, D

 

Δ/D E

D1E, DE

1

Additional information:

1.

Category E was a separate category, but was considered valid only when combined with another category (“Β” or “Γ” or “Δ”).

Model Greece 3 (GR3)

Issued in Greece from 01.04.1997 to 30.04.2001

Description: Pink with black characters.

This licence consists of six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model GR3

Corresponding categories

A/A1, A/A

AM

A/A1

A1

A/A

A2, A

B/B1

B1

B/B

B

BE

BE

Γ/C

C1 C

ΓE/CE

C1E, CE

Δ/D

D1, D

ΔE/DE

D1E, DE

Model Greece 4 (GR4)

Issued in Greece from 01.05.2001 to 18.01.2009

Description: Pink with black characters.

This licence consists of six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model GR4

Corresponding categories

A/A (≤ 25 KW AND ≤ 0,16 KW/Kg), A/A

AM; A1

A/A

A2, A

B

B1, B

BE

BE

Γ/C

C1, C

ΓE/CE

C1E, CE

Δ/D

D1, D

ΔE/DE

D1E, DE

Model Greece 5 (GR5)

Issued in Greece since 19.01.2009

Description: Pink with black characters.

Dimensions: width: 85,6 mm, height: 54 mm (thickness 0,75 mm).

New driving licences are printed in the form of a plastic card, according to international quality standards (ISO) and all the technical requirements set out in Annex 1 of Directive 2006/126/EC. Front side includes a safety hologram (left corner). All characters are micro printed on a safety background with optically variable ink (O.V.I.). Dual images and tactile security features are also planned. Back side includes a 3D safety hologram and a safety background that consists of exclusive images and intersecting lines. Printing on both sides is visible under UV light, however this does not affect the quality of the licence in any way.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model GR5

Corresponding categories

A/A (≤ 25 kW AND ≤ 0,16 kW/Kg), A/A

AM A1

A/A

A2, A

B

B1,B

BE

BE

Γ/C

C1, C

ΓE/CE

C1E, CE

Δ/D

D1, D

ΔE/DE

D1E, DE

MODELS ISSUED IN SPAIN

Model Spain 1 (E1)

Issued in Spain from 27.6.1997 to 1.11.2004

Description: Pink paper model with six pages in accordance with Annex I to Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model E1

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

Model Spain 2 (E2)

Issued in Spain from 02.11.2004 to 07.12.2009

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model E2

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

(btp)

Model Spain 3 (E3)

Issued in Spain since 08.12.2009

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex I.3 of Directive 2006/126/EC

Table of equivalences

Categories of model E3

Corresponding categories

AM

AM

A1

A1

A2

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

(btp)

Additional information:

Categories AM and A2 are issued since 08.12.2009.

MODELS ISSUED IN FRANCE

Model France 1 (F1)

Issued in France until 31.12.1954

Description: Pink card with two pages, photo on front.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model F1

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM, A1. B1. B

1,2

1° Voitures affectés à des transports en commun

AM, A1, B1, B, D1, D

2

2° véhicules pesant en charge plus de 3 000 kg

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C, C1E, CE

2

3° Motocycles à deux roues

AM, A1, A2, A, B1

 

Additional information:

1.

If nothing is indicated on the reverse of the licence, it is not valid for driving vehicles of categories 1°, 2°, 3°. Therefore the equivalent entitlement to a category B, which is not contained within one of the three described categories, has not been indicated on the document. A line in the table shows this: «—».

2.

The equivalence with Category A1 (mopeds and vehicles of Category L4e) is valid only in case of justified driving practice in the 5 years preceding the 1st of January of 2011 (information provided by the insurance company), or, after presentation of a certificate of attendance of a training of 3 or 7 hours.

Model France 2 (F2)

Issued in France from 01.01.1955 to 19.01.1975

Description: Pink paper licence (considerably larger than the models in Annex I to Directive 91/439/EEC), six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model F2

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1, B1

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A, B1

 

B

AM, A1, B1, B

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1,2

E(B)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE

1

E(C)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

E(D)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1,2

FA1

AM, A1, B1 + code (10, 15, …)

 

FA

AM, A1, A2, A, B1 + code (10, 15, …)

 

FB

B1, B + code (10, 15, …)

 

Additional information:

1.

The equivalence with category A1 (light mopeds and vehicles of category L5e) is valid only in case of justified effective practice of driving during the past 5 years preceding the 1st of January of 2011 (information provided by the insurance company), or, after presentation of a certificate of attendance of a training of 3 or 7 hours.

2.

If the vehicle used for testing the driving license holder, in the practical test for D or DE category had a mass ≤ 3 500 kg, the holder is entitled to drive only vehicles of categories AM, A1 (see note 1), B1, B, BE, D1 79 (≤ 3 500 kg) and D 79 (≤ 3 500 kg).

Model France 3 (F3)

Issued in France from 20.1.1975 to 29.02.1980

Description: Pink paper licence (considerably larger than the models in Annex I to Directive 91/439/EEC), six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model F3

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1, B1

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A, B1

 

B

AM, A1, B1, B

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE 79 (≤ 12,5 t)

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

E(B)

AM, A1, B1,B, BE

1

E(C)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

E(D)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

FA1

AM, A1, B1, + code (10, 15, …)

 

FA

AM, A1, A2, A, B1+ code (10, 15, …)

 

FB

B1, B + code (10, 15, …)

 

Additional information:

1.

The equivalence with category A1 (light mopeds and vehicles of category L5e) is valid only in case of justified effective practice of driving this type of vehicles, during the past 5 years preceding the 1st of January of 2011 (information provided by the insurance company), or, after presentation of a certificate of attendance of a training of 3 or 7 hours.

2.

If the vehicle used for testing the driving license holder, in the practical test for D or DE category had a mass ≤ 3 500 kg (in the period between 20.01.1975 and 31.5.1979), or ≤ 7 000 kg in the period between 01.06.1979 and 01.03.1980), the holder is entitled to drive only vehicles of categories AM, A1 (see note 1), B1, B, BE, D1 79 (≤ 3 500 kg) and D 79 (≤ 3 500 kg).

Model France 4 (F4)

Issued in France from 1.3.1980 until 31.12.1984

Description: Pink paper licence (considerably bigger than the models in Annex I to Directive 91/439/EEC), six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model F4

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1, B1

 

A2

AM, A1, A2, A, B1

 

A3

AM, A1, A2, A, B1

 

A4

AM, A1, B1

3

B

AM, A1, B1,B

1

E(B)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE 79 (≤ 12,5 t)

1

C1

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE 79 (≤ 12,5 t), D1, D1E, D, DE

1,2

E(D)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE 79 (≤ 12,5 t), D1, D1E, D, DE

1,2

FA1

AM, A1, B1 + code (10, 15, …)

 

FA2

AM, A, A2, A, B1 + code (10, 15, …)

 

FA3

AM, A1, A2, A, B1 + code (10, 15, …)

 

FA4

AM, B1 + code (10, 15, …)

 

FB

AM, B1, B + code (10, 15, …)

 

Additional information:

1.

The equivalence with category A1 (light mopeds and vehicles of category L5e) is valid only in case of justified effective practice of driving this type of vehicles, during the past 5 years preceding the 1st of January of 2011 (information provided by the insurance company), or, after presentation of a certificate of attendance of a training of 3 or 7 hours.

2.

If the vehicle used for testing the driving license holder, in the practical test for D category had a mass ≤ 7 000 kg, the holder is entitled to drive only vehicles of categories AM, A1 (see point 1), B1, B, BE, D1 79 (≤ 3 500 kg) and D 79 (≤ 3 500 kg).

3.

For A1: Code 79 L5e ≤ 15 Kw.

Model France 5 (F5)

Issued in France from 1.1.1985 to 30.6.1990

Description: Pink paper licence with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model F5

Corresponding categories

Notes

AT

AM, A1, B1

2

AL

AM, A1, B1

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A, B1

 

B

AM, A1, B1, B

1

E(B)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

C limité

AM, A1, B1, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE 79 (≤ 12,5 t)

1

E(C)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE 79 (≤ 12,5 t), D1, D1E, D, DE

1,2

E(D)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE 79 (≤ 12,5 t), D1, D1E, D, DE

1,2

Additional information:

1.

The equivalence with category A1 (light mopeds and vehicles of category L5e) is valid only in case of justified effective practice of driving this type of vehicles, during the past 5 years preceding the 1st of January of 2011 (information provided by the insurance company), or, after presentation of a certificate of attendance of a training of 3 or 7 hours.

2.

If the vehicle used for testing the driving license holder, in the practical test for D category had a mass ≤ 3 500 kg, the holder is entitled to drive only vehicles of categories AM, A1 (see point 1), B1, B, BE, D1 79 (≤ 3 500 kg) and D 79 (≤ 3 500 kg).

3.

For A1: Code 79 L5e ≤ 15 kW.

Model France 6 (F6)

Issued in France from 1.7.1990 to 15.11.1994

Description: Pink paper licence with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model F6

Corresponding categories

Notes

AT

AM, A1,B1

2

AL

AM, A1, B1

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A, B1

 

B

AM, A1, B1, B

1

E(B)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C

1

E(C)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, D1, D

1

E(D)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

Additional information:

1.

The equivalence with category A1 (light mopeds and vehicles of category L5e) is valid only in case of justified effective practice of driving this type of vehicles, during the past 5 years preceding the 1st of January of 2011 (information provided by the insurance company), or, after presentation of a certificate of attendance of a training of 3 or 7 hours.

2.

For A1: Code 79 L5e ≤ 15 kW.

Model France 7 (F7)

Issued in France from 16.11.1994 to 28.2.1999

Description: Pink paper licence with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model F7

Corresponding categories

Notes

AT

AM, A1, B1

2

AL

AM, A1, B1

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A, B1

 

B

AM, A1, B1, B

1

E(B)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C

1

E(C)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, D1, D

1

E(D)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

Additional information:

1.

The equivalence with category A1 (light mopeds and vehicles of category L5e) is valid only in case of justified effective practice of driving this type of vehicles, during the past 5 years preceding the 1st of January of 2011 (information provided by the insurance company), or, after presentation of a certificate of attendance of a training of 3 or 7 hours.

2.

For A1: Code 79 L5e ≤ 15 kW.

Model France 8 (F8)

Issued in France from 1.3.1999 until 18.1.2013

Description: Pink paper licence in accordance with Annex I to Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model F8

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1, B1

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A, B1

 

B1

AM, A1, B1

2

B

AM, A1, B1, B

1

E(B)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C

1

E(C)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, DE

1,3

D

AM, A1, B1, B, D1, D

1

E(D)

AM, A1, B1, B, BE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

Additional information:

1.

The equivalence with category A1 (light mopeds and vehicles of category L5e) is valid only in case of justified effective practice of driving this type of vehicles, during the past 5 years preceding the 1st of January of 2011 (information provided by the insurance company), or, after presentation of a certificate of attendance of a training of 3 or 7 hours.

2.

For A1: Code 79 L5e ≤ 15 Kw.

3.

CE category authorized for driving of vehicles of category DE in the case that the holder also has the license for category D.

MODELS ISSUED IN IRELAND

Model Ireland 1 (IRL1)

Issued in Ireland from 25.6.1992 to 16.11.1999

Description: Pink paper model with plastic laminate.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model IRL1

Corresponding categories

M

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

Additional information:

This model was issued in bilingual format, with the Irish (Gaelic) text preceding the English.

Model Ireland 2 (IRL2)

Issued in Ireland as of approximately 17.11.1999 to 04.07.2005

Description: Pink paper model with plastic laminate.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model IRL2

Corresponding categories

M

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

W

Additional information:

This model was issued in bilingual format, with the Irish (Gaelic) text preceding the English text.

Model Ireland 3 (IRL3)

Issued in Ireland from 04.07.2007

Description: Pink paper model with plastic laminate.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model IRL3

Corresponding categories

M

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

MODELS ISSUED IN ITALY

Model Italy 1 (I1)

Issued in Italy from 1959 to 1989

Table of equivalences

Categories of model I1

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B

AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B

1,2

BE

AM, A1, A2,A, B1, B1E, B, BE

1,2

C

AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B, C1, C

1,2

CE

AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B1E, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1,2

D

AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B, C1, C, D1, D

1,2,

DE

AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B, C1, C1E, C, CE D1, D1E, D, DE

1,2,

F

 

Additional information:

1

A1 is only valid on the national territory.

2

The right to drive motorcycles (category A1, A2, A) with B licence was granted until 1.1.1986.

Model Italy 2 (I2)

Issued in Italy from 1990 to 1995

Table of equivalences

Categories of model I2

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B

AM, A1 B1, B

1

BE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C

1

CE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, C1 C D1, D

1

DE

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C1E, C, CE D1, D1E, D, DE

1

Additional information:

1.

A1 is valid only on the national territory

Model Italy 3 (I3)

Issued in Italy from 1995 to 1996

Table of equivalences

Categories of model I3

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B

AM, A1, B1, B

1

BE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C

1

CE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C D1, D

1

DE

AM, A1, B1, B, C1 C1E, C, CE D1, D1E, D, DE

1

Additional information:

1.

A1 is valid only on the national territory.

Model Italy 4 (I4)

Issued in Italy from 1996 to 1997

Table of equivalences

Categories of model I4

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1,

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B1

AM, B1,

 

B

AM, A1, B1, B

2

BE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE

2

C1

AM, A1, B1, B, C1

2

C1E

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, C1, C1E

1,2

C

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C

1,2

CE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1,2

D1

AM, A1, B1, B, D1

2

D1E

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, D1, D1E

2

D

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C, D1, D

1,2

DE

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C1E C, CE, D1, D1E

1,2

Additional information:

1.

Licence holders, who are under 21 years of age, must hold the certificate of professional competence at any rate in order to be entitled to drive category C and CE vehicles.

2.

A1 is valid only on the national territory

Model Italy 5 (I5)

Issued in Italy from 1997 to 1999

Table of equivalences

Categories of model I5

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1,

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B1

AM, B1,

 

B

AM, A1 2, B1, B

2

BE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE

2

C1

AM, A1, B1, B, C1

2

C1E

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, C1, C1E

2

C

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C

2

CE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

2

D1

AM, A1, B1, B, D1

2

D1E

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, D1, D1E

2

D

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C, D1, D

1,2

DE

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C1E, C, CE D1, D1E

1,2

Additional information:

1.

Licence holders, who are under 21 years of age, must hold the certificate of professional competence at any rate in order to be entitled to drive category C and CE vehicles.

2.

A1 is valid only on the national territory.

Model Italy 6 (I6)

Issued in Italy from 1999 to 2004

Table of equivalences

Categories of model I6

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1,

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B

AM, A1, B1, B

1

BE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C

1

CE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C, D1, D

1,2

DE

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C1E C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

1,2

Additional information:

1.

A1 is valid only on the national territory.

2.

C1, C1E, C and CE is valid only if the category D driving licence was issued before 1.10.2004.

Model Italy 7 (I7)

Issued in Italy since 2005

Table of equivalences

Categories of model I7

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM, A1,

 

A

AM, A1, A2, A

 

B

AM, A1, B1, B

1

BE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE

1

C

AM, A1, B1, B, C1, C

1

CE

AM, A1, B1, B1E, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

1

D

AM, A1, B1, B, D1, D

1

DE

AM, A1, B1, B, D1, D1E, D, DE

1

Additional information:

1.

A1 is valid only on the national territory.

MODELS ISSUED IN CYPRUS

Model Cyprus 1 (CY1)

Issued in Cyprus since 1.5.2004

Description: Pink paper model with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model CY2

Corresponding categories

I

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

Γ1/C1

C1

Γ1E/C1E

C1E

Γ/C

C

ΓE/CE

CE

Δ1/D1

D1

Δ1E/D1E

D1E

Δ/D

D

ΔE/DE

DE

(ΣΤ (F), H (H), Z (G), Θ (Ι), I (J), IA (K), IB (L)

MODELS ISSUED IN LATVIA

Model Latvia 1 (LV1)

Issued in Latvia from 28.9.1993 to 30.4.2004

Description: pink plastic card model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model LV1

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A1

A2

A2

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

Additional information:

National categories TRAM and TROL entitles to drive trams and trolleybuses accordingly.

There are separate licences issued for agricultural and forestry tractors.

Model Latvia 2 (LV2)

Issued in Latvia since 1.5.2004

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model LV2

Corresponding categories

M

AM

A1

A1

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

Additional information:

1.

National categories TRAM and TROL entitle to drive trams and trolleybuses accordingly.

2.

There are separate licences issued for agricultural and forestry tractors

MODELS ISSUED IN LITHUANIA

Model Lithuania 1 (LT1)

Issued in Lithuania until 1.4.2000

Description: yellow sealed, laminated two-sided card model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model LT1

Corresponding categories

A

A

B

B

BE

BE

C

C

CE

CE

D

D

DE

DE

Additional information:

On this model no expiry date is indicated.

The holder of any licence is additionally entitled to drive AM vehicles.

Model Lithuania 2 (LT2)

Issued in Lithuania from 1.4.2000 to 31.12.2002

Description: yellow sealed, laminated two-sided card model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model LT2

Corresponding categories

A1

A1

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

Additional information:

Licences of this model are valid until the expiry date indicated on the document.

The holder of any licence is additionally entitled to drive AM vehicles.

Model Lithuania 3 (LT3)

Issued in Lithuania from 1.1.2003 to 31.10.2005

Description: Pink plastic card model. Data (photo, categories and personal data) laser engraved into polycarbonate layer.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model LT3

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

A1

 

A (≤ 25 kW, 0,16 kW/kg)

A2

1

A

A

 

B1

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

(T)

 

Additional information:

1.

The holder of the category A (≤ 25 kW, 0,16 kW/kg) can after two years be entitled to drive unrestricted category A only after exchange of the licence.

The holder of any licence is additionally entitled to drive AM vehicles.

Model Lithuania 4 (LT4)

Issued in Lithuania from 01.11.2005

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model LT4

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

AM

 

A1

A1

 

A (≤ 25 kW, 0,16 kW/kg)

A 2

1

A

A

 

B1

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

(T)

 

Additional information:

1.

The holder of the category A (≤ 25 kW, 0,16 kW/kg) can after two years be entitled to drive unrestricted category A only after exchange of the licence.

The holder of any licence is additionally entitled to drive AM vehicles.

Validity: 3 months, 2 years, 10 years.

MODELS ISSUED IN LUXEMBOURG

Model Luxembourg 1 (L1)

Issued in Luxembourg until 31.12.1985

Description: Pink paper model with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model L1

Corresponding categories

Notes

(A3)

AM

3

(A2)

3

A1

 

A2

 

A1

A

 

B1

 

B1/B2

B

1

BE

 

C1

 

C1E

 

C1/C2

C

 

CE2

CE

2

D1

 

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

 

(F1/2/3)

3

Additional information:

1.

If a licence category B1/B2 was issued before 1 July 1977, the holder is entitled to drive category A.

2.

Category E2 comprises the entitlement to drive vehicles with trailers and semi-trailers with a maximum authorized mass exceeding 1 750 kg.

3.

National categories.

Model Luxembourg 2 (L2)

Issued in Luxembourg until 31.12.1985

Description: Pink paper model with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model L2

Corresponding categories

Notes

(A3)

AM

3

(A2)

3

A1

 

A2

 

A1

A

 

B1

 

B1/B2

B

1

BE

 

C1

 

C1E

 

C1+2

C

 

CE2

CE

2

D1

 

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

 

(F1/2/3)

3

Additional information:

1.

If a license category B1/B2 was issued before 1 July 1977, the holder is entitled to drive category A.

2.

Category E2 comprises the entitlement to drive vehicles with trailers and semi-trailers with a maximum authorized mass exceeding 1 750 kg.

3.

National categories.

Model Luxembourg 3 (L3)

Issued in Luxembourg from 1.1.1986 to 30.9.1996

Description: Pink paper model with six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model L3

Corresponding categories

Notes

(A3)

AM

1

(A2)

1

A1

 

A2

 

A1

A

 

B1

 

B1/BE1

B

 

BE

 

C1

 

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE2

CE

 

D1

 

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

 

(F1/2/3)

1

Additional information:

1.

National categories.

Model Luxembourg 4 (L4)

Issued in Luxembourg since 1.10.1996

Description: Pink paper model in accordance with Annex I to Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model L4

Corresponding categories

Notes

(A3)

AM

2

(A2)

2

A1

A1

 

A2

 

A

A

 

B1

 

B

B

1

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

(F1/2/3)

2

Additional information:

1.

Category B is also valid for driving cars of category B1.

2.

National categories.

MODELS ISSUED IN HUNGARY

Model Hungary 1 (H1)

Model issued in Hungary from 1.1.1964 to 01.01.1984

Description: Pink paper model, folded, six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model H1

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A, A1

 

B

B

 

C

C, C1

 

D

D, D

 

E

E

1

F

 

Additional information:

1.

The category “E” is only valid together with harmonized categories the driver is already entitled to drive. E.g.: The entitlement of a category “B”and a category “E”, they are considered to be a combined category “B+E”.

Model Hungary 2 (H2)

Model issued in Hungary from 1.1.1984 to 31.12.2000

Description: Pink paper model, four pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model H2

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A, A1

 

B

B

 

C

C, C1

 

D

D, D1

 

E

E

1

F

 

Additional information:

1.

The category “E” is only valid together with harmonized categories which the driver is already entitled to drive. E.g.: The entitlement of a category “B”and a category “E”, are considered to be a combined category “B+E”.

Model Hungary 3 (H3)

Model issued in Hungary from 1.1.2000 to 31.12.2004

Description: Pink plastic card model. This model is also recognised as national identity document within the borders of Hungary. It is a centrally issued, category „A” secure document produced with laser engraving.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model H3

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

A1

 

A

A, A1

 

B

B

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

1

C

C, C1

 

CE

CE, C1E

3

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

2

D

D, D1

 

DE

DE, D1E

4

Additional information:

A driving licence with a combined category can be only issued to whom who is entitled to drive the towing vehicle.

1.

Combined category „E” which was acquired with category „C1” is also valid for the categories „B” and „D1”.

2.

Combined category „E” which was acquired with category „D1” is also valid for category „B”.

3.

Combined category „E” which was acquired with category „C” is valid for all categories to which the driver is entitled to drive, and are validated in the driving licence.

4.

Combined category „E” which was acquired with category „D” is also valid for the categories „B” and „D1”.

Model Hungary 4 (H4)

Model issued in Hungary since 5.8.2004

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC. This model is recognised as national identity document within the borders of Hungary. It is a centrally issued, category „A” secure document produced with laser engraving.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model H4

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

A1

 

A

A, A1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

1

C

C, C1

 

CE

CE, C1E

3

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

2

D

D, D1

 

DE

DE, D1E

4

Additional information:

A driving licence with a combined category can be only issued to whom who is entitled to drive the towing vehicle.

1.

Combined category „E” which was acquired with category „C1” is also valid for the categories „B” and „D1”.

2.

Combined category „E” which was acquired with category „D1” is also valid for category „B”.

3.

Combined category „E” which was acquired with category „C” is valid for all categories to which the driver is entitled to drive, and are validated in the driving licence.

4.

Combined category „E” which was acquired with category „D” is also valid for the categories „B” and „D1”.

MODELS ISSUED IN MALTA

Model Malta 1 (M1)

Model issued in Malta from 01.07.1991 to 31.12.2000

Description: pink paper licence, 221 mm × 100 mm when opened, first issued in July 1991 folded in six pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model M1

Corresponding categories

A

A, A1, B1

B

B, BE

C

C, CE, C1, C1E

D

D, DE, D1, D1E

Additional information:

The licence is printed in Maltese and English. The paper licence is a serial-numbered on two sides and covered with small Malta police emblems. A larger emblem is embossed partly on the photograph and partly on the licence and a large Maltese Emblem can be seen in the central large box over the serial number.

Model Malta 2 (M2)

Model issued in Malta since 01.01.2001

Description: Pink plastic photo card model, size 85,4 mm × 54 mm – ID card format – issued in 2001, in conformity with 91/439/EEC).

The driving licence consists of two parts – the plastic photo card and the licence counterpart. The photo card displays the card holder’s photograph, address details, signature and entitlements. The counterpart accompanies the driving licence and contains the serial number, the driver’s personal details, licence number, scanned signature of licensee, driving entitlements and validity, information codes, record of penalty points, licence validity dates of licensee over 70, and other relevant information. The bottom part serves as a receipt of the licence. On the back part, the counterpart displays the address of the issuing authority and the description of the licence categories and the description of EU and national information codes.

With regards to security features the licence consists of a very durable and flexible credit-card style photo card sensitive to Ultraviolet light. On the front of the card, a pink Maltese cross is shown in the centre. The words “Driving Licence” translated in the languages of the EU member states (without spaces between words) repeat in curved lines across most of the front. The card also shows a ghost image of the licensee and a micro lettering around the blue square contains the letter M and 12 yellow stars. On the back of the licence 5 Maltese emblems are embossed on the left hand side. Similar lines with the name of the issuing authority are also repeated across the entire back. The category entitlements, their validity and other information codes are also shown on the back side of the card. The counterpart is a yellowish (previously blue and pink) document with watermark. The serial number is displayed on the top right below the authority logo. The serial number is also displayed on the receipt.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model M2

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A1

A

A2

A+

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F

G

MODELS ISSUED IN THE NETHERLANDS

Model Netherlands 1 (NL1)

Model issued in the Netherlands from 1.6.2002 to 1.10.2006

Description: Pink paper licence, size 106 mm × 222 mm.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model NL1

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

 

A1

 

A light

A2

1

A

A

 

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

 

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

 

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

Additional information:

1.

Category ‘A light’ motorcycles (of model 1) are of a power not exceeding 25 kW and with a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0,16 kW /kg, this slightly differs from the new category A2 (which are motorcycles of a power not exceeding 35 kW and with a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0,2 kW/kg). The minimum age for a person to obtain category A light is now 18 years old, under Directive 2006/126/EC the minimum age for obtaining category A2 is 18 years old for direct access.

The minimum age for a person to obtain category A motorcycles (of model 1) is now 21 years old. If a person has two years of driving experience with category A light, he or she is automatically entitled to drive a category A motorcycle as well. Under Directive 2006/126/EC the minimum age for obtaining category A is 24 years old for direct access, or 20 years when having 2 years of experience with category A2.

From 1 May 2004, the new EU countries are also added on the back of driving licence model 2.

Model Netherlands 2 (NL2)

Model issued in the Netherlands from 1.10.2006 to 19.01.2013

Description: Pink licence, plastic fabric, credit card model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model NL2

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

AM

 

A1

 

A light

A2

1

A

A

 

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

 

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

 

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

Additional information:

1.

Category ‘A light’ motorcycles (of model 2) are of a power not exceeding 25 kW and with a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0,16 kW /kg, this slightly differs from the new category A2 (which are motorcycles of a power not exceeding 35 kW and with a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0,2 kW/kg). The minimum age for a person to obtain category A light is now 18 years old, under Directive 2006/126/EC the minimum age for obtaining category A2 is 20 years old.

The minimum age for a person to obtain category A motorcycles (of model 2) is now 21 years old. If a person has two years of driving experience with category A light, he or she is automatically entitled to drive a category A motorcycle as well. Under Directive 2006/126/EC the minimum age for obtaining category A is 24 years old for direct access, or 20 years old when having 2 years of experience with category A2.

On driving licence model 2, space is already reserved for the new categories of Directive 2006/126/EC. These are not implemented until 19.01.2013.

MODELS ISSUED IN AUSTRIA

Model Austria 1 (A1)

Issued in Austria from 25.3.1947 to 15.5.1952

Description: 15 × 10,5 cm grey, thick but simple paper.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model A1

Corresponding categories

AM

a

A1

A2

b

A

B1

c 1

B

c 2

B

BE

C1

C1E

d

C, CE

D1

D1E

d

D, DE

(e)

(f)

Additional information:

On Models issued from 1947 to September 1951 on page 4 there is a printed reference that these model was issued in exchange of a German driving licence.

Model Austria 2 (A2)

Issued in Austria from 16.5.1952 to 31.12.1955

Description: 22 × 10,5 cm, grey, thick but simple paper.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model A2

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

 

a

A1

 

A2

 

b

A

 

B1

 

c 1

B

 

c 2

B

 

BE

 

C1

 

C1E

 

d 1

C, CE

 

,

 

 

D1

 

D1E

 

d 2

D, DE

1

(e)

 

(f)

 

Additional information:

1.

Class d2: 5 years validity.

Model Austria 3 (A3)

Issued in Austria from 1.1.1956 to 1.11.1997

Description: 22 × 10,5 cm, pink colour; resistant paper material. The layout of this model may vary. However, during the period of issue of this model no significant changes occurred with respect to the contents of the entitlements.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model A3

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

 

A1

 

A2

 

A

A

 

B1

 

B

B

 

B

 

BE

 

C1

 

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

 

D1

 

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

 

E

1

F

 

G

 

H

 

Additional information:

1.

Categories BE, CE and DE were not existing in Directive 91/439/EEC before introduction of model A4. Class E is valid only in connection with at least one of the classes B, C or D; the 5-years validity period for class D is also valid for class E in connection with class D.

Model Austria 4 (A4)

Issued in Austria from 1.11.1997 to 1.3.2006.

Description: 22 × 10,5 cm, pink colour; resistant paper material, plastic laminate on page 2 (licence holder’s data and photograph).

Table of equivalences

Categories of model A4

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

B

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F

Model Austria 5 (A5)

Model issued in Austria since 1.3.2006.

Description: 8,5 × 5,5 cm, pink colour; plastic card model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model A5

Corresponding categories

AM

A (≤ 25 KW AND ≤ 0,16 KW/Kg)

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F

MODELS ISSUED IN POLAND

Model Poland 1 (PL1)

Issued in Poland from 1.7.1999 to 30.9.2001

Description: Identification card (horizontal layout), size 53,98 × 85,60 mm. Thickness: 0,76 mm, plastic card in pink tones with a clear protective overlay.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model PL1

Corresponding categories

Notes

*

AM

1

A1

A1

 

A2

 

A

A

 

B1

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

T

2

Additional information:

1.

Document confirming the right to drive a moped by a person aged 13-18 years old is the moped-licence; person aged over 18 years old may drive a moped without entitlement.

2.

Category ”T“ entitles to drive agricultural tractor with trailer (trailers) or slow-moving vehicle with a trailer (trailers) only on Polish territory.

Model Poland 2 (PL2)

Issued in Poland from 1.10.2001 to 30.4.2004

Description: Identification card (horizontal layout), size 53,98 × 85,60 mm. Thickness: 0,76 mm, plastic card in pink tones with a clear protective overlay.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model PL2

Corresponding categories

Notes

 

AM

1

A1

A1

 

A2

 

A

A

 

B1

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

T

2

Additional Information:

1.

Document confirming the right to drive a moped by a person aged 13-18 years old is the moped-licence; person aged over 18 years old may drive a moped without entitlement.

2.

Category ”T“ entitles to drive agricultural tractor with trailer (trailers) or slow-moving vehicle with a trailer (trailers) only on Polish territory.

Model Poland 3 (PL3)

Issued in Poland since 1.5.2004

Description: Identification card (horizontal layout), size 53,98 × 85,60 mm. Thickness: 0,76 mm, plastic card in pink tones with a clear protective overlay.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model PL3

Corresponding categories

Notes

 

AM

1

A1

A1

 

A2

 

A

A

 

B1

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

T

2

Additional Information:

1.

Document confirming the right to drive a moped by a person aged 13-18 years old is the moped-licence; person aged over 18 years old may drive a moped without entitlement.

2.

Category ”T“ entitles to drive agricultural tractor with trailer (trailers) or slow-moving vehicle with a trailer (trailers) only on Polish territory.

MODELS ISSUED IN PORTUGAL

Model Portugal 1 (P1)

Issued in Portugal from 30.08.1965 to 01.09.1984

Description: Pink paper model with black characters, 6 pages, 105 × 222 mm.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model P1

Corresponding categories

A

AM, A1, A2, A

B

B1, B, BE

C

C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

D

Agricultural tractors

Additional information:

The few of these licences still in use will expire during 2015.

Model Portugal 2 (P2)

Issued in Portugal from 01.09.1984 until 01.07.1994

Description: Pink paper model with black characters, 4 pages, 106 × 148 mm.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model P2

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

AM

 

A

A1, A2, A

1

B

B1, B

 

C

C1, C

 

E

E

2

D

D1, D

 

 

 

F (agricultural tractors)

 

G (professional drivers)

 

Additional information:

1.

A special licence exists for motorcycles with less than 50 cm3 and Mopeds. Holders of a category A licence are also allowed to drive them.

2.

E only issued to drivers of any other category.

Model Portugal 3 (P3)

Issued in Portugal from 01.07.1994 to 18.10.1998

Description: Pink paper model with black characters; six pages. Height/width 106 × 221 mm.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model P3

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A1, A2, A

1

B

B1, B

 

E

BE, C1E, CE, D1E, DE

2

C

C1, C

 

D

D1, D

 

Additional information:

1.

A special licence exists for motorcycles with less than 50 cm3 and Mopeds; Holders of a category A licence are also allowed to drive them.

2.

E only issued together with another category.

Model Portugal 4 (P4)

Issued in Portugal from 18.10.1998 to 01.07.1999

Description: Pink paper model with black characters; six pages. Height/width 106 × 221 mm.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model P4

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1, A

AM

 

A1

A1

 

A < 25 kW and 0,16 kW/kg

A2

1

A ≥ 25 kW and 0,16 kW/kg

A

1

B

B1 B

 

BE

BE

 

C

C1, C

 

CE

C1E, CE

 

D

D1, D

 

DE

D1E, DE

 

Additional information:

1.

A special licence exists for motorcycles with less than 50 cm3 and Mopeds; Holders of a category A licence are also allowed to drive them.

Model Portugal 5 (P5)

Issued in Portugal from 1.7.1999 to 25.5.2005

Description: Plastic card model according to Directive 91/439/EEC and ISO 7810/7816. Means of verification according to ISO 10 373.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model P5

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1, A

AM

1

A1

A1

 

A < 25 kW and 0,16 kW/kg

A2

1

A ≥ 25 kW and 0,16 kW/kg

A

1

B

B1 B

 

BE

BE

 

C

C1 C

 

CE

C1E, CE

 

D

D1 D

 

DE

D1E DE

 

Additional information:

1.

A special licence exists for motorcycles with less than 50 cm3 and Mopeds; Holders of a category A licence are also allowed to drive them.

From 1.7.1999 to 31.12.1999, both driving licence models P5 and P6 were issued.

Model Portugal 6 (P6)

Issued in Portugal since 25.5.2005

Description: Plastic card model according to Directive 91/439/EEC and ISO 7810/7816. Means of verification according to ISO 10 373.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model P6

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1, A

AM

1

A1

A1

 

A < 25 kW and 0,16 kW/kg

A2

1

A ≥ 25 kW and 0,16 kW/kg

A

1

B1

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

Additional information:

1.

A special licence exists for motorcycles with less than 50 cm3 and Mopeds; Holders of a category A licence are also allowed to drive them.

MODELS ISSUED IN ROMANIA

Model Romania 1 (ROU1)

Issued in Romania from 29.04.1966 to 28.06.1984

Description: Licence book with one paper leaf inside. Pink. Dimensions for one page: 74 × 105 mm.

This model is no longer valid for driving in Romania, since a mandatory exchange of all licences was imposed in the years 1995 to 2001. Nevertheless, the licence can be renewed to a new driving licence issued by Romania and has to be recognised by other Member States until 19 January 2033.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ROU1

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A

 

B

B

 

C

C

 

D

D

 

E

E

1

Additional information:

1.

Category E was a category on its own and it was only valid in combination with another category, in the following way: E + B = BE; E + C = CE; E + D = DE.

Model Romania 2 (ROU2)

Issued in Romania from 01.07.1984 to 09.04.1990

Description: Heavy banknote quality paper (pink) overprinted with security pattern. Dimensions: 76 × 112 mm.

This model is no longer valid for driving in Romania, since a mandatory exchange of all licences was imposed in the years 1995 to 2001. Nevertheless, the licence can be renewed to a new driving licence issued by Romania and has to be recognised by other Member States until 19 January 2033.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ROU2

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A

 

B

B

 

C

C

 

D

D

 

E

E

1

F

 

G

A1

 

H

 

I

 

Additional information:

1.

Category E was a category on its own and it was only valid in combination with another category, in the following way: E + B = BE; E + C = CE; E + D = DE.

Model Romania 3 (ROU3)

Issued in Romania from 09.04.1990 to 01.12.1995

Description: Pink paper model with six pages. Dimensions for one page: 75 × 103 mm. Two pages are detached, for medical periodical examinations.

This model is no longer valid for driving in Romania, since a mandatory exchange of all licences was imposed in the years 1995 to 2001. Nevertheless, the licence can be renewed to a new driving licence issued by Romania and has to be recognised by other Member States until 19 January 2033.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ROU3

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A

 

B

B

 

C

C

 

D

D

 

E

E

1

F

 

G

A1

 

H

 

I

 

Additional information:

1.

Category E was a category on its own and it was only valid in combination with another category, in the following way: E + B = BE; E + C = CE; E + D = DE.

Model Romania 4 (ROU4)

Issued in Romania from 01.12.1995 to 2008

Description: Laminate card model. Pink. Dimensions in accordance with ISO 7810 standard. The plastic card model has been gradually introduced beginning with 01.12.1995. From 01.12.1995 to 31.10.1996, both models ROU 3 and ROU 4 were issued.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ROU4

Corresponding categories

A1

A1

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

Tb

Tr

Tv

Additional information:

Licenses of this model are valid until the expiry date recorded on the document (10 years).

Multiple protection against forgery: special paper that cannot be patterned after (litho multiplex, anti-copy line work, optically variable device, prismatic printing, silver printing); the photograph is applied by scanning; a hologram near the photograph; visible protection under UV beams (visible/invisible fluorescent); micro-letters (ROMANIA) on photograph borders and Microplex on vehicle drawing on the back of the document.

Model Romania 5 (ROU5)

Issued in Romania from 2008 until 19.01.2013

Description: The ROU 5 license model according to Directive 2006/126/EC.: Polycarbonate card in accordance with ISO 7810 and ISO 7816-1; measures against forgery: custom holograms; visible and invisible UV inks; IR and phosphorescent pigments; tactile fields; materials without optical brighteners; background security patterns; optically variable elements; laser engraving; security background in photo area.

Additional features: transparent window, wave feature.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ROU5

Corresponding categories

AM

AM

A1

A1

A2

A2

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

Tb

Tr

Tv

Additional information:

Licenses of this model are valid until the expiry date recorded on the document (10 years).

In 2008, both models ROU 4 and ROU 5 were issued.

MODELS ISSUED IN SLOVENIA

Model Slovenia 1 (SLO1)

Issued in Slovenia from 15.2.1992 until 2006

Description: Pink paper model, folded, six pages.

The model may be issued in the following languages: Slovenian; Slovenian and Italian (bilingual); Slovenian and Hungarian (bilingual).

Table of equivalences

Categories of model SLO1

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A

1

B

B

2

C

B, C

 

D

B, C, D

 

E

BE, CE

3

(F)

 

(G)

 

H

A1 79 (< 50 km/h)

 

Additional information:

1.

The following restrictions may apply to category A (endorsed under the notes section):

 

“A — LE DO 50 KM/H”, or “21800 A LE DO 50 KM/H”, or “A 79 (< 50 KM/H)”: restriction to drive A1 79 (< 50 km/h) motorcycles only.

 

”A — DO 125 CCM”, or “20500 A <= 125 CCM”, or “A <= 125 CCM IN <= 11KW”, or “20800 A <= 125 CCM IN <= 11 KW”, or “72. (A1)”: entitles to drive category A1 motorcycles only;

 

”A <= 25 KW ALI <= 0,16 KW / KG”, or „20900 A <= 25 KW ALI <= 0,16 KW / KG”; or „A 209. (<= 25 KW ALI <= 0,16 KW / KG)”: entitles to drive category A motorcycles with the power output not exceeding 25 kW and a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0,16 kW/kg;

 

“A — DO 350 CCM” or “20700 A <= 350 CCM”: entitles to drive category A motorcycles at the age of 20 years (or over).

2.

If the following is endorsed under the Notes section:

“E – LE Z VOZILI B KATEGORIJE” or „20600 E LE Z VOZILI B KATEGORIJE” or „E 206. LE Z VOZILI B KAT.”: the holder is additionally entitled to drive vehicles of category BE.

3.

Holders of an E licence are entitled to drive DE vehicles in addition in case they have previously obtained category D.

Model Slovenia 2 (SLO2)

Issued in Slovenia from 01.01.2006 until 13.07.2009

Description: pink paper in a thermoplastic foil.

The model may be issued in the following languages: Slovenian; Slovenian and Italian (bilingual), Slovenian and Hungarian (bilingual).

Table of equivalences

Categories of model SLO2

Corresponding categories

A1

A1

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F

G

H

Model Slovenia 3 (SLO3)

Issued in Slovenia from 13.07.2009

Description: polycarbonate card in accordance with ISO/IEC 7810:2003; 85,6 × 53,98 mm.

The model may be issued in the following languages: Slovenian; Slovenian and Italian (bilingual), Slovenian and Hungarian (bilingual).

Table of equivalences

Categories of model SLO3

Corresponding categories

AM

AM

A1

A1

A2

A2

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F

G

MODELS ISSUED IN THE SLOVAKIA

Model Slovakia 1 (SK1)

Issued from 1.1.1993 to 30.4.2004

Description: Pink sealed card model consisting of two pages.

Dimensions 105 × 74 mm; paper in thermoplastic foil.

Security features: a special UV fluorescent printing applied for the driving licence number and a guilloche offset. Printing in the background on both pages of the document.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model SK1

Corresponding categories

A/50

AM

A1

A2

A

AM, A1, A2 A

B1

B

AM, B1, B

E (B+E)

AM, B1, B, BE

C1

C1E

C

AM, B1, B, C1, C

E (C+E)

AM, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE

D1

D1E

D

AM, B1, B, C1. C. D1,D

E (D+E)

AM, B1, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

(T)

Additional information:

Until 1 January 2004, the text ‘skúšobná lehota’ (probation period) was recorded in the table Osobitné záznamy (additional records) on the back page of the document. The probation period of two years was counted from the date of issue. Therefore, such documents had a limited validity of two years recorded in point 7. After exchange of such a licence, no period of validity was recorded in the exchanged licence. All categories are valid for life.

Harmonised Codes:

Okuliare potrebné= 01

Ručné riadenie= This restriction depends on the physical handicap of the holder and can relate to more than one EU code — it can cover one or more of the following EU codes: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 42, 43 and 44.

Model Slovakia 2 (SK2)

Issued since 1.5.2004

Description: Pink plastic card model in accordance with Annex Ia to Directive 91/439/EEC.

Security features:

(a)

a round transparent diffractive optically variable device situated on the front page between the transparent foil and the polycarbonate layer partially covering the facial image scan of the document holder,

(b)

elements with traffic issues, graphics in the form of traffic signs and vehicle pictograms situated on the front page on the polycarbonate surface,

(c)

relief element ‘SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA’ situated through the upper left part of the holders facial image and on the rest of the card,

(d)

security thread (on backside) with an optically variable character and repeating text SLOVENSKO/SLOVAKIA applied,

(e)

two visible pastel colours applied on both sides with double rainbow printing making up the final pink colour impression of the document,

(f)

an approximately 15 mm wide blue colour stripe applied to the edge, appearing red under short-wave and blue under long-wave UV radiation; blue EU flag in the upper left corner, text: ‘VODIČSKÝ PREUKAZ SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA’ on the front page and vehicle symbols on the back.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model SK2

Corresponding categories

AM

AM

A1

A1

A ≤ 25 kW

A2

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

T

MODELS ISSUED IN FINLAND

Model Finland 1 (FIN1)

Issued in Finland from 1.7.1972 to 30.9.1990

Description: Pink paper model, two pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FIN1

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

(KT)

A

(T)

Model Finland 2 (FIN2)

Issued in Finland from 1.10.1990 to 30.6.1996

Description: Pink plastic card model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FIN2

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

(T)

Model Finland 3 (FIN3)

Issued in Finland from 1.7.1996 to 31.12.1997

Description: Pink plastic card model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FIN3

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

(T)

Model Finland 4 (FIN4)

Issued in Finland since 1.1.1998

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FIN4

Corresponding categories

Notes

M

AM

1,4

A1

A1

 

A2

 

A

A

3

B1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

(M)

 

(T)

2

Additional information:

1.

National category M (for light-duty four-wheeled vehicles, standard mopeds, excluding low power mopeds) was introduced on 1.1.2000. Those who have reached the age of 15 years before that date have still right to drive mopeds (light quadricycles not included) without a driving licence.

2.

Category T was introduced even before the first model (FIN1). T is for tractors (excluding road-rated tractors), motorised work machinery and snowmobiles, and any vehicles towed by these. Right to drive category T vehicles is included in all other categories excluding category M/AM. Category T has not been recorded in the licence if there are other categories it is included in. It may be recorded only if the test for category T has separately been passed. From 19.1.2013 a new category LT for road-rated tractors shall be introduced. Right to drive category LT vehicles is included in categories C1 and C.

3.

From 19.1.2013 A corresponds to category A2 if the relevant 2 year period has not expired and otherwise to category A if the licence has been granted before that date.

4.

From 19.1.2013 a practical test for mopeds (handling test) and light quadricycles (driving test) passed in category AM is recorded in the licence using separate national codes.

Model Finland 5 (FIN5)

Issued on the territory of the Åland Islands from 1.8.1973 to 31.5.1992

Description: Pink paper licence, two pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FIN5

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

(KT)

A

(T)

Model Finland 6 (FIN6)

Issued on the territory of the Åland Islands from 1.6.1992 to 31.12.1997

Description: Pink plastic card model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FIN6

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

(T)

Additional information:

Category A1 was introduced on 1.7.1996.

Category B1, C1, C1E, D1 and D1E were introduced on 1.9.1996.

The appearance of the driving licence did not change when the categories A1, B1, C1, C1E, D1 and D1E were introduced.

Model Finland 7 (FIN7)

Issued on the territory of the Åland Islands since 1.1.1998

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex 1a of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FIN7

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

 

A1

A1

 

A2

5

A

A

3

B1

B1

4,6

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

M

AM

1,7

(T)

2

Additional information:

1.

Category M (for light-duty four-wheeled vehicles, standard mopeds, excluding low power mopeds) was introduced on 1.6.2004.

2.

Category T is for tractors (excluding road-rated tractors), motorised work machinery and snowmobiles, and any vehicles towed by these.

3.

Driving licences in category A is issued either for motor cycles up to 25 kilowatts and a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0,16 kilowatts per kilogram or for any kind of motor cycles. A person who has had a driving licence two years in category A for motor cycles up to 25 kilowatts and a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0,16 kilowatts per kilogram has a right to drive any kind of motor cycles.

4.

Category B1 is not specified on page two of the driving licence.

5.

Category A2 will be introduced on 19.1.2013.

6.

Category B1 will be removed on 19.1.2013.

7.

Category M is replaced by category AM on 19.1.2013.

MODELS ISSUED IN SWEDEN

Model Sweden 1 (S1)

Issued in Sweden from 1.06.1999 to 30.11.2007

Description: Driving licence was issued as an ID-1 card made of polycarbonate.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model S1

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

 

A1

A1

1

A2

 

A

A

1

B1

 

B

B

2

BE

BE

 

C1

 

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

 

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

Additional information:

1.

Licence holders who obtained their category A entitlement with the restriction to light motorcycles before 1.7.1996 are entitled to drive motor vehicles with a cubic capacity not exceeding 125 cm3, without a power (kW) limitation. This right remains until the driving licence expires. On issue of a new driving licence after withdrawal the holder is only entitled to drive A1 vehicles according to Directive 91/439/EEC. Ordinary exchange every 10 years does not affect the validity of the licence.

2.

Licence holders who obtained a category B licence before 1 July 1996 are entitled to drive private cars with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3,5 t, as long as the vehicle is registered as a private car and not as a light lorry. This right remains until the driving licence expires. On issue of a new driving licence after withdrawal the holder is only entitled to drive B vehicles according to Directive 91/439/EEC. Regular renewals do not affect the validity of the licence, which means that the above entitlement will be maintained.

Model Sweden 2 (S2)

Issued in Sweden since. 27.11.2007

Description: Driving licence is issued as an ID-1 card made of polycarbonate. The card is produced in the colour of pink and characteristics are a clear view window (transparent) in the middle of the card, below the signature.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model S2

Corresponding categories

Notes

AM

AM

3

A1

A1

1

A2

 

A

A

1

B1

 

B

B

2

BE

BE

 

C1

 

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

 

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

Additional information:

1.

Licence holders who obtained their category A entitlement with the restriction to light motorcycles before 1.7.1996 are entitled to drive motor vehicles with a cubic capacity not exceeding 125 cm3, without a power (kW) limitation. This right remains until the driving licence expires. On issue of a new driving licence after withdrawal the holder is only entitled to drive A1 vehicles according to Directive 91/439/EEC. Ordinary exchange every 10 years does not affect the validity of the licence.

2.

Licence holders who obtained a category B licence before 1 July 1996 are entitled to drive private cars with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3,5 tonnes as long as the vehicle is registered as a private car and not as a light lorry. This right remains until the driving licence expires. On issue of a new driving licence after withdrawal the holder is only entitled to drive B vehicles according to Directive 91/439/EEC. Regular renewals do not affect the validity of the licence, which means that the above entitlement will be maintained.

3.

Category AM was introduced in Sweden on 01.10.2009 as a national category.

MODELS ISSUED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Model United Kingdom 1 (UK1)

Issued in Great Britain from January 1976 to January 1986

Description: Green long model, which is folded.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model UK1 (Great Britain)

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

B, BE, C1, C1E 79 (≤ 8,25 t)

1

B

B 78, BE 78, C1 78, C1E 78, 79 (≤ 8,25 t)

2

C

B1 79 (≤ 425 kg)

 

D

A

 

(E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N)

 

Additional information:

1.

Holders of group A are entitled to drive D1 and D1E vehicles not for hire and reward (not for professional use, no paying passengers whether directly or indirectly) and C1E vehicles provided the combined weight of the trailer and the towing vehicle does not exceed 8,25 tonnes.

2.

As holders of group A, but all vehicles with automatic transmission only.

Model United Kingdom 2 (UK2)

Issued in Great Britain from January 1986 to June 1990

Description: Pink model, folded. Only a part of it is the actual driving licence, the remainder is the counterpart.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model UK2 (Great Britain)

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

B, BE, C1, C1E

1

B

B 78, BE 78, C1 78, C1E 78

2

C

A79 (≥ 550 kg) B1 79

3

D

A

 

E

AM, A1

4

(E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N)

 

Additional information:

1.

Holders of group A are entitled to drive D1 and D1E vehicles not for hire and reward (not for professional use, no paying passengers whether directly or indirectly) and C1E vehicles provided the combined weight of the trailer and the towing vehicle does not exceed 8,25 tonnes.

2.

As holders of group A, but all vehicles with automatic transmission only.

3.

Restricted to category A vehicles of the motor tricycle type or vehicles of the category B1 quadricycle type, with maximum authorised mass ≥ 550 kg in both cases.

4.

Restricted to A1 vehicles with cylinder capacity ≤ 50 cubic centimetres restricted to a maximum design speed ≤ 50 kilometres per hour.

Model United Kingdom 3 (UK3)

Issued in Great Britain from June 1990 to December 1996

Description: Pink and green model, folded. Only a part of it is the actual driving licence, the remainder is the counterpart.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model UK3 (Great Britain)

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A

 

B1

A 79 (≥ 550 kg), B1

1

B

B, C1E

2

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

P

AM, A1

3

B1 (invalid carriages)

4

F, G, H, K, L

 

 

Additional information:

1.

Restricted to category A vehicles of the motor tricycle type or vehicles of the category B1 quadricycle type, with maximum authorised mass ≥ 550 kg in both cases.

2.

Holders of group A are entitled to drive D1 and D1E vehicles not for hire and reward (not for professional use, no paying passengers whether directly or indirectly) and C1E vehicles provided the combined weight of the trailer and the towing vehicle does not exceed 8,25 tonnes.

3.

Restricted to A1 vehicles with cylinder capacity ≤ 50 cubic centimetres restricted and restricted to a maximum design speed ≤ 50 kilometres per hour.

4.

National category, vehicles designed and constructed for the disabled, which are ≤ 254 kg.

Model United Kingdom 4 (UK4)

Issued in Great Britain from January 1997 to March 2000

Description: Pink and green model, folded. Only a part of it is the actual driving licence, the remainder is the counterpart.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model UK4 (Great Britain)

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

A1

 

A

A

 

B1

A 79 (≥ 550 kg), B1

1

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

P

AM, A1

2

B1 (invalid carriages) F, G, H, K, P

 

3

Additional information:

1.

Restricted to category A vehicles of the motor tricycle type or vehicles of the category B1 quadricycle type, with maximum authorised mass ≥ 550 kg in both cases.

2.

Restricted to A1 vehicles with cylinder capacity ≤ 50 cubic centimetres and restricted to a maximum design speed ≤ 50 kilometres per hour.

3.

Issued only for those holding that entitlement prior to 12 November 1999.

The period of models 4 and 5 is overlapping.

Model United Kingdom 5 (UK5)

Issued in Great Britain from July 1998 and before 19th January 2013

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC.

The counterpart, on which convictions for traffic infringements are recorded, is issued separately. The period of issue of this model overlaps with the issue of model UK4 due to a stepwise introduction of the new model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model UK5 (Great Britain)

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

A1

 

A

A

 

B1

A 79 (≥ 550 kg), B1

1

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

P

AM, A1

2

B1 (invalid carriages) F, G, H, K, P

 

3

Additional information:

1.

Restricted to category A vehicles of the motor tricycle type or vehicles of the category B1 quadricycle type, (with maximum authorised mass ≥ 550 kg in both cases).

2.

Restricted to A1 vehicles with cylinder capacity ≤ 50 cubic centimetres and restricted to a maximum design speed ≤ 50 kilometres per hour.

3.

Issued only for those holding that entitlement prior to 12 November 1999.

Model United Kingdom 6 (UK6)

Issued in Northern Ireland from 1.4.1999 and before 19th January 2013

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex 1a of Directive 91/439/EEC.

The counterpart, on which convictions for traffic infringements are recorded, is issued separately.

Table of equivalences

Categories model UK6 (Northern Ireland)

Corresponding categories

Notes

A1

A1

 

A

A

 

B1

A 79 (≥ 550 KG), B1

1

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

P

AM, A1

2

B1(invalid carriages)

 

F, G, H, K

 

Additional information

1.

Restricted to category A vehicles of the motor tricycle type or vehicles of the category B1 quadricycle type, (with maximum authorised mass ≥ 550 kg in both cases).

2.

Restricted to A1 vehicles with cylinder capacity ≤ 50 cubic centimetres and restricted to a maximum design speed ≤ 50 kilometres per hour.

Model United Kingdom 7 (UK7)

Issued in Gibraltar from 02.12.1990 to 15.01.1997

Description: Pink paper model with six pages issued in accordance with Annex 1 of Directive 80/1263/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model UK7 (Gibraltar)

Corresponding categories

A

A, B1 79 (≤ 400 kg) tricycles only

B

B, B1 (quadricycles only)

BE

BE

C

C, C1

CE

CE. C1E

C1

BE, C, C1E, CE, and for holders of D category D1E and DE

D

D, D1

DE

DE

F, G, H, I, J, K

Model United Kingdom 8 (UK8)

Issued in Gibraltar from 16.01.1997 to 24.8.2006

Description: Pink paper model with six pages issued in accordance with Annex 1 of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model UK8 (Gibraltar)

Corresponding categories

A1

A1

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F, G, H, I, J, K

Model United Kingdom 9 (UK9)

Issued in Gibraltar from 15.8.2006

Description: Pink paper model with six pages issued in accordance with Annex 1 of Directive 91/439/EEC. As per Model UK 8 but front cover amended to reflect the accession of new Member States.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model UK9 (Gibraltar)

Corresponding categories

A1

A1

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F, G, H, I, J, K

MODELS ISSUED IN ICELAND

Model Iceland 1 (ÍS1)

Issued in Iceland from 12.4.1960 to 1981

Description: Green paper, laminated, with two pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ÍS1

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A, B1 79 (≤ 400 kg)

 

B

B, BE, C1, C1E, D1, D1E

 

C

 

1

D

C, CE

 

E

D, DE

 

Additional information:

1.

The entitlement to drive category C of those licences refers only to professional driving of category B and/or E and has no relevance in view of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Model Iceland 2 (ÍS2)

Issued in Iceland from 1981 to 1.3.1988

Description: Pink paper, laminated, with two pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ÍS2

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A, B1 79 (≤ 400 kg)

 

B

B, BE, C1, C1E, D1, D1E

 

C

 

1

D

C, CE

 

E

D, DE

 

Additional information:

1.

The entitlement to drive category C of those licences refers only to professional driving of category B and/or E and has no relevance in view of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Model Iceland 3 (ÍS3)

Issued in Iceland from 1.3.1988 to 31.5.1993

Description: Pink paper, laminated, with two pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ÍS3

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A, B1 79 (≤ 400 kg)

 

B

B, BE, C1, C1E

 

C

 

1

D

C, CE

 

E

D, DE

 

Additional information:

1.

The entitlement to drive category C of those licences refers only to professional driving of category B and/or E and has no relevance in view of Directive 91/439/EEC.

1

Model Iceland 4 (ÍS4)

Issued in Iceland from 1.6.1993 to 14.8.1997

Description: Pink paper, laminated, with two pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ÍS4

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

A

 

B

B, BE

 

C

 

1

D

C, CE

 

E

D, DE

 

Additional information:

1.

The entitlement to drive category C of those licences refers only to professional driving of category B and/or E and has no relevance in view of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Model Iceland 5 (ÍS5)

Issued in Iceland since 15.8.1997

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model ÍS5

Corresponding categories

A

A

B

B

BE

BE

C

C

CE

CE

D

D

DE

DE

MODELS ISSUED IN LIECHTENSTEIN

Model Liechtenstein 1 (FL1)

Issued in Liechtenstein from 1978 to 1993

Description: Blue paper model, Size A-5.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FL1

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B (for professional use)

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F, G

Model Liechtenstein 2 (FL2)

Issued in Liechtenstein from 1993 to April 2003

Description: Blue paper, size: A-5.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FL2

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

A2 - 79 (≤ 400 kg)

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F, G

Model Liechtenstein 3 (FL3)

Issued in Liechtenstein since April 2003

Description: credit card format, EU model.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model FL3

Corresponding categories

AM

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B1

B

B

BE

BE

C1

C1

C1E

C1E

C

C

CE

CE

D1

D1

D1E

D1E

D

D

DE

DE

F, G, M

MODELS ISSUED IN NORWAY

General remark for all models: all Norwegian driving licences have preprinted text in «bokmål» or «nynorsk». The two forms of language have equal status. The words «førerkort» and «Norge» show the text is in «bokmål»; «førarkort» and «Noreg» indicate the «nynorsk» form.

Model Norway 1 (N1)

Issued in Norway from 23.4.1967 to 31.3.1979

Description: dark green cover, model folded in format A7, six pages. The word «Førerkort» or «Førarkort» is printed on the front cover.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model N1

Corresponding categories

Klasse 1

AM, A1, B, BE

Klasse 2

AM, A1, B, BE

Klasse 3

AM, A

Klasse 4

Additional information:

This model is valid until the holder’s 100th birthday, provided the licence has a period of validity of ten years and was valid on 2 April 1982. National authorities recommend holders to exchange into model N4 prior to driving abroad or to carry with them in addition a certified translation or an international driving permit in accordance with the Vienna 1968 Convention on Road Traffic.

Model Norway 2 (N2)

Issued in Norway from 1.4.1979 to 1.3.1989

Description: bright pink paper model encased in clear plastic, two pages. Licences issued after July 1985 carry the date of first issue of any driving licence to the holder («Første førerkort»).

Table of equivalences

Categories of model N2

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A

 

A + «Klasse A gjelder bare lett motorsykkel»

AM, A1

1

B

B

2

BE

BE

3

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

A + «Klasse A gjelder bare beltemotorsykkel»

 

T

 

Additional information:

1.

The stamp with the restricting text is on the reverse of the driving licence.

2.

Entitlement stamped on the reverse of the driving licence became invalid on 1 January 2002 onward.

3.

Holders of driving licences of klasse 1 or 2 issued prior to 1 April 1979, and subsequently exchanged for an N2 model in category BE, are additionally entitled to drive vehicles in categories AM and A1.

Model Norway 3 (N3)

Issued in Norway from 1.3.1989 to 31.12.1997

Description: bright pink and grey paper model encased in clear plastic, two pages.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model N3

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A

 

A + «Klasse A gjelder bare lett motorsykkel»

AM, A1

1

A1

AM, A1

2

B

B

3

BE

BE

4

B1

B1

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

C1

C1

5

C1E

C1E

5

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

D1

D1

6

D1E

D1E

6

D2

D1

 

D2E

D1E

 

A + «Klasse A gjelder bare beltemotorsykkel»

 

S

 

T

 

Additional information:

1.

The stamp with the restricting text is on the reverse of the driving licence.

2.

Category A1 was introduced on 1 January 1997.

3.

Entitlement stamped on the reverse of the driving licence became invalid on 1 January 2002 onward.

4.

Holders of driving licences of klasse 1 or 2 issued prior to 1 April 1979, and subsequently exchanged for an N 2 model or/and a N3 model in category BE, are additionally entitled to drive vehicles in category A1.

5.

Categories C1 and C1E were introduced on 1 January 1997.

6.

Categories D1 and D1E were introduced on 1 January 1997 and replaced categories D2 and D2E introduced in 1989.

Model Norway 4 (N4)

Issued in Norway since 1.1.1998

Description: Plastic card model according to Annex Ia of Directive 91/439/EEC.

Table of equivalences

Categories of model N4

Corresponding categories

Notes

A

AM, A2, A

 

A1

AM, A1

 

B

B

 

BE

BE

 

B1

B1

 

C

C

 

CE

CE

 

C1

C1

 

C1E

C1E

 

D

D

 

DE

DE

 

D1

D1

 

D1E

D1E

 

M

AM

1

S, T

 

Additional information:

1.

The national category M comprises all mopeds as defined in Article 4(2) of Directive 2006/126/EC. The entitlement might be restricted to two-wheel mopeds, and three-/four-wheel mopeds with an unladen mass not exceeding 150 kilograms, i.e. M 145 or M 146. The entitlement might otherwise be restricted to any three-/four-wheel moped only, i.e. M 147.


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