Foreign driver’s
license exchange

ITAMA takes care of your foreign
driver’s license exchange procedures

You have a foreign driver’s license? Need to drive in France?

If the country of origin of the license has signed a bilateral agreement with France, exchanging it for a French license is necessary to be able to continue driving freely. We manage for you all the steps, from the sworn translation of the required documents, to the submission and follow-up of your request online.

01

Driving in France with a foreign driver’s license

Driving in France with a foreign driver’s license is possible for : :

  1. All holders of a European driver’s license
  2. Foreign nationals holding a student residence permit
  3. All foreign nationals from outside Europe, but only for one year

At the end of this year, they must either:

  • Apply for the exchange of their foreign license
  • Pass the French driving exam (theoretical and practical test) to drive freely in France.

 

02

What are the conditions for exchanging a non-European driver’s license?

In order for your exchange application to be accepted, certain criteria must be met:

  • The request concerns a license obtained in a country where you have resided for more than 6 months
  • The license must be valid, have no demerit points, restrictions or be suspended in the country of origin
  • The exchange request must mention the same medical information as the one written on the foreign license
  • It must be done before the end of the first year of residence in France.

01

Driving in France with a foreign driver’s license

Driving in France with a foreign driver’s license is possible for : :

  1. All holders of a European driver’s license
  2. Foreign nationals holding a student residence permit
  3. All foreign nationals from outside Europe, but only for one year

At the end of this year, they must either:

  • Apply for the exchange of their foreign license
  • Pass the French driving exam (theoretical and practical test) to drive freely in France.

 

02

What are the conditions for exchanging a non-European driver’s license?

In order for your exchange application to be accepted, certain criteria must be met:

  • The request concerns a license obtained in a country where you have resided for more than 6 months
  • The license must be valid, have no demerit points, restrictions or be suspended in the country of origin
  • The exchange request must mention the same medical information as the one written on the foreign license
  • It must be done before the end of the first year of residence in France.

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We manage all the steps
of the exchange:

We manage all the steps of the exchange:

  • Receipt of all necessary documents
  • Management of sworn translations
  • Submission of applications online
  • Follow-up on correspondence with the administration, then send the original driver’s license for delivery of the French license