Procedure How to obtain a AM, A1, A2 or A driving licence

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Service des Titres de Circulation

23, Avenue Albert II
BP 699
MC 98014 MONACO CEDEX

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office :
(+377) 98 98 80 14

Fax : (+377) 98 98 40 36

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

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Service des Titres de Circulation

23, Avenue Albert II
BP 699
MC 98014 MONACO CEDEX

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 80 14

Fax : (+377) 98 98 40 36

Send us an email
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Principle and conditions

To drive a motor vehicle, you must hold a driving licence for the appropriate vehicle category.

With regard to the motorcycle licence, there are various categories:

  • The AM licence entitles the holder to drive two- or three-wheeled mopeds, with a maximum speed not exceeding 45 km/h and an engine capacity not exceeding 50 cm3 or a maximum power not exceeding 4 kw, as well as light quadricycles with a capacity not exceeding 50 cm3
  • The A1 licence enables the holder to drive vehicles in category AM and light motorcycles with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cm3 and power not exceeding 11 kw
  • The A2 licence enables the holder to drive vehicles in category A1 and motorcycles with a power not exceeding 35 kw
  • The A licence enables the holder to drive vehicles in category A2 and motorcycles with power not exceeding 73.6 kw

        

The following conditions must be met in order to obtain a driving licence.

For a category AM licence, you must:

  • Be resident in the Principality
  • Be aged 14 or over
  • Pass the theory test (the "ETG")
  • If the exam is done with a moped :
    • Pass the manoeuvrability test (only for moped)
    • Pass the practical test with an Driving Licence and Road Safety Inspector
  • If the exam is done with a light quadricycles :
    • Pass the practical test with an Driving Licence and Road Safety Inspector

 

For a category A1 licence, you must:

  • Be resident in the Principality
  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Pass the theory test (the "ETG")
  • Pass the manoeuvrability test
  • Pass the practical test with an Driving Licence and Road Safety Inspector

 

For a category A2 licence, you must:

  • Be resident in the Principality
  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Pass the theory test (the "ETG")
  • Pass the manoeuvrability test
  • Pass the practical test with an Driving Licence and Road Safety Inspector

 

For a category A licence, you must:

  • Be resident in the Principality
  • Be aged 24 or over, or 21 years of age if you have held an A2 licence for 2 years
  • Pass the theory test (the "ETG")
  • Pass the manoeuvrability test
  • Pass the practical test with an Driving Licence and Road Safety Inspector

 

In all four cases, you must register in advance through a driving school. You may register and prepare for the tests before you reach the required age.

The theory test (ETG) comprises 20  questions on the highway code and traffic regulations for the category AM licence in which you may make up to three mistakes, and 40 questions for the category A1, A2,A licence in which you may make up to five mistakes. You must pass this theory test in order to take the manoeuvrability test. It may be taken up to two months before reaching the required age.

The manoeuvrability test consists of a reduced speed off-road circuit. You must pass this test before you can go on to sit the practical test.

The practical test consists of driving in traffic. It lasts approximately 30 minutes.

All candidates who have passed the theory test retain the right to sit the practical test for five years from the date of their test to allow them to pass the practical test or to obtain a different category of licence, except for the theory test for category AM, which does not allow you to take a practical test for another category.

If your licence is suspended or withdrawn in Monaco or abroad, you may not sit the driving tests.

AM, A1, A2 and A category licences are valid until the age of 70 as long as there are no medical contraindications, and may then be renewed following a medical check-up.

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Formulating the request

The request for a driving licence must be sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office using the appropriate form, duly completed and signed.

The form may be:

2

Collating the documents

The request for a driving licence must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A copy of a valid ID document (ID card or national passport accompanied by proof of address, or residence permit)
  • A recent, coloured ID photo, on a light background, frontal view, bareheaded, of size 35x45, not scanned
  • A medical certificate issued within the past 3 months is required to obtain a AM, A1, A2, A category licences, issued by a doctor in the Principality of Monaco who is authorised to conduct medical examinations to determine fitness to drive a land Vehicle, in accordance with the model provided for that purpose
    This may be:
  • The payment, to be made cheque or postal order (clearable in Monaco or France), made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, in accordance with the current fee schedule

3

Submitting the application

You must submit your application to your driving school, which will forward it to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. Following registration with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, you will receive a candidate number from your driving school.

4

Taking the test

The registration with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office for the theory and practical tests will be carried out by your driving school. Your driving school will inform you of the day, time and place of the tests to be taken, which will be carried out by a Driving Licence and Road Safety Inspector. You must take proof of ID with you.

The theory test takes place at the the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. You are recommended to arrive at the reception desk of this Office ten minutes before the scheduled time.

The manoeuvrability test can only be taken once you have passed the theory test. It is conducted in a vehicle from your driving school, in the presence of one of its representatives. Your driving school will inform you of the venue for the test.

It will be taking place with a vehicle from your driving school, in the presence of one of its representatives. The practical test can only be taken after successful completion of the manoeuvrability test. Your driving school will inform you of the venue for the test.

You will be informed of the results of the test immediately after its completion.

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Collecting the driving licence

The driving licence will be available within 48 hours after the successful completion of the practical test, at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office reception desk on presentation of your ID and your driving licence, if you already have a category. If so, you may also request a new international licence.

6

Retaking the tests in the event of postponement

If you postpone your theory test, you must pay the administrative fees at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office service counters before you can take the test again. The Driving Licence Inspector will help you to do this. You must then contact your driving school again to set a new date.

If you postpone your manoeuvrability and practical test, you must pay the administrative fees at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office service reception desk and then get back in touch with your driving school to set a new date.

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Failure to attend a test

In the event that you fail to attend a theory, manoeuvrability or practical test without prior notification, payment of administrative fees will be required before you can sit the test again.

In both cases, you should pay your administrative fees at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office service reception desk and then get back in touch with your driving school.

If your absence was due to medical reasons, consideration may be given to waiving these fees on presentation of a medical certificate dated the day of the test.

Last update: 07/04/2020

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