Procedure How to obtain a B or B1 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.

There are two separate categories of driving licence for cars:

  • A category B driving licence allows you to drive cars weighing less than 3.5 tonnes. You can take your test in a manual or an automatic car. This licence also allows you to drive mopeds and, after two years, light motorbikes with an engine size up to 125cc and a power output of up to 11kW, within Monaco only
  • A category B1 driving licence allows you to drive motor quadricycles with a power output of 15kW or less. 

 

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

For a category B licence, you must:

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

 

For a category B1 licence, you must:

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

 

In both 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 40 questions on the highway code and traffic regulations. You may make up to five mistakes. You must pass this test before you can go on to sit the practical test. The theory test may be taken up to two months before reaching the required age.

The practical test involves driving on the roads alongside a Driving Licence and Road Safety Inspector. It lasts approximately 45 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.

If your licence is suspended or withdrawn in Monaco or abroad, you may not sit the driving tests.

B and B1 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.

There is a fee associated with this service - Please see Download file STC-Tarifs 2020 en vigueur STC-Tarifs 2020 en vigueur

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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:

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Collating the documents

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

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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 payment receipt and candidate number from your driving school.

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Sitting the tests

Your driving school will register you with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office for the theory and practical tests. Your driving school will inform you of the date and time of your tests, which are to be sat before an Driving Licence and Road Safety Inspector. You must bring identification to each of the tests.

The theory test takes place at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. We recommend that you arrive at the Office’s reception desk 10 minutes before the time indicated.

In order to sit the practical test, you must first pass the theory test. The practical test will take place in a vehicle belonging to your driving school, with a representative from the school present. Your driving school will inform you of the location.

You will be informed of your test results immediately upon completion of the tests.

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Collecting the driving licence

If you pass the practical test, your driving licence will be issued within 48 hours and can be collected from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office reception desk on presentation of your identification and your driving licence, if you have already obtained one for another category. In the latter case, you may also request a new international driving licence.

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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 practical test, you must pay the administrative fees at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office service counters 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, handling 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 counters 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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