Monegasque driving licence reform – frequently asked questions
Service des Titres de Circulation
23, Avenue Albert II
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
Will the reform mean that I need to change my driving licence?
No, there’s no obligation to change your licence, unless you drive a two-wheel vehicle with a maximum cylinder capacity of 125cc outside the Principality on your car licence (category B), or you drive a motor tricycle.
Two-wheel and three-wheel vehicles up to 125cc
I have a driving licence for a car, and I drive a 125cc (or 80CC) scooter on it. What will change for me?
If you wish to drive your scooter outside Monaco, you will need to hold an A1 licence for motorcycles up to 125cc or motor tricycles with a power of up to 15 kW.
How can I obtain a licence A1 so that I can continue to drive my 125cc?
You need to present the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office with a certificate issued by your insurance company and a copy of the “application for the licence A1 category” form. The certificate template and the form can be obtained from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (23, Avenue Albert II), and they are also available to download from the webpage: "How to obtain an A1 licence by proving your experience "
What is the procedure for obtaining my licence A1 with proof of insurance of a two-wheel vehicle?
You just need to submit the two documents (the form and the certificate of insurance), a photo and an administrative fee to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. You should take them to the Office in person with your current driving licence and a Monegasque identity document or residence permit. Your new licence will be issued to you a minimum of 72 hours after submission of all of your paperwork.
It’s more than five years since I owned a two-wheel vehicle, but I need a licence A1 because I sometimes borrow one from a friend or hire one while I’m abroad. What should I do?
Since you will not be able to provide the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office with a certificate of insurance for a light motorcycle for at least one year during the last five, you will need to take a practical test to verify your knowledge of the traffic rules specific to this licence category and your driving skills (highway code and driving).
What is the procedure for taking the practical test?
After submitting the form “application for the licence A1 category”, a photo, proof of your identity (Monaco national identity card Residence permit) and the administrative fee to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, you will receive an invitation with the date and time of your test. On the day, you should go to the test site, on the East sea wall at the Port of Fontvieille, to the left of the heliport. Bring proof of identity, your current, valid driving licence, a two-wheel vehicle or motor tricycle and its insurance certificate
Can you tell me more about the theory test of licence A1?
The theory test is a test of knowledge of the highway code. Candidates select a test sheet at random from four different versions. Each test sheet includes five questions on the highway code. You need to get at least three questions correct to pass the test.
And what about the driving test?
The driving test takes place on the on the East sea wall at the Port of Fontvieille, to the left of the heliport, on a course with a low speed limit, marked out by cones and posts. Candidates will fail the test if they knock over more than one cone or post, and put one foot on the ground once. Candidates are allowed one additional attempt at the course if they fail the first time
Employees at my company drive 125cc scooters. Will they be able to keep doing so following this reform?
Yes. As proof of insurance, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office will be able to accept an employer’s certificate stating that the employee regularly drives a 125cc as part of their job (together with proof of insurance for the vehicles driven). You must be able to demonstrate one year of driving during the last five years.
How long do I have to convert my A1-equivalent to an A1 licence?
Please note that it will only be possible to obtain a licence A1 and A via these transitional measures for five years from the date of publication of the Ordinance, in other words until 1st May 2020
If I don’t leave Monaco on my 125cc, can I continue to drive it on my car driving licence (B)?
Yes. Those who have held a car driving licence (B) for more than two years will be able to continue to use a two-wheel vehicle up to 125cc within Monaco only. Remember that you will be breaking the law as soon as you cross the border. The best advice is to obtain a licence A1 by supplying proof of insurance or passing the practical test.
Motor tricycle with a power of above 15 kW
I have a 400cc three-wheel scooter. Will I be able to continue to drive it on my car driving licence (B)?
Until now, it has been possible to drive tricycles, and particularly symmetrical three-wheel scooters, on quadricycle (B1) and car driving licences (B). To avoid drivers finding themselves suddenly in a situation where they are not able to use their own vehicles, those who can show proof of insurance for a motor tricycle with a power of above 15 kW for six months before 1st January 2016 will be able to obtain a licence A, but it will be restricted to motor tricycles.
In addition, category B licences issued before the entry into force of the Sovereign Ordinance on 15 June 2015 allow holders to drive motor tricycles until 1 June 2016
See the procedure "How to obtain an A licence restricted to motor tricycles "
I have a B+E licence which is valid for a few more months. What should I do?
From 16 June 2015, the B+E licence (car with trailer of more than 750 kg), which has until now been an extension of the B licence issued every five years on the basis of a medical fitness certificate, will become a BE licence subject to testing.
You should therefore contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office as soon as possible to apply for your B+E licence to be converted to a BE licence. You can only do this while your B+E licence is still valid.
- Ministerial Decree no. 2015-246 of 1 April 2015 modifying the Ministerial Decree no. 94-85 of 11 February 1994 relating to the conditions for producing and issuing driving licences and their validity
- Ministerial Decree no. 2015-245 of 1 April 2015 defining the test procedures for the award of a driving licence
- Ordinance no. 5.274 of 1 April 2015 modifying the ordinance no. 1.691 of 17 December 1957 regulating road traffic rules (Highway Code), modified