Transfer of driver's licence

 

Depending on where your driving licence was issued (European Economic Area or outside) you may have to transfer it and consider certain time limits.

 

From an EU or EEA state

EEA (European Economic Area) or EU (European Union) driver's licences are recognized in Austria, and may be converted at any time on a voluntary basis.

 

Responsible authority
depending on where you are living

 

Required documents
(most authorities require the original documents)

  • Passport (Reisepass) or personal identification card
  • Foreign driving licence
  • Photo of the owner
    (35 x 45 mm – passport photo)
  • Reduce processing times by handing in a governmental validation of your driver's licence. 
    The extract from the driver's licence file is issued by the driving licence authority in your home country (a translation included, if possible)

 


From a non-EU or non EEA state

  • Established residence in Austria
    If you establish a residence (Wohnsitz) in Austria you have six months time to get your driver's licence transfered.
    Prerequisite: The owner of the driver's licence has reached the age of 18.
  • No established residence in Austria
    If you do not have an established residence in Austria you need to transfer your driver's licence within twelve months, starting from the entry in the country.
    Prerequisite: The owner of the driver's licence has reached the age of 18.


If the driver's licence is not written in German, it is only valid in combination with an international driver's licence or a translation.

 

Responsible authority
depending on where you are living

 

Required documents
(most authorities require original documents)

  • Passport (Reisepass)
  • Foreign driver's licence
  • Photo of the owner
    (35 x 45 mm – passport photo)
  • Medical report

 

Download the form for the transfer of your driver's licence here >>

 
Please note:
Only valid foreign driver's licences can be assigned. An examination (driving test) at a driving school >> is required, except for driver's licences issued in:

  • all categories
    Andorra, Guensey, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland
  • class B
    Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Israle, Canada, Macedonia, Republic of South Africa, Republic of South Korea (issued after January 1997), United States of America, United Arab Emirates


Useful links:
List of all driver's licence authorities ("Führerscheinbehörden") in Upper Austria >> (administrative authorities and police command)
List of all driving schools in Upper Austria >>
Detailed information (available in German only) >>

 

The Welcome2Upper Austria Service Center is pleased to assist you with further questions!