Italy - Obtain Learner Driver License or Permit
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
Learner's permits must be applied for at the nearest Provincial Office of Motor Vehicles (Ufficio Motorizzazione Civile), which will issue the learner's licence. The foglio rosa is valid for a period of five months, and can be applied for by learners on the day after they reach the minimum age for the licence category. This means that a Patente B cannot be granted on the applicant's eighteenth birthday, for example: it can only be granted the day after.
Requirements may vary from office to office, but in general, the following must be submitted:
- Completed form (available from Motorizzazione Civile offices)
- Medical Health Certificate stating the applicant is of sound health and mind (provided by an authorised doctor)
- Valid photo identification
- At least one photocopy of an existing licence (if applicable)
- Proof of residency (Permesso/Carta di Soggiorno) and photocopy
- Three passport photographs that match the photograph on the medical certificate, not more than 6 months old
- Application fee
Office Locations & Contacts
Ministerio delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti
The Italian Ministry of Transport
At: Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico, Via Caraci 36, 00157 Roma
Tel:06 4158 2143
Ufficio Motorizzazione Civile di Firenze
At: Via Lucchese, 160 Sesto Fiorentino loc. S, 50019 Firenze
Tel: 055 306 81
Fax: 055 306 8222
Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:30-12:00
Ufficio Motorizzazione Civile di Genoa
At: Via de Marini 1, Genova Torre WTC, Piano 13, Genoa
Tel: 010 64071
Fax: 010 414084
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 08:30-12:00; Tuesday and Thursday, 08:30-12:00 and 14:30-16:00
Ufficio Motorizzazione Civile di Imperia
At: Via Littardi 97, Imperia
Tel: 0183 780 911
Fax: 0183 781 091
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 08:30-12:00; Tuesday and Thursday, 08:30-12:00 and 15:00-16:30
Most learner drivers opt to take lessons with a licensed driving school for several reasons: instructors can coach students on questions likely to be encountered on the test; and the practical test must be done on a dual-control vehicle, which can be provided by the school for practice and for the practical exam. Otherwise, the test taker must hire a dual-control car and insurance must be obtained before the practical test can be taken. Hired dual-control vehicles can only be rented for driving tests and cannot be used for practice.
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An Italian learner's permit is valid six months.
Documents to Use
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To acquire one, the applicant must provide several key pieces of information. Form MC 2112 MEC, the learner's permit application, must be filled out and returned. A Medical Health Certificate must be signed by a doctor. A valid photo ID and proof of residency are required, and applicants should photocopy both. Finally, authorities require two passport-sized photos that are no more than 6 months old and match the photo on the Medical Health Certificate.
- Your names
- Tax Code
- Place of birth
- Date of birth
- Permanent Address
- License category
Need for the Document
In Italy the issuer of Learner Driver License\Permits is the Motorizzazione Civile dei Transporti in Concessione (Ministry of Transports). However the Permit can be also requested also at ACI outlets that do this service on behalf of the Motorizzazione Civile.
Information which might help
The accompanying driver must have held a valid licence for at least 10 years in the category the driver will be tested for.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
The learner's permit allows the holder to practise driving only while accompanied by a person no older than 60 years old (if practising using a dual-control vehicle, the accompanying driver may be no older than 65 years old).
Practice vehicles must be marked on the front and back with a vertically and clearly displayed uppercase black letter "P" (principiante) against a reflective white background, indicating to other drivers that the driver is a novice.
Learner drivers may not drive on the Autostrada and may face a fine of 78 euros if they practice in a busy area.