Italy - Renew Driver License
- 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
In order to renew a licence, present the required documents at the Provincial Office of Motor Vehicles (Ufficio Provinciale della Motorizzazione Civile, UMC).
At each renewal, a doctors' certificate is required as proof that the driver has no serious health problems that could impair driving. The doctor should be affiliated with the Ministry of Health (Ministro della Salute), as specified under Article 119 of the Italian Highway Code (Codice di Strada). Medical examinations may take place at the UMC, and may also be performed by doctors affiliated with several public services.
If the holder of a driving licence has epilepsy or diabetes, their renewal periods differ. The renewal period of a diabetic is established by the doctor performing their medical examination. Epileptics and those who have suffered epileptic fits in the past must go for medical examination every two years. If no fit has occurred within the past ten years, this measure does not apply.
EU driving licences can only be renewed in the holder's country of residence. If an EU licence from another country is renewed in Italy, it will become an Italian licence. Italian renewal regulations (validity periods and medical testing, for example) will therefore apply.
- Form DTT 953I
- Certification that the applicant has had a medical examination within the last three months, and has no serious health problems that could impair driving
- Receipt of payment for the licence renewal
- Identity documents
- Original passport with photocopies
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
There are various categories of driving licence (patenti di guida) for different vehicle types in Italy, which follow the standard categories of the EU. The most common include AM, A1 and A2 for mopeds and motorcycles, and B for cars. When issued, a Patente B has 20 points and when infractions occur, points are deducted.
Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.
- Licences in A and B categories are valid for ten years for people under the age of 50
- Five years for those between 50 and 70 years of age
- Three years for those between the ages of 70 and 80
- Two years thereafter
- Licences in C and D categories are valid for 5 years until the age of 65 and valid for two years thereafter. At the age of 68, a D licence is automatically downgraded to a C licence.
Documents to Use
The renewal of a Driving licenses can take up to 40 days to process.
Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation. Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed. e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".
Italys Uffici della Motorizzazione Civile (Provincial Motor Vehicle Offices) UMCs are local offices ultimately subordinate to the Ministry of Transport, and can assist with licensing, penalties, and the highway code.
All drivers over the age of 80 must undergo a medical examination by a local medical board every two years.
- Your names
- Tax Code
- Place of birth
- Date of birth
- Permanent Address
- License category
- Date of Issue
- Date of expiry
- Licence number
Need for the Document
The Italian driver licence is a credit-card sized plastic card. It has limited validity periods that depends on age and licence category.
Once your driver licence expires you are supposed to renew it so that you can drive in Italy.
Information which might help
Holders of certain foreign licences may be eligible to exchange the licence for an Italian one. This does not apply to special and heavy duty licences which must be reapplied for in Italy.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
It is against traffic laws to drive with a driver licence that has expired.
Car drivers in Italy must be at least 18 years of age and carry a valid driver's licence (patente di guida). A person driving without a licence is subject to fines.