Driving licence in France

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Permis de conduire en France
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Driving licence in France
Issued by  France
Type of document Driving licence
Purpose Identification

In France, the driving licence (French: Permis de conduire) is a governmental right given to those who request a licence for any of the categories they desire. It is required for every type of motorized vehicle. The minimum age to obtain a driving licence is: 16 years for a motorcycle, 18 years for a car, and 21 years for buses and cargo vehicles.

Since 2013, the French driving licence format was changed from that of a pink booklet to a credit-card sized card.

Obtaining a driver's licence[edit]

The French driving licence can be obtained after finishing a driving school and passing a two-stage test, the theory test and road test. Primary school diploma is also required to obtain valid driver's licence.

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