Procedure to put your driving license in good standing

You have just arrived in Luxembourg and have a foreign driver’s license? You may have to register or transcribe.
You will find in this article the procedures to follow as well as the people concerned by these obligations.


Exchanging and transcribing: is it an obligation in Luxembourg?

Some foreign driving license holders wish to exchange or transcribe their license for a practical matter. This allows them to easily obtain the dates of validity, to more easily receive a duplicate in case of loss or theft, …. But others have no choice to do it or not !

Normally driving licenses from any EEA county are valid in Luxembourg. The license holder can register their foreign license at any time or exchange it for a Luxembourgish license without a driving test.

Non-EEA foreign nationals have one year to exchange their license for a Luxembourgish license (they can use their license for 6 months). A test may be required depending on the license.

The “ demande en obtention d’un permis de conduire luxembourgeois” form can be downloaded from the following website

A peculiarity in Luxembourg for young foreign drivers

All drivers holding a category B driving license (EEA or non-EEA) less than 2 years old when taking up residence in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will be to attend a one-day training course at the Training Center in Colmar-Berg.

How to exchange your driver’s license in Luxembourg?

The application can be subscribed immediately upon arrival in Luxembourg. The transcription of the permit can be done at the earliest after a period of 185 days following the installation in the Grand Duchy. During this year, the holder of a foreign permit may however circulate in the Grand Duchy with his foreign license, but it will be subject to control and penalties if it exceeds the deadlines imposed. More information on the website

To have your license transcribed and to obtain a Luxembourg driving license, the driver must complete a specific application form for the Sandweiler SNCA driver’s license and provide a photocopy of his foreign driving license in good standing. photo ID, a certificate of residence less than one month old obtained from his municipal administration of residence, and a photocopy of an identity document.

More info on . The form “application for a Luxembourg driving license” can now be completed online via the “MyGuichet” website

Validity and renewal of driving license in Luxembourg

Finally, once your license is registered or retranscribed, do not forget to inquire as to its validity period. In Luxembourg, the period of validity of a driving license depends on its category and date of issue. Even though the SNCA often warns you when it’s time to renew it, be sure to let you know!

Do you want to travel to Luxembourg with your car? Make sure you are in good standing with your vehicle and follow the rules of the road on Luxembourg roads.