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Luxembourg driving licences are recognised by convention in all Member States of the European Union (UE), and of the European Economic Area (EEA). Some countries outside the EU and the EEA require the licence to be accompanied by an international driving licence, which is, in fact, a certified translation of the national driving licence.
The current international driving licence model contains translations in English, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese. As such, international driving licences can be read in all of the countries that ratified one of the 2 conventions on road traffic (Geneva in 1949, or Vienna in 1968).
Special international driving licences are issued to those wishing to drive in Japan, where only the 1949 Geneva Convention is recognised.
International driving licences are issued by the Automobile Club of Luxembourg (Automobile Club du Luxembourg - ACL).
Who is concernedInternational driving licences are intended for those wishing to travel, and drive a vehicle, outside the EEA as a tourist, whether the vehicle is their own or a rental vehicle.
To obtain an international licence, the applicant must:
- be the holder of a driving licence issued in an EEA Member State;
- have their normal place of residence in Luxembourg.
Members of the ACL are charged an administrative fee of EUR 12 for the international driving licence (non-members have to pay EUR 17).
How to proceed
Obtaining an international driving licence
International driving licences are issued by the Automobile Club of Luxembourg (Automobile Club du Luxembourg - ACL). Regardless of where the applicant's national driving license was issued, to obtain an international licence, the applicant must go in person to the ACL's head office with the following:
- a valid driving licence issued by an EU or an EEA Member State;
- a certificate of residence in Luxembourg, which can be obtained from the communal administration at the applicant's place of residence;
- a recent passport-size ID photo.
Validity of the international driving licence
The validity of the international driving licence depends on that of the national licence but cannot, under any circumstances, be more than 3 years.
For holders of a licence issued by an EEA Member State, an international licence has no specific additional value when driving within the EEA. To be valid, the international licence must always be accompanied by a Community model driving licence.
The driving licence exchange procedure does not apply to international driving licences.
An EU Member State can never demand that an international licence be produced by a national of another Member State who is in possession of a national Community model driving licence.
Forms / Online services
Who to contact
Diekirch Agency of the Automobile Club20-22, rue de Stavelot
Phone : (+352) 26 80 04 68