The procedures and conditions for obtaining a licence, including the minimum age required (ranging from 16 to 21), may vary from one category to another.
In order to obtain the driving licence, the candidate must take theoretical and practical training. The duration of the training and the driving lessons varies depending on the candidates' skills and if they already hold another category of licence.
The practical test for the driving licence is open to any person residing in Luxembourg and meeting the minimum age limit required, i.e.:
Candidates must be fit to drive a vehicle.
They must therefore undergo a medical examination carried out by a general practitioner or internist in Luxembourg. The physician must, if such is the case, attest that the candidate possesses the required physical and mental abilities.
As a result, a driving licence cannot be issued if the applicant:
According to the information on the medical certificate presented to the National Society of Automotive Traffic (Société nationale de circulation automobile - SNCA), the SNCA can ask the opinion of the Medical Commission on a candidate's ability to drive.
The candidate must register with an approved driving school in Luxembourg. They can switch to another driving school at any moment.
To make the change, candidates simply have to report with the learner's certificate to another approved driving school of their choice.
The school will then forward the application to the Driving Licence Office of the SNCA:
This change will have no impact on theoretical or practical tests.
Candidates must cover their driving school fees as well as the cost of a tax stamp in the amount of EUR 30.
The driving school completes the application for a driving licence and submits it to the 'Driving Licence Office' (Service des permis de conduire) of the National Society of Automotive Traffic (SNCA).
The candidate must sign the application. If the candidate is a minor, the application must be signed by their legal guardian.
For the driving licences of category A and B, the minimum age for beginning the training is 17 years and a half.
Applicants must submit the following documents:
Theoretical learning addresses the applicable rules when driving on public roads which are defined in the Highway Code (Code de route) A common core course is taught in order to obtain a first licence.
In case of extension to another category, only instruction and tests focusing on topics specific to that category are required.
The candidate receives a learner's certificate which:
Candidates must keep the learner's certificate in their possession while they are taking theoretical and practical lessons.
The number of compulsory theory lessons to be taken varies:
Theoretical learning is approved by means of a computerised test.
Candidates must make an appointment beforehand to pass the theory test. Appointments can only be made if the candidate is already registered with a driving school and if they have the learner's certificate (with a corresponding file number).
When taking the test, candidates must present their valid ID card and learner's certificate.
The theory test can:
Candidates who fail the test must repeat half the mandatory theory hours before taking the test again. A readmission application must be made (with payment of the EUR 30 tax stamp). The EUR 30 tax stamp must also be paid in the event of an unexcused absence from the test.
The minimum number of compulsory practical lessons varies:
The candidate may apply as many times as necessary for the practical test, but must, after each failure, take at least 8 one-hour practical lessons.
Candidates for a category B licence can also opt for accompanied driving. In this case, the practical driving lessons are continued under the supervision of an accompanying person.
The practical test takes place by appointment with one of the test centres The approved driving-school must register the candidate for the practical test.
Candidates who successfully pass the driving test will be issued a driving licence for the corresponding category which is valid for 24 months. This period of 24 months is a training period.
Driving licences will never be issued on the day the practical test is passed.
During the training period, the "trainee driver":
That training can be taken as from the third month following the issue of the driving licence. The certificate of participation given at the end of the course entitles the holder to their final licence.
Although application for the final permit may be submitted at any time after the course in Colmar-Berg, the final licence is not issued until one month before the expiry date of the probationary licence.
The final licence is valid for 10 years (5 years if heavy vehicle categories are included in the licence).
In Luxembourg, a category B driving licence entitles the holder to drive light motorcycles (≤125 cm3) provided:
The validity of category B for the operation of light motorcycles corresponding to category A1 is:
Category B is also valid for quadricycles.
To obtain a category AM licence (mopeds and light quadricycles), a theoretical and practical training course of at least 7 hours provided by an approved driving school is required.
To be admitted to the training course, learners must first pass the theory test for the driving licence.