How to Buy Exchange Romanian Driving Licence From Romania

( 19/01/2013 )

Driving licence exchange in Romania

 

If you are planning on obtaining a Romanian driving licence we would be glad to help! However, doing it yourself may also be an option if you are already in Romania. Here is some information to get you started.

 

Driving licences are valid for:

  • 5 years - category C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE, Tr, Tb si Tv;
  • 10 years - category AM, A1, A2, A, B, Bl si BE.

 

 

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International driving licence cannot be changed.

Non-EU driving licences - exchange & recognition

You must exchange your non-EU driving licence only if you establish your residence in Romania (you usually live at least 185 days per year in Romania or returns periodically to an address due to personal relationship although you live in a diferent country).

To exchange your non-EU driving licence:

  1. go to the competent community public service authority in whose territorial jurisdiction you reside (in general the prefecture in each county),
  2. hand in the following documents:

Romania recognizes and exchanges without a driving test licence issued in the following non-EU states: Republic of South Africa, Republic of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, The Kingdom of Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federative Republic of Brazil, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, The Republic of Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Russian Federation, The Republic of the Philippines, Georgia, The Republic of Guyana, Islamic Republic of Iran, State of Israel, The Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, The Republic of Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Republic of Macedonia, Morocco, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Niger, The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, San Marino, The Republic of Senegal, The Republic of Serbia, Republic of Seychelles, The Republic of Tajikistan, The Republic of Tunisia, Republic of Turkmenistan, The Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, ​​Uzbekistan, The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Canada, The Republic of Korea, Arab Republic of Egypt, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Japan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, USA, China (category B only).

 


Physical description

Size

85.0 × 53.8 mm

Format

ID-1

Material

Polycarbonate

Colour

Pink

Distinctive features

Romanian language



Security features

A security pattern printed using invisible inks.

Location

Reverse of licence.

Characteristics

The pattern is visible under ultraviolet light only.

Method of verification

Device emitting UV beams.


 

 


Transparent window.

Location

Front and reverse of licence.

Characteristics

Transparent window contains a laser-engraved photograph of holder.

Method of verification

Viewing with the naked eye.

Printed information (engraved by laser).

Location

Front and reverse of licence.

Characteristics

Laser engraving.

Method of verification

Viewing with the naked eye.

Tactile fields.

Location

Front of licence, Fields 4a and 4b.

Characteristics

Fields engraved to create tactile characters.

Method of verification

Tactile, visual.

Wave feature.

Location

Front of licence.

Characteristics

Name, surname and date of birth in a laser- engraved line comprising text in different font sizes.

Method of verification

Viewing with the naked eye.

Custom hologram.

Location

Front of licence.

Characteristics

Silver multicoloured hologram showing “RO” inscription. It is inserted under the transparent window.

Method of verification

Viewing with the naked eye.


Security background in photo area.

Location

Front of licence.

Characteristics

The margins of the photo are crossed by the lines forming the patterns.

Method of verification

Viewing with the naked eye.

Microtext of variable sizes.

Location

Reverse side of licence.

Characteristics

Visible only under a magnifying glass.

Method of verification

Magnifying glass.

A security pattern printed using invisible inks.

Location

Reverse side of licence.

Characteristics

Visible under ultraviolet light only.

Method of verification

Device emitting UV light.

IR opaque or transparent ink.

Location

Front of licence.

Characteristics

EU flag becomes opaque under IR beams; Area next to “PERMIS DE CONDUCERE” words becomes transparent under IR beams; “Driving licence” in EU languages becomes visible under IR beams.

Method of verification

Device emitting IR beams.

Fluorescent pictograms

Location

Reverse side of licence.

Characteristics

The table of categories and legend fluoresce under ultraviolet light.

Method of verification

Device emitting UV light.


Categories

Category

Period of validity

AM, A1, A, B, B1, B, BE,

10 years

C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE, (Tb), (Tv), (Tr)

5 years



Professional drivers

Certificate of professional competence is issued

NO

Code 95 is marked on the driving licence

YES