Foreign Driving Licences in Austria

 

From an EU or EEA state: for an unlimited period

EEA or European Union driving licences are recognized in Austria, and may be converted at any time on a voluntary basis.
Responsible Authority: the district administrative authority (Bezirkshauptmannschaft)

Required Documents (most driving licence authorities require the original documents):

  • Passport (Reisepass) or personal identification card
  • Foreign driving licence
  • Photo of the owner (35 x 45 mm – passport photo)
  • Possibly extract from the driving licence file of the issuing country

 

From a non-EU or non EEA state:

– In case of establishing a residence in Austria: six months starting from establishment of the residence (Wohnsitz), if the owner has reached the age of 18
– Without residence in Austria: up to twelve months starting from the entry in the county, if the owner has reached the age of 18

If the driving licence is not written in German, it is only valid in combination with an international driving licence or a translation! Responsible Authority: the district administrative authority (Bezirkshauptmannschaft)

Required Documents:

  • Passport (Reisepass)
  • Foreign driving licence
  • Photo of the owner 35 x 45 mm – passport photo)
  • Medical report

Please note:
Only valid foreign driving licences can be assigned. An examination (driving test) at a driving school is required, except for driver’s licences issued in:

  • all categories: Andorra, Guensey, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Monaco San Marino, Switzerland

 

  • class B: Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Israel, Canada, Macedonia, Republic of South Africa, Republic of South Korea (issued after January 1997), USA, United Arab Emirates

 

 

Bezirkshauptmannschaft

Ried im Innkreis:
Parkgasse 1
4910 Ried im Innkreis

Telephone (+43 7752) 912-0
Fax (+43 732) 7720 268399
E-Mail: bh-ri.post@ooe.gv.at
Homepage: www.bh-ried.gv.at

Office hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri: 7.30 – 12.00 hrs, Tue: 7.30 – 17.00 hrs, Thu: 7.30 – 12.00/13.30 – 17.00 hrs

 

Braunau am Inn:

Hammersteinplatz 1

5280 Braunau am Inn

Telephone (+43 7722) 803-0
Fax (+43 732) 7720 260399
E-Mail: bh-br.post@ooe.gv.at
Web: www.bh-braunau.gv.at

Office hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8.00 – 12.00 hrs, Tue: 7.30 – 17.00 hrs