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Posté le 25 novembre 2021 - Mis à jour le 05 octobre 2022 - 7 min de lecture ⏳
If you have recently moved to France and have a driving license issued by a non-European state, you must exchange it for a French driving license within 1 year (18 months if you are from the EU) to be able to continue driving in France. The request is to be made online via the ANTS website. If you meet the conditions, you will be issued a French driving license for free.
To be exchanged, your driving license must meet the following conditions:
You must also meet the following conditions:
If you cannot satisfy all those criteria, you must pass the French driving test.
To exchange you driving license with the French one, you must apply for a French driving licence online via the ANTS website. The ANTS deal with request regarding car registration certificates in France, passports, identity cards and driving license. To proceed to the exchange, you will have to provide:
As you might have guessed, Brexit has changed the rules regarding the valitidy of a UK driving license in France. However there is a good news. If you got your driving license before Brexit (2021), your British license is still recognized in France as long as it is valid. Therefore you do not have to request the exchange of your UK license for a French driving license. On the other hand, any license granted as of 2021 must be exchanged.
The elderly must pass a medical test before reaching 75 and 80 years. After that, the test must be performed every 2 years. In case of issues, the driving license can be subject to limitations (must drive an automatic car, with glasses, during dyalight etc.). If medical conditions prevent safe driving, the driving license will be cancelled.
French driving licence expiry date is 15 years. Please note that once it expires, holder does not have to pass a new exam. The renewal is just about updating the picture and address of the owner.
To convert a UK driving licence to French, you must go through the conversion procedure (see above). The exchange of a British driving licence for French is free.
The tool Télépoints allow any French driving license holder to check how many points are left: https://tele7.interieur.gouv.fr/tlp/ You can connect via France Connect or the Télépoints confidential code.
No, you can drive with any EU driving licence, or your license + international driving license.
Again, it’s the online services of the ANTS that handle French driving license renewals. You will have to provide a new picture code from a licensed machine or photograph, a proof of identity and a proof of address.
French international driving license requests are handled by the ANTS. It is done online.
For tourism purpose, yes.
No, unless you are more than 75 years old or have a medical condition that requires a follow-up
FAQ French driving license