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A Driver’s License

A Driver’s License

A citizen of another state having a Driver’s License issued in the said state may drive a car with the same License for a period up to a half of year. If the state having issued the Driver’s License had not acceded to Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 08 November 1968, an international Driver’s License is required. After expiry of the half-year period, the alien shall replace his (her) Driver’s License by a Lithuanian one. In Lithuania, national Driver’s Licenses conform to Driver’s Licenses of EU model (cards). With such a License, a person may drive a vehicle in any state of European Economic Area (EEA) and in any state out of European Economic Area, if such a state had acceded to Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 08 November 1968. For replacing the Driver’s License, its bearer shall pass an examination in driving theory and practice. The examination may be arranged in Russian and English. On the examination in driving practice, the person shall drive a vehicle of the highest category specified in the Driver’s License issued in his (her) state (to be replaced).

If the Driver’s License of the alien was issued in an European Union Member State, it will be valid in all European Union Member States. A Driver’s License for the categories AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE, B1, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE is recognized in other European Union Member States, so its replacement usually is not required. It may be used, if: the period of its validity had not expired (usually, a Driver’s License in European Union Member States remains valid for 10-15 years); the person is of at least the minimum age that conforms to the Driver’s License (for driving relevant categories of vehicles) eligibility requirements; the state having issued the Driver’s License had not annulled, suspended or otherwise restricted its validity. In a majority of European Union Member States, the minimum age that conforms to the Driver’s License eligibility requirements is 18 years; however, if a Driver’s License is issued to a younger person (in accordance with laws of the issuing state), such a Driver’s License will not be valid in states where the established minimum age for issue a Driver’s License is 18 years.

Citizens of European Union are provided an opportunity to replace their Driver’s Licenses by Driver’s Licenses of the state where they reside at present; however, they are not obliged to do so, except of certain cases when it is required by the state where they reside. If a person wishes to replace his (her) Driver’s License by Driver’s License of the state where he (she) resides at present, he (she) should prove that he (she) resides in the state and conforms to the requirement set for issuing it. In such a case, the authorized national authorities will contact the relevant authorities of the previous state of residence of the person to verify whether any restrictions were applied to the Driver’s License of the person.

A replacement of a Driver’s License is mandatory, when: the place of residence of a person in another state becomes it state of permanent residence after expiry of 2 year; if the period of validity of the person’s Driver’s License is limited; if the person violates the traffic rules in the state of residence; if the period of validity of the person’s Driver’s License expires after the person’s leaving for another European Union Member State.

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