Driving licence

Request, renew or add extra categories to your (current) licence

How to apply?

In the city office, by appointment.

Make an appointment

What do you need to bring?

  • Identity card or residence permit
  • 1 recent passport-size photo: pay attention to the requirements for photos. There is a photo booth in the city office.
  • Provisional or previous driving licence
  • In case of loss or theft: police report, issued by the Belgian police authorities
  • In case of extra categories that need to be added: request form, issued by the exam centre
  • For C and D-categories: medical certificate


  • Request and renewal of a permanent driving licence: € 30
  • Provisional driving licence: € 25


For holders of a foreign driving licence (EU and non-EU licences)

If you plan to drive a car, motorbike or other motorized vehicle in Belgium, it is necessary to either register or exchange your non-Belgian licence. Since the registration or exchange is complex and every case is different, you need to visit the driving licence department, located at the city office, in person (by appointment only).

What do you need to bring?

  • Your Belgian residence permit
  • Your non-Belgian driving licence


  • The registration (for EU driving licences only) is free of charge.
  • The exchange of a non-Belgian licence costs 30 euro.

Attention points

  • The procedure may take 4 to 6 weeks.
  • In some cases additional documents (e.g. a Dutch translation done by an accredited translator) are necessary.
  • For holders of a recognised non-EU driving licence only: you are only allowed to drive in Belgium during the 185 days after registration. After those 185 days, the exchange to a Belgian driving licence is necessary, as using the non-EU driving licence in Belgium will no longer be allowed.

Professor Van Overstraetenplein 1
3000 Leuven

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