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Extension of validity of Italian driving licenses

Date:

02/25/2021


Extension of validity of Italian driving licenses

The Embassy would like to inform you that, as part of the precautionary measures adopted in view of the pandemic, the competent Italian Authorities have taken a series of decisions in relation to the validity of driving licenses for the year 2021 and, namely:

  • as a driving qualification: the validity of driving licenses issued in Italy with an expiration date between January 31, 2020 and April 30, 2021 has been extended until July 29, 2021;
  • as an identification document: the validity of driving licenses, issued in Italy between 31 January 2020 and 29 April 2021, has been extended until 30 April 2021.

It should be noted that the validity of driving licenses issued by another EU country with an expiration date included between 1 February 2020 and 31 August 2020, throughout the European Union including Italy, is extended by seven months, starting from the expiration date noted on the document itself, with the sole exclusion of Countries that have expressly chosen not to apply this extension. For detailed information, please refer to the circular of the Ministry of Transport no. 2143 of 21 January 2021.


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