Application for a first driving license

The application for a first driving license is open only to those, who

  • meet the
    • medical
    • specific drivers' aptitude
    • training and test requirements
  • have normal place of residence in Hungary
  • in case of foreign citizens had stayed in Hungary six months before the application
  • are not considered as unfit to drive from road safety point of view
Where to apply

Application can occur in person:

The ready document can be received according to the applicant’s choice:

Driving license can be received by proxy as well. In this case written authorization must be submitted.

Necessary documents

Following documents must be presented at the administration:

  • appropriate valid personal identity document (ID card, passport, card format driving license)
  • address card (official certificate on personal identifier and address of domicile)
  • in case of foreign citizen document certifying his/her normal country of residence
  • test sheet or test confirmation issued by the traffic directorate authority certifying the successful test

Documents need to be attached at the administration:

  • medical certification
  • receipt of payment of the driving license administration fee

Administration fee is 4000 HUF. It is 1500 HUF if:

  • applicant has reached the retirement age limit
  • according to the medical authority the term of the driving license is 1 year or less
Procedure time

Procedure time is 30 days.

There is an opportunity to request a text message or email notification about the mailing-, or arrival time of the ready document to the Document Office.

Useful information

New type driving license covers two functions at the same time:

  • identifies driver’s entitlement
  • appropriate for inland personal identification

The driving license isn’t appropriate for citizenship identification, thus it can’t be used as a travel document while traveling abroad.

To identify driver’s entitlement it can be used abroad as well:

  • in EEC countries
  • in countries which joined Vienna Convention on Road Traffic
  • pursuant to bilateral treaties in Japan and Korean Republics

In case of traveling abroad it is advisable to consult with the Hungarian missions abroad regarding the driving license issues.


  • to identify driver’s entitlement: on the back, item 11: expiration date of the driver’s entitlement in the given category
  • for personal identification on the front, item 4.b): expiration date of the document

Those citizens who have Client Gate registration and access receive electronic notification about the expiry of their card type driving license. These email notifications are sent three times, two months before the expiry, one month before the expiry and at last on the day of expiry.

Unfit to drive from traffic safety point of view:

  • who is legally binding disqualified from driving by the Court or the Offence Office, for the period specified in the decision
  • whose compulsory curing or therapy is ordered by the Court, during that period
  • who had been legally binding stopped from driving by the authority, during that period
    • who is placed in conservatorship for partial capacity or legal incompetency
  • whose driving license has been temporarily revoked by the traffic directorate based on the law on the road traffic records point system. From the final decision until the confirmation certifying the fulfillment of the training started after the revocation will not be presented to the traffic directorate, but at least six months from the date of the surrender of the driving license.
  • whose medical unfitness has been confirmed by the competent authority, until the verification of medical fitness

Document entitling to drive a vehicle cannot be issued to a person, who is unfit from road safety point of view.

Electronic administration

There is no way to apply electronically for a first driving license.

Information to download

There is no available form to this procedure