470. MP Robert Troy asked the Minister of Transportation, Tourism and Sport why Canadian driver`s licences are recognized and exchanged in four Canadian provinces, not in other Canadian provinces and territories; and if that does not reflect the fact that, despite the province, Canadian licences are issued according to a national standard. [10518/19] We are currently concluding an exchange agreement with Alberta and Saskatchewan. This will bring the number of agreements with Canada to 6. Work will continue to conclude agreements with other provinces. If you wish to voluntarily exchange your driver`s licence, you must reside in that country and qualify for a driver`s licence (for example. B, you have reached the minimum age, your state of health allows you to drive, etc.). As a visitor to Ireland, you can drive with a driver`s licence from any country outside the EU/EEA for up to one year, provided the licence is up to date and valid. However, if you put your “normal residence” in Ireland, you must either exchange your driver`s licence or apply for a driver`s licence in Ireland.
You are considered to normally reside in Ireland if you live here for at least 185 days in a calendar year due to personal and professional ties. Ireland has agreements with certain countries/states that it refers to as recognised states for the exchange of driver`s licences. Here is a list of recognized states. Licensing agreements can only be concluded if the relevant authorities in each legal area have reviewed and compared the two licensing regimes, so that each party can be satisfied that they are compatible. On the Irish side, this task is carried out by the Road Safety Authority (RSA). If you are from an EU/EEA country and have a full driver`s licence from your home country, you must provide a copy of an electricity bill (electricity, telephone or gas) at your address in Ireland. c) holders of a special residence permit issued by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs are not allowed to exchange a driver`s licence issued by a non-EU or EEA member state for a French licence. CERN is in contact with the French authorities to find a solution. In the meantime, it is the responsibility of the persons concerned to renew their foreign driver`s licence with the authorities of the country of issue or to pass a driving test to obtain a French driver`s license.
Covid-19: validity of European driver`s licenses extended by 7 months Due to the health crisis, all driving licences are in force, valid between 1 February and 31 August 2020, in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation 2020/698 of 25 May 2020, for an additional seven months from its expiry date, issued by a European Union Member State in the format of the European Union card. published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 27 May 2020, if the country of issue has decided to apply this provision (NB: Driver`s licences issued by Croatia, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Spain do not benefit from this extension: see ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/ transport/file/exemption of regulation 20200698.pdf and www.service-public.fr/particuliers/ yourrights/F1757).