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Recognition and conversion of the driving license between the Albanian state and the Greek state

Recognition and conversion of the driving license between the Albanian state and the Greek state

DPSHTRR informs all interested citizens that with DCM no. 479, dated 31.07.2018, the Agreement between the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Greece “On Mutual Approval of Management Permits” was approved.

This Agreement is concluded for an indefinite period of time and provides:

I. Recognition of the driving license between the Albanian state and the Greek state
Albanian nationals, holders of an Albanian driving license, Model I (issued on 01.07.2005) or Model II (issued on 24.01.2017) may drive vehicles in Greek territory within the validity period of the driving license as long as they have no established normal residence in the Greek state.
Greek nationals, holders of Greek driving license Model I (issued until 11 January 1987), Model II (issued from 12 January 1987 to 31 March 1997), Model III (issued from 01 April 1997 to 30 April 2001) Model IV (issued May 02, 2001 to January 18, 2009), Model V (issued January 19, 2009 to January 18, 2013), Model VI (issued January 19, 2013), may operate vehicles in the Albanian territory with the License Nationals issued by the Greek state, within the period of validity of the driving license, for as long as they have not established normal residence in the Albanian state.
II. Conversion of the driving license between the Albanian state and the Greek state
When Albanian citizens place their normal residence in the Greek State, they can convert the Albanian driving license to the Greek driving license by submitting their application to the Regional Transport and Communications Directorates of Regional Units in the Greek State after carrying out medical examinations that the person is physically capable of directing a motor vehicle or a combination of specific category vehicles and providing an official translation of the Albanian driving license in the Greek language, without the need to carry out theoretical and practical tests. For the conversion of the Albanian driving license to the Greek driving license, its holders must have the age stipulated in the Greek state law. 
Once Greek citizens place their normal residence on Albanian territory, they can convert the Greek driving license to the Albanian driving license by submitting their application to the Regional Directorates of Road Transport Services in the Albanian State after performing medical examinations proving that the person is physically capable of directing a motor vehicle or a combination of specific category vehicles, as well as providing an official translation of the Greek driving license in Albanian, without the need to carry out theoretical and practical tests. For the conversion of the Greek driving license to the Albanian driving license, its holders must have the age stipulated in the Albanian state law. 
News Source: DPSHTRR

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