Final driving licence (categories A, B, C, D and G)
The driving licence is a document that authorises the driving of motor vehicles, depending on their category.
The Belgian driving licence conforms to the European Union model. It takes the form of a bank card.
Its validity depends on the type of driving licence (maximum validity of 10 years). Three months before its expiry, the citizen must spontaneously request its renewal.
The photo of the identity card is included on the driving licence.
- To have one's main residence on the territory of the City of Brussels
- Be registered in the population register, the foreigners' register or the waiting register in a Belgian municipality for at least 185 days during the last 12 months
- Reaching the minimum age depending on the category of the vehicle
- Not being disqualified from driving
- Have passed a theory test (maximum validity of 3 years) and a practical test
We only mention general information here. Each case is analysed individually when you submit your application to city services. Special conditions may apply.
With appointment, at the counter of the Administrative Centre of the City of Brussels or the liaison offices of Laeken and Neder-Over-Heembeek: make an appointment online.
Pick-up without appointment at the application desk.
- ID card or residence card
- The application form issued by the examination centre after passing the practical test
- Old international driving licence, if applicable, or a certificate of loss or theft. In case of theft, it is necessary to report it to the police.
- If you suffer from a reduction in your functional abilities (locomotor, visual, perceptual, cognitive,...) which could compromise the safe driving of a motor vehicle, you must have a External site driving ability certificate (group 1 categories)
5 working days
The driving licence must be collected within 90 days of application, after which it will be destroyed. After destruction, a new application will have to be submitted at a cost.
External site Driving licence (FPS Mobility and Transport)
Last update on 31/10/2022