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DRIVING LICENSE

To validate driving licenses issued abroad, the process can be done in the Montevideo City Hall presenting the following documents:

 

  • Uruguayan Identity Card: original, valid and in good condition.

  • Driver's license of the country of origin: original, valid and in good condition.

  • Mercosur Member Countries: the presentation of the consular certification of the permit to be revalidated will be required. In case it is issued in a language other than Spanish and the certification is not in Spanish, the document must be translated by a Public Translator. Seniority will be considered. The revalidated Driver's License will not be retained. The foreign license must be in force at the time of the procedure.

  • Other countries: the permits must be legalized in the country of origin and when applicable, it will be required that its content be translated into Spanish through a document issued by a Public Translator. The Revalidated Driver's License will not be retained. Seniority will be considered. The foreign license must be in force at the time the procedure is carried out.

  • Medical examination issued by qualified medical institutions in Montevideo


If the Driver's License is written in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Egyptian, Hebrew, German, or some other language that does not allow to identify precisely the information contained in the document, a translation of the license must be provided.

If the license does not specify clearly which vehicle(s) you are entitled to drive, a certificate from the embassy or consulate containing the information must be presented.

 

  • A driver's license homologation will be only issued in the amateur and motorcycle category (up to 200 cc).

  • The payment is made only in the Treasury of the Montevideo City Hall

  • The license obtained is recognized throughout the country, Uruguay.

In the cases of Italy and Spain, homologations are carried out in accordance with the current Reciprocity Agreement.

 

Cost: $1724

More information: 

  • Phone.: 1950 4000 option 2 or 1950 1907

  • Monday to Friday, from 8:15 to 14:00.

 

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