How to Obtain a Driver's License in Argentina - Complete Guide

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What is it?

Obtaining a driver’s license in Argentina involves passing a series of exams, including theoretical, practical, and medical evaluations. This process is necessary for those wishing to drive legally within the country. Whether you are a local resident or an expat, it is crucial to obtain a valid driver’s license to ensure compliance with Argentine traffic laws.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for anyone residing in Argentina who wishes to drive a vehicle. This includes local residents, expatriates planning to live in Argentina for an extended period, and tourists intending to drive during their stay. Additionally, specific services are available for those needing an automatic transmission license or special permits for cross-border driving.


  1. Gather all necessary documents including ID, proof of residency, and medical certificates.
  2. Visit your local driving school to enroll in theoretical and practical driving courses.
  3. Pass the theoretical driving test which covers traffic laws and regulations.
  4. Complete a medical evaluation.
  5. Schedule and pass the practical driving test.
  6. Pay any required fees at the local municipal office.
  7. Collect your official driver’s license once all tests are passed and fees are paid.

Required documents

  • Valid Identification (ID or passport) - Obtain from local civil registry or consulate.
  • Proof of Residency - Utility bill or lease agreement.
  • Medical Certificate - Issued by authorized medical professionals.
  • Proof of Enrollment in a Driving School - Provided by the driving school.

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Additional details

  • For those needing an automatic transmission license, special practical tests are available.
  • License exchanges are possible for foreign residents from countries with reciprocal agreements.
  • Always check local municipal requirements as they can vary slightly by region.
  • Fees for the process can vary; it’s advisable to bring local currency.


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