Obtain Your Permanent Driving License in Brazil Easily

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What is it?

The Permanent Driving License in Brazil is an official document that allows citizens and legal residents to drive vehicles legally within the country. This guide provides the necessary steps and requirements to help you transition from a provisional license to a permanent one.

Who needs it?

This service is designed for Brazilian citizens and legal residents who have completed their provisional driving period and need to obtain their permanent driving license. It is also relevant for individuals living abroad who need to renew or convert their Brazilian license.


  1. Complete the provisional driving period successfully without any major traffic violations.
  2. Visit the official DETRAN (Department of Transportation) website for your state to check specific requirements.
  3. Prepare and submit your application, including all necessary documents and forms.
  4. Pay the required application fee using the specified payment methods.
  5. Schedule an appointment for any necessary testing or medical examinations.
  6. Complete any required tests at the designated DETRAN office.
  7. Await approval from DETRAN; your Permanent Driving License will be mailed to you or available for pickup.

Required documents

  • Identification document (RG or passport): Can be obtained from Civil Registry Offices.
  • Provisional driving license: Already issued after passing initial driving tests.
  • Proof of residence: Utility bills or other documents verifying your address.
  • Medical examination certificate: Performed by a certified professional, usually organized via DETRAN.

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Additional details

  • If you are currently residing abroad, you can apply and renew your Brazilian driving license through Brazilian consulates. Ensure you have all documents and follow specific consulate guidelines.
  • For those who need to renew their license, it is possible to do so even if you have been living abroad for an extended period, but it requires adhering to local embassy protocols.
  • Fees may vary depending on the state and specific requirements, so always check with your local DETRAN office.


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