Czech Republic Driving License: Steps and Requirements Guide

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What is it?

A driving license is a legal requirement for any person aiming to drive trikes/car/motorcycles/buses or lorries in the Czech Republic. This document validates your ability to control these vehicles.

Who needs it?

Any residents in the Czech Republic who want to legally drive vehicles on roads need a driving license.


  1. Register for a Driving Course: Go to a local driving school and schedule an intensive course.
  2. Complete Theoretical and Practical Training: The school will provide you with the necessary theoretical and practical training necessary for driving.
  3. Medical Test: You need to undertake a basic medical test through your general practitioner to declare you fit for driving. This includes basic vision and color perception tests.
  4. Understanding Traffic Signs: You must familiarize yourself with various traffic signs utilized in the country. Studying well can boost your chance to pass the theoretical test.
  5. Register for Theoretical Test: After completing the course, enroll for the computer-based theoretical test. The test is provided in Czech and it contains questions about traffic rules and signs.
  6. Pass the Driving Practical Exam: Upon successful passing of the theoretical test, you may proceed to take the driving practical exam.

Required Documents

  • Identification Card: A valid ID or passport.
  • Medical Certificate: A recent medical certificate showing you are fit to drive.
  • Certificate from Driving School: Confirmation that you have completed the necessary driving course.
  • Residency Permit: Proof of your legal stay in the country if required.

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Additional details

  • A minimum age requirement is necessary depending on the type of vehicle you want to drive. For passenger cars and tricycles, candidates should be at least 18 years old, whereas, for motorcycles, the minimum age is 16 years.
  • Remember, the driving test in the Czech Republic is in the Czech language, so begin the preparation accordingly.
  • Some driving schools may provide theory classes in English. However, the computerized test is in Czech. Prepare for this language requirement.
  • Students who are deaf or hard of hearing should also be prepared. The written test is available in the Czech sign language, and a sign language interpreter can be requested for the oral exam.
  • Color blindness doesn’t prevent you from getting a driving license, but it may limit the categories of vehicles you are allowed to drive.


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