Paraguay Driving License Guide: Easy Steps for Expatriates & Locals

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What is it?

The Paraguay Driving License Service is a comprehensive guide and assistance program designed to help individuals obtain a driving license in Paraguay. This service provides a clear and detailed process for both locals and expatriates to follow in order to secure their driving credentials legally and efficiently.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for expatriates residing in Paraguay who hold a foreign driving license and need to exchange it for a Paraguayan one, as well as locals who are applying for a driving license for the first time. It’s particularly useful for those unfamiliar with the local procedures and documentation requirements.


  1. Verify eligibility: Ensure you meet the age and residency requirements to apply for a driving license in Paraguay.
  2. Gather required documents: Collect all necessary documents such as your ID, proof of residence, and foreign driving license (if applicable).
  3. Visit the local municipal office: Go to the Dirección Nacional de la Patrulla Caminera or the local government office handling driving licenses.
  4. Submit documents: Present your collected documents for verification.
  5. Take a medical exam: Complete the required medical tests to ensure you are fit to drive.
  6. Pass the theory exam: Study the driving rules in Paraguay and pass the theoretical test.
  7. Complete the practical driving test: Demonstrate your driving skills during the practical exam.
  8. Pay the fees: Make the necessary payments for the issuance of the license.
  9. Collect your driving license: Once approved, your driving license will be issued.

Required documents

  • Valid Identification Document (ID or Passport)
  • Proof of Residency in Paraguay (e.g., utility bill)
  • Medical Examination Certificate
  • Valid Foreign Driving License (for exchange applications)
  • Application Form (available at the municipal office)

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Additional details

  • Foreign driving licenses can be used temporarily but must be exchanged after a certain period.
  • Medical exams can be done at certified clinics, the list can be obtained from the local municipal office.
  • Practical driving tests are conducted on specified dates and you may need to book in advance.
  • Ensure all documents are translated into Spanish by a certified translator if they are in a different language.
  • Fees for the medical exam, theory, and practical tests vary; check with the local office for exact amounts.


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