Get Your Driving License in Peru - Step-by-Step Guide

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What is it?

This service helps you obtain a driving license in Peru, providing clear guidelines on the procedures, required documents, and eligibility criteria. Whether you are a local resident or a foreigner, this service ensures you understand the steps to legally drive in Peru.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for anyone planning to drive in Peru, including local residents who need their first driving license, foreigners relocating to Peru for work or study, and tourists looking to rent a car for travel within the country. It also benefits those needing to convert their foreign driving licenses into Peruvian licenses.


  1. Complete a Driver’s Education Course: Enroll in a recognized driving school in Peru.
  2. Pass the Medical and Psychological Evaluation: Visit an authorized health center to complete this step.
  3. Take a Written Exam: Schedule and pass the written test on traffic laws at SAT (Servicio de Administración Tributaria).
  4. Complete Practical Training: Undertake practical driving training at a driving school.
  5. Pass the Driving Test: Schedule and pass the practical driving test administered by SAT.
  6. Submit Required Documents: Gather all necessary documents and submit them at a SAT office to obtain your driving license.

Required documents

  • Application Form: Available at local SAT offices.
  • Identification Documents: Valid national ID or passport for foreigners.
  • Proof of Residence: Utility bills or rental agreements.
  • Medical Certificate: From an authorized health center.
  • Certificate of Completing Driver’s Education Course: From an accredited driving school.
  • Foreign Driving License (if applicable): For those converting their foreign license to a Peruvian one.

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Additional details

  • Peruvian driving regulations may differ significantly from those in other countries; be sure to familiarize yourself with local laws.
  • It’s possible to drive in Peru using a foreign license for up to six months, but it must be translated into Spanish and notarized if it is not already in that language.
  • Tourists can rent a car and drive with their home country’s license, along with an International Driving Permit (IDP).


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