Driver's License in Slovakia: Procedure, Requirements & Tips

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What is it?

A driver’s license is an official document, often plastic and the size of a credit card, permitting a specific individual to operate one or more types of motorized vehicles, such as a motorcycle, car, truck, or bus on a public road.

Who needs it?

Ideal for individuals who wish to legally operate a motorized vehicle in Slovakia, such as residents, foreigners relocating to Slovakia or international travelers planning to drive during their stay in the country.


  1. First, you need to enroll in a driving school since the theory and practical exams are conducted there. The driving course includes at least 25 classroom lessons (on Slovak traffic laws, vehicle operation, and driving theory) and 20 practical driving lessons.
  2. After completing the course, you’ll have to pass both a theoretical test and a practical driving exam.
  3. Once you pass the exams, the driving school will make arrangements for you to apply for your driver’s license at the local highway department office (Potravný Úrad).
  4. You will be asked to present the necessary documents. Then, you will need to pay the required fee.
  5. After processing, the license will be sent to your registered address within a few days.

Required Documents

  1. One 2x2inch Passport-style photo
  2. Confirmation from your driving school about your successful completion of both the theoretical and practical exams.
  3. Proof of residency.
  4. Valid identification - a passport or a resident card.
  5. A medical certificate attesting that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to drive.

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Additional details

Driving with a non-European driver’s license in Slovakia is permitted for up to one year. If you come from outside the EU, it is advisable to get an International Driving Permit. Note that you must always carry this along with your normal driver’s license when driving.

Keep in mind that all the steps and procedures might be subjected to change and it’s advised to reach out to the local highway department office or a local driving school for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


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