Issuance of an International Driving Licence

Issuance of an International Driving Licence
01/02/2005 00:00:00Driving Licences

 
Brief description
• A Czech Republic International Driving Licence is a supplementary document to a national Driving Licence.  In the Czech Republic, two models of International Driving Licences are issued, based on the Conventions on Road Traffic, namely the “Vienna” model and the “Geneva” model.
• An International Driving Licence does not entitle the holder to drive motor vehicles in the Czech Republic.
• An applicant for an IDL must be a holder of a Driving Entitlement(s), or of a Driving Licence.
• Applications for the issuance of IDL are processed by the appropriate (based on the applicant’s place of permanent residence) offices of the Driver Registry of the municipal authorities of municipalities with delegated powers, or of town halls of cities in the Czech Republic.
• An application form for the issuance of an IDL must be submitted, in person, at the appropriate office of the municipal authority of a municipality with delegated powers, or of the town hall of a city in the Czech Republic.
• The following documents must be presented for an application for an IDL: a valid DL, identification document (citizen identification card, passport), and one colour or black-and-white ID document-type photograph (35x45 mm).
• If the conditions for the issuance of an IDL are met, the appropriate authority shall issue it immediately, upon the submission of the application form.
• The IDL must be collected, in person, at the appropriate section of the municipal authority of a municipality with delegated powers, or of the town hall of a city in the Czech Republic.
• The processing of the application is, by law, subject to an administrative fee of CZK 50.00, payable in cash.
• The legal process for the processing of an application is regulated by:
Act no. 361/2000 Coll., On Road Traffic and on Changing Certain Acts, as amended, by the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic (1968),  by the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic (1949), and  by Regulation no. 31/2001 Coll., On Driving Licences and the Driver Registry, as amended.
Detailed information
01. Identification code:
02. Life situation code:
MD07
03. Life situation name:
Issuance of an International Driving Licence (hereinafter referred to as an IDL)
04. Basic information pertaining to the life situation:
An International Driving Licence is issued to a holder of a Driving Entitlement(s), on the basis of an application form, and authorises him/her to drive motor vehicles to the extent of his/her Driving Entitlement(s).
An International Driving Licence does not entitle its holder to drive a motor vehicle in the Czech Republic.
05. Who is entitled to act in this matter (submit an application form, etc.)?
An authorised holder.
06. What are the conditions and process of resolving the life situation?
Compliance with all requisite requirements.
07. How can you initiate the resolution of this life situation?
Submit a written application form for the issuance of an International Driving Licence to the appropriate authority.
08. At which authority can you deal with this life situation?
A municipal authority with delegated powers.
In Prague, you can turn to the City Hall of the City of Prague.
09. Where, with whom, and when can you deal with this life situation?
With the staff of the appropriate municipal authority of a municipality with delegated powers, or of the town hall of a city.
10. What documents or information do you need to have with you?
The following documents must be presented to the authority: an application form for the issuance of an IDL, an identification document, a valid Driving Licence, one colour ID document-type photograph.
11. What forms are required and where can they be obtained?
Application forms for the issuance of an International Driving Licence are available at the appropriate authorities, or can be viewed here.
12. What administrative or other fees are charged in this life situation, and how can you pay them?
The administrative fee is CZK 50.00, payable in cash.
13. What are the periods for the processing?
Periods – for the authorities: Immediately upon the submission of an application form.
14. Are there any other parties (persons concerned) in the procedure?
There are no other parties to the procedure.
15. What other activities are required of you, as the applicant?
No other activities are prescribed.
16. Can you use this electronic service?
This situation cannot yet be resolved by submitting an application form by electronic mail.
17. On what legal Regulation is the procedure based?
Act no. 361/2000 Coll., On Road Traffic and on Changing Certain Acts.
The 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.
The 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic.
18. What related Regulations are there?
Regulation no. 31/2001 Coll., On Driving Licences and the Driver Registry.
19. What options of appeal are there, and how are they exercised?
No appeal options are granted.
20. What sanctions can be imposed if the obligation prescribed is not complied with?
No sanctions are possible.
21. Questions most frequently asked by the public, and responses to them:
In which European countries is the Czech Driving Licence recognised?
The Czech national Driving Licence (either the pink fold-out version or the plastic cards) will be recognised for car travel in nearly all European countries.  The only exceptions are Albania, Greece, and Turkey.
22. Do you need to learn more about the matter?  To whom should you turn?
Where you can get more information: the Ministry of Transport, the municipal authorities of municipalities with delegated powers, the town halls of cities.
23. The relevant information can also be obtained from other sources, or in a different form:
The web-pages of the Ministry of Transport.
The web-pages of the Prague Information Service.
24. Related life situations and instructions for resolving them:
25. The accuracy of the instructions is guaranteed by the following division:
Ministry of Transport - Section for Drivers’ Administration.
26. The accuracy of the instructions is guaranteed by the following person:
27. The instructions are elaborated on the basis of the legal status as of:
17 January 2005
28. When were the instructions last updated or their accuracy last checked?
21 February 2005
29. The instructions are valid until:
The term of validity of the instructions is not limited.
 


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