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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Applying for or renewing a driving licence

​​How to apply for or renew a driving lice​nce​ 

​Before you can legally drive a ​​vehicle on the road, you must have a valid driving licence for the category of vehicle you wish to drive.

​You must apply for your licence at your parish hall. If you need to renew or replace it, you can do it online. You will need:

  • ​to complete an application form (available from your parish hall)
  • one passport sized colour photograph
  • the licence fee (£20 for a provisional licence or £50 for a full licence)

A provisional licence is valid for six months from the date of issue. The driving test (or at least a theory test) must be attempted during the six months' validity or the Constable of your parish will normally refuse to issue another provisional until six months after the expiry date.

You should book your theory test well in advance to ensure that a test date is available before your provisional licence expires.

​To get a full licence, you must pass both a driving theory test and a practical driving test.

Comité des Connétables - access to parish services

Practical driving test for car drivers​ 

Driving theory tests​

Using a foreign driving licence in Jersey

A full valid driving licence (not a provisional) from the list of countries below may be exchanged for a Jersey driving licence (not all categories of licence are exchangeable). 

Any person who becomes resident in Jersey and who has a foreign driving licence is required to exchange that foreign driving licence for a Jersey licence.

Article 2 of the Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Jersey) Regulations 1958 states that a person who is resident outside of Jersey, but is temporarily in the Island and holds a domestic driving permit issued in a country outside of the Island may, during a period of 12 months from the date of his last entry into the Island, drive and be employed to drive a motor vehicle of any class or description for which he is authorised.

Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Jersey) Regulations 1958

Countries from which Jersey will accept driving licences for exchange
​​Belgium​British Columbia​British Virgin Islands​​Bulgaria​Canada
​Cayman Islands
​Czech Republic
Falkland Islands
​Faroe Islands
​Hong Kong
Isle of Man
North Macedonia
​New Zealand
​South Africa
​​South Korea
United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland

If you hold a driving licence from a country that isn't listed above, you must pass both a theory and a practical driving test in Jersey to be granted a full Jersey driving licence.​​

Exchanging your Jersey driving licence

If you are intending to become resident outside of Jersey, it is advisable to check the policy on driving licence exchange ahead of moving. It cannot be guaranteed that the country you are moving to will exchange a driving licence originally issued in Jersey.

International Driving Permit (IDP)​​

If you're planning on driving a car abroad, you'll nee​d an International Driving Permit (IDP) for certain countries. 

You'll need an IDP alongside your Jersey driving licence. 

For more information, including how to apply, visit the Comité des Connétables parishes website.

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