You asked: Getting a driver’s license in Greece

You asked

Can I get a driver’s license in Greece?


According to UNHCR, if you are 18 or older and have a valid residence permit, you may be able to get a driver’s license in Greece. Asylum-seekers cannot obtain driver’s licenses.

So, what do I need to get a driver’s license in Greece?

You need a Greek residence permit like this one to get a driver’s license.

You will need:

  • A valid residence permit, issued at least 185 days ago. Ask your driving school if you can begin lessons before the 185 days are up.

  • An AFM number.

OK, I have those things. What else do I need?

You should:

  • Find a driving school. There are many driving schools in Greek cities. Your driving school should be able to advise you through the entire process of getting a driver’s license.

At your driving school, you will have to take at least 20 classroom lessons and 20 driving lessons. At the end of the course, you will have to pass a test on a computer and a practical driving test. The tests can be taken in English.

  • Get a doctor’s note. You must get a “proof of health” form from an eye doctor and from a general-practice doctor.

These doctors must be chosen from a Ministry of Transport list. Ask your driving school for more information on finding a doctor.

If you have insurance, it may pay for your doctor exams. If you don’t have insurance, you will have to pay.

  • Pay the government. Using your AFM number, you must pay the Greek government deposits of €50, €30 and €18. You should pay these three deposits at a Citizen Service Center, or “KEP.” Find your closest KEP here.

  • Get four color, passport-size photos.

Good luck!

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