Permis de conduire Andorre

Gestoria – Driving license in Andorra

In Andorra, traffic is on the right side. For solo driving, the driver must be at least 18 years old. If you move to Andorra, you must have an Andorran license before you can drive. How to change your license once in Andorra? What about the international driving license in Andorra?

Residing in Andorra requires a national driving license 

If you plan to retire or work in Andorra, you will have to change your original driving license into an Andorran license. You must go through a homologation process that will be done at the government in Andorra la Vella. It is also possible to start the process at any of the other branches present in Andorra. 

Although the people in charge can speak other languages such as Spanish or French, Catalan is the one that is most used, since it is the official language of the country. It is recommended to be accompanied by a Gestoria to fully understand the subtleties of the procedures.


Farewell to the demerit point system!

Unlike in France, the Andorran license does not include any points. However, this does not mean that you will not have your license revoked if you break the Principality’s Highway Code.

However, it should be noted that Andorran driving is among the safest in the world. Drivers are respectful of others. In fact, the government of Andorra has the will to change the Highway Code with the aim of respecting nature through the efficient use of vehicles.

It would also be good to mention that the engine must be switched off when parked. Failure to do so is punishable by a fine of 60 euros.

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Time and steps to change your license

Once you have the Andorran residence, you have 12 months to change your license into an Andorran license. To do so, you will have to present some supporting documents, namely

  • An Andorran resident card,
  • A certificate of residence,
  • A medical certificate of less than 3 months,
  • An identity photo,
  • Your original driving license,
  • A dedicated form to be taken from the competent administrations.

Please note that your original driving license will be retained by the Andorran administration.

What happens if the license is not converted to an Andorran license after one year?

If you miss the one-year deadline to get your foreign driver’s license approved, you will be required to retake it. That said, automatic approval may be possible for some European Union countries. However, there must be a bilateral agreement in place.

The provisional driver’s license only allows you to drive in Andorra. You will not be able to cross the borders and you will not be allowed to drive in Spain.

The use of an international driving license in Andorra

An international driver’s license can be useful if you are visiting Andorra, especially for a trip. Actually, it is authorized for stays of less than 3 months and allows you to travel from one state to another. After this period, it is imperative to get a local driving license.

The obligation to have a vehicle registered in Andorra

Besides passing the Andorran driving license, you must also register your vehicle in the Principality. You must also take out car insurance to be able to drive in Andorra.


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