The Czech Republic is a country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Germany to the west, Austria and Slovakia to the south, and Ukraine and Hungary to the east. The Czech Republic also has a long tradition of driving on its roads. Nearly 90% of all Czech citizens drive their car or motorcycle at some point during their lifetime. The Czech Republic has one of Europe’s highest road fatality rates per capita. 

In the Czech Republic, a driving licence is issued by the regional traffic authority.

The regional traffic authority issues a driving licence. It is a document that confirms the right of a person to drive a motor vehicle, and it contains information about your driving history and qualifications.

The Czech Republic has two types of driving licences:

● A category D1 (motorcycle) or M (moped) – for persons aged 15 years or older who have passed an exam and have at least two years experience in riding motorcycles or mopeds;

● A category C1E (truck) – for those over 18 years old who have passed the appropriate exam.


Anyone who is at least 18 years old and has a valid passport

Anyone who is at least 16 years old, has valid access and has passed a driving theory test

Anyone who is at least 14 years old, has valid access and has passed a driving theory test

Documents needed for the driving licence of Czech

To obtain a driving licence, you must be at least 18 years old and have at least one year of driving experience in another EU country.

You will need the following documents:

● ID card or passport (original), which confirms your identity and nationality;

● Proof of residence (original);

● Passport photo;

● A medical fitness certificate is issued by a doctor registered in the Czech Republic (certified translation).

Driving theory test format for getting a licence of Czech

Driving theory test pattern for licence of Czech

The driving theory test in the Czech Republic includes 50 multiple-choice questions you must answer within a 45-minute time limit. You have a choice to choose the language of your driving theory test between Czech and English. The passing score is 17 correct answers out of 25 points; otherwise, you must retake your exam.


If a person has a driving licence issued by another EU country, they can use it in the Czech Republic without any restrictions.

If a person has a driving licence issued by another EU country, they can use it in the Czech Republic without any restrictions.

If you stay in the Czech Republic for up to 6 months, you can drive with your foreign driving licence during this period without having to exchange it for a Czech one. After this time, you must apply to exchange your foreign driving licence at any district office (Okresní správa). You need to bring along:

● Your original valid passport or identity card;

● A valid certificate of insurance;

● The original text should be revised to correct any grammar and spelling errors and to clarify that a copy of the driving license from another EU member state is also required.

How to apply for the driving theory test in Czech

The Czech Republic has a very strict driving theory test. If you want to be able to drive in this country, then you must take this test. If you want a driving license that was issued in another EU country for a Czech one, you will need to provide the following documents: 

Valid Proof of identity (such as an ID card or passport), Valid driving license and Proof of residency in the Czech Republic

● Your name

● Contact details (address and phone number)

Once they receive this information from you, they will send back an application form which includes all the necessary details about what documents must be included with each application. Applying for a new driving license costs 1,500 CZK (around USD 60).

Categories of driving licence Czech with categories code

Categories of driving licence in the Czech Republic are:

● Motorcycle (category A1)

● car (category B)

● Truck (category C)

● Bus (category D).

There are 16 Czech driving licence categories, and the validity period varies. Most people will need the B category to drive regular cars and smaller motorcycles.

This common category (B) driving licence, along with categories AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B + E and T, are issued with a validity period of 10 years. They cover driving lighter vehicles or motorcycles, except for the B category (regular cars). Other categories (C to E) are for those who want to drive trucks and buses – these are only valid for 5 years and must be renewed afterwards.

Czech driving licence category 

For category A1, A2, A, AM, B1, B, B + E, T  Validity period is  10 years

For category D1, D1 + E, C, C + E, E, D, D + E, C1, C1 Validity period is  + 5 years

What if I don’t have a driving license in the Czech Republic?

In order to be accepted to a driving school in the Czech Republic, you must meet the following criteria:

It would be best if you were at least 18 years old

Residents in the Czech Republic longer than six months

It would be best if you did not have a current legal ban on driving motor vehicles

Have no medical condition that prevents you from driving

Czech Driving Exams: Theory Test:

In the Czech driving exams, the first part checks what you know in theory. It’s like a quiz with 25 questions where you choose the answers. You can get up to 50 points but need at least 43 to pass. You only get 30 minutes to answer as many questions as you can. If you don’t pass, you can try again, but you must wait 5 business days before your next attempt.

What is the next step after the driving theory test in Czech?

In the Czech Republic, you can take the driving practice exam after passing the written test. You’ll get a form with all the school’s stamps and your exam results if you do well. You’ll need this form to apply for a Czech driving license later on.

If you fail your driving written test on the first attempt, you can try again, but you must wait 5 working days before your next shot. Also, remember that if you pass one part of the driving test (theory or practice) but not the other, and it’s been more than 6 months, you must start the whole course with the driving school.

After completing the theory test of Czech and obtaining your certificate, the next step is to apply for a driving licence at the police department.

After successfully passing all parts of the driving written and practical test, the applicant will receive a certificate, which is to be submitted to your local municipal office together with several other documents:

Completed application form

Valid Proof of identity

Proof of residence (for foreigners)

Original driver’s license (in the case of renewals)

A medical release from a doctor.

Driver’s license applications must be submitted within 6 months of passing the test; there is an administrative fee of CZK 200. Once all the documentation is turned in and the fee is paid, your license should arrive in about 20 days.

If a person has no driver’s licence, they can obtain a provisional driving licence for up to 2 years and can drive with an instructor for that period.

If you have no driver’s licence, you can obtain a provisional driving licence for up to 2 years and can drive with an instructor. You must have a temporary licence to drive with an instructor.

You must pass a driving test before getting your full driver’s licence.