Kosovo - Obtain a Drivers License

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Check if you have met the age requirement in the category you are applying.
  2. Gather all necessary documents.
  3. Fill up the application form and submit it along with all other required documents.
  4. Pay the application fee.


A new driver's license may be requested in case the license is lost/stolen or there was an error on the issued driver's license.

Information on the driver's license may also be required to be modified in case there is a change in the holder's personal data, or change in the name or surname of the holder.



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Required Documents[edit]

To obtain a driver's license for the first time or add a category:

  • Certificate issued after taking the examination
  • Copy of a valid ID card or passport issued by the Republic of Kosovo
  • Certificate issued by the court stating that the applicant has not committed any offense against the state or any ongoing court proceedings filed against him
  • A copy of driver's license, for adding categories
  • Receipt in the amount of 20 euros
  • Evidence in the case of change of personal data
  • Health Certificate


To exchange a UNMIK driving licenses into those issued by the Republic of Kosovo:

  • A copy of driver's license UNMIK.
  • Copy of a valid ID card or passport issued by the Republic of Kosovo
  • Health certificate, for professional categories (C1 A. A1. C1E. C. CE. D1. D1E. D. DE). And for citizens over the age of 65 and for categories (B, BE).
  • Certificate from the Court stating that the applicant is not facing any court proceedings against him/her. (This document is required in case the party has lost his/her driver's license UNMIK).
  • Police report, not older than 6 months. (This document is required if the applicant has lost his/her driver's license UNMIK).
  • Receipt in the amount of 15 Euros.


To exchange a former FRY-Kosovo driving license into those issued by the Republic of Kosovo:

  • Certified copy of the driving license of former FRY.
  • Copy of a valid ID card or passport issued by the Republic of Kosovo
  • Health certificate for professional categories. (A1. A. C1. C1E. C. CE. D1. D1E. D. DE). As for citizens over age 65 and for categories (B, BE).
  • Cardboard folder or photocopied in the municipal archives of the former driver of the FRY signed and certified by the officer's ZSHPSH.
  • Receipt in the amount of 15 Euros.


To correct errors in the drivers license:

  • Copy of a valid ID card or passport issued by the Republic of Kosovo
  • Copy of the driver's license of the Republic of Kosovo with errors
  • A copy of the testimony by the competent authority, stating why the error must be change
  • Receipt in the amount of 15 Euros.


For lost, stolen or damaged driver's license:

  • Certificate issued by the Municipal Court, stating that the applicant is not facing any court proceedings against him/her.
  • Police report regarding the loss of the driving license , must not be older than 6 months.
  • Copy of a valid ID card or passport issued by the Republic of Kosovo
  • Copy of the driver's license, in case the current license is damaged
  • A copy of the testimony by the competent authority, stating why the driver's license must be replaced
  • Receipt in the amount of 15 Euros


For other cases where the driver's license must be replaced:

  • Request to obtain a driver's license
  • Copy of the driver's license issued in the Republic of Kosovo
  • Copy of a valid ID card or passport issued by the Republic of Kosovo
  • Health certificate for professional categories. (A1. A. C1. C. CE. D1. D. DE), as and all candidates older than 65 years and for category B, the EU
  • Certificate issued by Court, stating that the applicant is not facing any court proceedings against him/her. (This document is required in cases where the party has lost his/her driver's license issued by the Republic of Kosovo three months before the expiry of validity of driving license)
  • Police report regarding the loss of the driving license , must not be older than 6 months.(This document is required in case the party has lost his/her UNMIK driver's license)
  • Receipt in the amount of 15 Euros



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Municipalities in Kosovo

Ministry of Internal Affairs
"Luan Haradinaj" p.n.
10000 Prishtin, Republika e Kosovs
Tel.: +381 (0)38 213 007
Centrex: 200 19 001
Fax: +381 (0)38 200 19 640
Public Communications Office Tel: + 381 (0) 38 200 19 545
Email: zip-mpb@rks-gov.net
Website



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Eligibility[edit]

Age criteria for those who will be applying for the driver's license for the first time:

  • Those who have reached the age of 14: Category M
  • Those who have reached the age of 16: Category A1 and T
  • Those who have reached the age of 18: Category A, B1, B and C
  • Those who have reached the age of 19: Category B + E, C and C1 + E
  • Those who have reached the age of 20: Category C + E
  • Those who have reached the age of 21: Category A, D1, D1 + E, D and D + E



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Instructions[edit]

Applications to obtain a driver's license or to add a category in your driver's license are submitted at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) offices.



Required Information[edit]

Data on driver's license must match those information printed on the ID card:

  • Holder's complete name
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Personal contact number

If these data are not consistent with the ID, the citizen is obliged to obtain a driver's license in accordance with the data printed on the ID.



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Need for the Document[edit]

A driver's license is a legal document issued by the state. It expresses a persons capability to operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway. Laws relating to the issuance of licenses vary between jurisdictions.

Following are procedures on how to apply for a driver's license in Kosovo.



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External Links[edit]

  • Government of Kosovo Web Portal:
https://www.rks-gov.net/sq-AL/Qytetaret/Shtetesia/Pages/PatenteShoferi.aspx
http://www.mpb-ks.org/repository/docs/procedura_e_paisjes_me_patentshofer_shqip.pdf



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