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Which licence for which category of vehicles?

Verified 15 March 2021 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

The category of driving licence required depends on the category of vehicle you wish to drive.

Permit required by vehicle type

Vehicle type

Permit required

- Moped not exceeding 50 cm1or a maximum power of 4 kW: titleContent and not more than 45 km/h speed

- Light motor quadricycle (cart)

- AM Category with additional entry 108 of the permit

- or road safety certificate (BSR)option "cyclo"

- or driving licence (any category)

However, you do not need a permit if you were born before 1988.

Light motorcycle : motorcycle with or without side-car, with a maximum displacement of 125 cm1 11 kW: titleContent maximum (15 ch: titleContent)

- Permit A1

- or permit A2

- or permit A

- or permit B conditions (2-year licence term and training)

Motorcycle (with or without side-car), with a power not exceeding 35 kW: titleContent (47.5 ch: titleContent) and whose power/weight ratio does not exceed 0,2 kW: titleContent per kg

Permit A2

Motorcycle of another cylinder or power (with or without side-car)

Permit A

Category A can be obtained by training (7 hours) after 2 years of detention of category A2.

Permit required by vehicle type

Vehicle type

Permit required

Tricycle (category L5e vehicle) with a power of 15 kW: titleContent maximum (20 ch: titleContent)

- Permit A1

- or permit A2

- or permit A

- or permit B conditions (2-year licence term and training)

- or permit B1 obtained before 19 January 2013

Tricycle (category L5e vehicle) with a power exceeding 15 kW: titleContent (20 ch: titleContent)

- Permit A : Category A can be obtained by training (7 hours) after 2 years of detention in Category A2

- or permit B conditions (at least 21 years old, 2 years old licence and training)

For a heavy motor quadricycle (categories L6e vehicle and category L7e vehicle), one of the following permits is required:

Permit required by vehicle type

Vehicle type

Permit required

Maximum 8-seat vehicle + driver if vehicle weight does not exceed 3,5 tons + possible trailer of 750 kg maximum

Permit B

Vehicle with a maximum of 8 seats + driver if the vehicle weight does not exceed 3,5 tons + possible trailer with a maximum of 750 kg if the sum of PTAC: titleContent (car + trailer) does not exceed 3 500 kg

Permit B

Vehicle with a maximum of 8 seats + driver + vehicle with a maximum capacity of 3,5 tons + trailer with a capacity of more than 750 kg, if PTAC: titleContent (car + trailer) is greater than 3 500 kg without exceeding 4 250 kg

Permit B (additional entry 96 obtained through training)

Vehicle with a maximum of 8 seats + driver + trailer of more than 750 kg but not more than 3 500 kg, if the sum of the PTAC (vehicle + trailer) exceeds 4 250 kg

BE permit

Vehicle + trailer of more than 3,5 tons PTAC: titleContent

C1E licence

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Camper less than or equal to 3,5 tons

Permit required by vehicle type

Vehicle type

Permit required

Maximum 8-seat vehicle + driver if vehicle weight does not exceed 3,5 tons + possible trailer of 750 kg maximum

Permit B

Vehicle with a maximum of 8 seats + driver if the vehicle weight does not exceed 3,5 tons + possible trailer with a maximum of 750 kg if the sum of PTAC: titleContent (car + trailer) does not exceed 3 500 kg

Permit B

Vehicle with a maximum of 8 seats + driver + vehicle with a maximum capacity of 3,5 tons + trailer with a capacity of more than 750 kg, if PTAC: titleContent (car + trailer) is greater than 3 500 kg without exceeding 4 250 kg

Permit B (additional entry 96 obtained through training)

Vehicle with a maximum of 8 seats + driver + trailer of more than 750 kg but not more than 3 500 kg, if the sum of the PTAC (vehicle + trailer) exceeds 4 250 kg

BE permit

Vehicle + trailer of more than 3,5 tons PTAC: titleContent

C1E licence

Camper + 3.5 tons

Rules for driving a motorhome of + 3.5 tons

Characteristics of Permit B

Driving with a B licence?

Permit B issued on or after January 20, 1975

No.

You must pass permit C1.

Permit B issued before January 20, 1975, invalidated or cancelled after that date

No.

You must pass permit C1.

Permit B issued before January 20, 1975 obtained following the exchange of a permit issued by another State (European (or not) where the exchange took place after 20 January 1975

No.

You must pass permit C1.

Licence B issued before January 20, 1975 following the validation of a professional diploma when this validation took place after January 20, 1975

No.

You must pass permit C1.

B licence issued before January 20, 1975, obtained following the conversion of a military driver's licence when that conversion took place after January 20, 1975

No.

You must pass permit C1.

Permit B issued before January 20, 1975

Yes

Please note

if you are driving at the foreigner, the driver's licence must be marked with code 79 (motorhome/motor caravan code including PTAC exceeds 3.5 tons).

Permit required by situation

Situation

Permit required

PTAC: titleContent between 3.5 and 7.5 tons

Trailer not exceeding 750 kg: permit C1 or C

Trailer with a PTAC greater than 750 kg: permit C1E

PTAC: titleContent greater than 7,5 tons

Trailer not exceeding 750 kg: permit C

Trailer with a PTAC greater than 750 kg: EC licence

Permit required by vehicle type

Vehicle type

Permit required

Vehicle with more than 8 seats not including driver

Permit D

Vehicle with more than 8 seats + driver + trailer above 750 kg

PERMIT

16-seater vehicle + driver, 8 metres long maximum + trailer of 750 kg maximum

D1 Permit

16-seater vehicle + driver, 8 metres long maximum + trailer + 750 kg

D1E Licence

Permit required by vehicle type

Vehicle type

Permit required

Agricultural or forestry vehicle or apparatus attached to a farming or forestry holding, ETA: titleContent or Cuma: titleContent

Licence waiver and minimum age of 16 years, but only during the agricultural or forestry activity

Vehicle or agricultural or forestry apparatus, or equivalent vehicle, not exceeding 40 km/h

Permit B

Vehicle or agricultural or forestry apparatus or equivalent vehicle with a speed exceeding 40 km/h

Heavy Vehicle Permit:

- Permit C

- or pEC licence

- or permit C1

- or permit C1E