Teenagers and Driving

Information on the regulations affecting teenagers behind the wheel in Argentina...

The minimum age when a young person can apply for a driving license in Argentina depends on the type of vehicle:

  • From the age of 16: License A1 - Motorcycles up to 50 cc
  • From the age of 17: License A21 - Motorcycles over 50 cc and up to 150 cc
  • From the age of 17: License B1 - All other vehicles up to a weight of 3500 Kg
  • For information on minimum driving ages for other types of vehicle: Click here (in Spanish)

In Buenos Aires, an application for a driving license needs to be made in person at the General Office of Licenses and Road Education (Dirección General de Licencias):

  • Dirección General de Licencias - Buenos Aires
    : Av. Coronel. Roca 5252 PB
    Open: Mondays to Fridays, from 07:30 to 13:30

Elsewhere in Argentina, municipalities issue the documents necessary for a driving license.

  • For a complete list of municipalities provided by the Ministry of the Interior: Click here (in Spanish)

Getting a driving license for minors

The procedure for obtaining a driving license is different for teenagers under the age of 18. More documentation is required.

Until the age of 21, a driving license must be renewed annually.