Driving Licences in Azerbaijan

Do you hold a driving licence issued outside of Azerbaijan? Are you legal to drive on Azerbaijan roads with your licence? Find out here, and how to exchange your foreign licence if you need to...

The legal minimum age for driving a car in Azerbaijan is 18. A valid driving licence, which must be carried at all times when driving, is compulsory for anyone driving any kind of vehicle on Azerbaijani roads.

Getting a driving licence includes:

  • A training programme at a driving school, although this is not mandatory
  • Taking theory and practical tests, which are available in three languages: Azerbaijani, English and Russian
  • Getting a medical certificate
  • Paying a fee, which can be done at banks and post offices

Driving Licence Categories

A driving licence is required for cars and motorcycles. The following categories apply for motorbikes and cars:

  • Category A1 licence is for motorcycles with 11kw engines
  • Category A licence is for all types of motorcycles
  • Category B and C licences are for drivers of light vehicles and vehicles with trailers, subject to the vehicle's maximum weight and the number of seats (eight seats in addition to the driver's seat)

To drive a vehicle in another category, a driving licence has to be changed.