International Driving Licence

Find out the benefits of holding an international driving licence in Belgium, with details on how to obtain one...

An international driving licence for holders of a Belgian driving licence can be obtained from the Town Hall (Maison Communale/Stadhuis) of the person's place of residence. The following documents will be required:
  • Belgian driving licence
  • Passport photo
  • Proof of identity
  • A fee
The international driving licence is valid for three years.

Validity and Use of International Driving Licences

For holders of EU or EEA licences, an international driving licence does not offer any added value for driving within the EEA, as it always has to be shown together with the Community model national driving licence. Those from outside the EU may apply for an International Driving Licence in their country of origin. They may drive in Belgium with an international licence for one year, but must also carry their national driving licence. However, once officially resident in Belgium (that is, registered with the local commune), all non-EU drivers should obtain a Belgian driving licence.

Further Information

An international driving licence for holders of a Belgian driving licence can be obtained from the Town Hall (Maison Communale/Stadhuis) of the person's place of residence.

The following documents will be required:

  • Belgian driving licence
  • Passport photo
  • Proof of identity
  • A fee