Cyprus, Nicosia

What is the procedure for obtaining a driver’s license in North Cyprus?

Updated: 2 months ago

Foreign citizens who wish to obtain a TRNC driver's license must attend a driving school and take an examination administered by both the driving school and the traffic police. The cost of attending the driving school and passing the test is 6,000 Turkish Lira in April 2022. This amount already includes the acquisition of the driving license.

The traffic police exam is divided into two parts. The theory phase is the first part. It is available in both English and Turkish. The second step is to get behind the wheel. We must warn you: before you are allowed to drive, you must also answer the examiner's questions. If you do not pass the exam, you are scheduled for a retake, which costs 1,500 Turkish Lira.

Officially, it takes 14 days to get a local driver's license, but in reality, it takes a month longer. After that, go to the traffic police station in Lefkosha and get your driver's license in the first window.


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