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France - F1

Issue period: 31/12/1901 - 12/12/1953

Physical description

Size: 84 x 124 mm

Material: Cardboard

Colour: Orange



  • 1 Surname of the holder
  • 2 Other name(s) of the holder
  • 3 Date and place of birth
  • 4a Date of issue of the licence
  • 4b Date of expiry of the licence
  • 4c Name of the issuing authority
  • 5 Number of licence
  • 6 Photograph of the holder
  • 7 Signature of the holder
  • 8 Permanent place of residence
  • 9 category(ies) of vehicle(s) the holder is entitled to drive
  • 10 Date of first issue of each category(ies)
  • 11 Date of expiry of each category
  • 12 Additional information/restriction(s)

Categories & Codes


For more information on the corresponding categories, please check the Commission decision on equivalence.


Period of validity*

1°, 2°, 3°

Until 60: 5 years;

60-76: 2 years; above 76: 1 year

*This refers to the administrative validity of the document and does not necessarily reflect the holder’s right to drive.


National categories

National category

Description of national category

Vehicles used for public transport of persons

Vehicles weighing more than 3,000kg when loaded

2-wheeled motorcycles  


Professional drivers

  • Certificate of professional competence is issued : NO
  • Code 95 is marked on the driving licence : NO

Additional information

If there is no note on the back of the licence, the holder is only authorised to drive vehicles of  categories AM, A1, B1 and B. This point is indicated in the table in the following format: ----