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Mobility & Transport - Road Safety

France - F9

Issue period: 19/01/2013 - 13/09/2013

Physical description

Size: 106 x 222 mm

Format: Threefold

Material: Paper

Colour: As prescribed by Directive 91/439CEE Annex 1

Distinctive features: As prescribed by Directive 91/439CEE Annex 1

Security features


  • 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*

A1, A2, A, B, B1


BE, C, CE, C1, C1E

Until 60: 5 years;

60-76: 2 years;

above 76: 1 year

D1, D1E, D, DE

Until 60: 5 years;

above 60: 1 year

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



National codes



C: restricted to 7.5 tonnes for drivers under 21


CE: restricted to 7.5 tonnes for drivers under 21


D: restricted to national passenger service on routes of 50 km or less, for drivers under 23 who obtained their licence through accelerated training




All categories : alcohol interlock


AM: restricted to 2 or 3-wheel category AM vehicles for drivers under 16


AM: restricted to category AM light quadricycle vehicles


Not authorised to drive category D vehicles that fall within the scope of Directive 2003/59/EC.


Category A limited to motorcycles with a maximum power output of 35kW and a maximum power/weight ratio of 0.2kW/kg


Professional drivers

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