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Portugal - P1

Issue period: 30/08/1965 - 01/09/1984

Physical description

Size: 105 x 222 mm

Format: 3A

Material: Paper like

Colour: Pink with text in black characters

Distinctive features: Document that folds down the centre, forming 6 pages Page 1 contains: National coat of arms between the words "República" and "Portuguesa". The words:"Ministério das Comunicações, Direção-Geral dos Transportes Terrestres" The name of the Department issuing the licence. The international abbreviation for Portugal (P) inside an ellipse. Driving licence printed in Portuguese and  French.   Page 2 contains: 1 - Driver's surname; 2 - Driver's other names; 3 - Driver's date and place of birth; 4 - Drivers' place of residence, signature and photograph; 5 - Name of the authority issuing the licence; 6 - Place and date of issue; 7 - Period of validity and driving licence number; The authority's signature.   Page 3 contains:  3 spaces for new drivers' addresses Page 4 contains: Categories of vehicles and the date of each acquisition; Categories of agricultural tractors and professional drivers, and the date of each acquisition;   Pages 5 and 6 are blank (no inscriptions).  


  • 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)

Security features

Categories & Codes


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


Period of validity*

A, B, C, (D)

Until 40; 40-50:10 years; 50-60:5 years; above 60: 3 years

*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


Agricultural and forestry tractors; agricultural machines


Professional drivers

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

Additional information

The very few licences of this type that are still valid are due to expire in 2015.