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Portugal - P3

Issue period: 19/07/1991 - 01/07/1994

Physical description

Size: 101 X 221   mm

Material: Paper like

Colour: Pink with text in black characters

Distinctive features: 3-part foldable document, forming 6 pages Page 1 contains: The words "República Portuguesa" The international abbreviation for Portugal, inside an ellipse.  “Driving licence”, printed in large type in Portuguese, and in small type in 9 other official EU languages. "European Community model" in Portuguese. Page 4 contains: The restrictions applicable to the driver following a  medical assessment, and the issuing authority's stamp Pages 5 and 6 are blank.


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*

A, B, BE

Until 65;

65-70:5 years;

above 70:2 years


Until 40;

40-65:5 years;

65-68:3 years;

Above 68:2 years


Until 40;

40-65: 5 years;

above 65: no renewal


Professional drivers

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

Additional information

Category E was issued for categories B, C and D only;

We have a special national licence for riding motorcycles (less than 50 cm3) and mopeds, and driving agricultural and forestry tractors, and agricultural machines.