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Portugal - P5

Issue period: 19/10/1998 - 31/12/1999

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, surrounded by 12 stars "Driving licence" printed in large type in Portuguese and in small type in 11 other official EU languages. "European Community model" in Portuguese. Page 3 contains: The categories of vehicles (A, B, C, D and E) and the date on which the licence was issued: for all categories; the image of the vehicle appears before the respective category; category A1 is restricted to ≤ 125 cc and ≤ 11 kW; category A is subdivided into A restricted to ≤ 25kW and ≤ 0.16 kW/kg and A (no restrictions); category E is subdivided into E+B, E+C and E+D, with the image of each one in front. Page 4 contains: The date of validity of each category; the restrictions applicable to the driver,, following a medical assessment; 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.