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Physical description

Size: 85.60 x 53.98 mm

Format: ID - 1

Material: Mixed sheet of PVC and polycarbonate core Made up of five layers: - Holographic protection layer - PVC overlay - Polycarbonate core - Special PVC overlay, laser characters - Transparent protection layer

Colour: Pink tones

Distinctive features: In compliance with Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. - Front, a single common model. - Back, 4 models depending on the language: * Castilian (1) * Catalan/Valencian (2) * Euskera (3) * Galician (4) Models 2, 3 and 4 are bilingual with Castilian (Spanish) In relation to the previous model, the licence classes AM and A2 are included


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*

AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE

Until 65: 10 years;

above 65: 5 years

C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

Above 65: 5 years;

above 65: 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


Priority vehicles for emergency services, school transport and public passenger transport, with MAM less than 3 500 kg and a maximum nine seats, including the driver



National codes



Classes D1 and D, restricted to a 50 km radius of use


Maximum speed limit:

1 - 70 km/h

2 - 80 km/h

3 - 90 km/h

4 - 100 km/h


Date licence first issued:

2 - military licence exchange

3 - foreign licence exchange

4 - holder of a foreign licence that cannot be exchanged

5 - recovery of licence following declaration of loss of validity due to using up points balance


A document showing the restrictions for using the vehicle must be attached to the licence


A document showing when the driving suspension period ends must be attached to the licence


Limited to police vehicles


Professional drivers

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