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Mobility & Transport - Road Safety

United Kingdom - EEA1 (Northern Ireland)

Issue period: 01/04/1999 - 30/06/2011

Physical description

Size: 53.97 x 85.6 mm

Format: ISO 7816-1 / Directive 91/439/EEC

Material: Plastic

Colour: Pink (Full licence), Blue (Provisional licence)

Distinctive features: English

Legend

  • 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

Categories

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

Category

Period of validity*

A1, A, B1, B, BE, P

Until 60: 10 years;

60 -67: until 70;

above 67: 3 years

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

Until 40: 10 years;

40 - 45: 5 years;

45 - 61: until 66;

above 61: 5 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

F

Agricultural Tractors

G

Road Rollers

H

Tracked Vehicles

K

Mowing machines or vehicles controlled by someone on foot

L

Electrically-propelled vehicle

N

Vehicles that only travel for short distances

 

Codes

National codes

Description

Community codes

106

Prosthesis/Orthosis of the limbs

03

113

Limited use due to medical reasons

05

114

Limited to daytime journeys

05.01

115

Limited to journeys within a specified radius from the holder's place of residence, or only inside a specified city or region

05.02

118

Driving without passengers

05.03

119

Limited to journeys with a speed not greater than a specified limit

05.04

 

Driving authorised solely when accompanied by a holder of a driving licence

05.05

 

Without a trailer

05.06

 

No driving on motorways

05.07

 

No alcohol

05.08

 

Modifications to Motorcycles

44

 

Single operated brake

44.01

 

(Adjusted) hand operated brake (front wheel)

44.02

 

(Adjusted) foot operated brake (back wheel)

44.03

 

(Adjusted) accelerator handle

44.04

 

(Adjusted) manual transmission

44.05

 

(Adjusted) rear-view mirror(s)

44.06

 

(Adjusted) commands (direction indicators, braking light)

44.07

 

Seat height allows the driver in sitting position to have two feet on the road at the same time

44.08

 

Restricted to tricycles (shows against category A)

79.03

 

eyesight correction

01

 

hearing/communication aid

02

 

modified transmission

10

 

modified clutch

15

 

modified braking systems

20

 

modified accelerator systems

25

 

combined braking and accelerator systems

30

 

modified control layouts

35

 

modified steering

40

 

modified rear-view mirror(s)

42

 

modified driving seats

43

 

modifications to motorcycles

44

 

motorcycle only with sidecar

45

 

Tricycles only (Note - this is applied following a test in Cat A which has been modified for disabled drivers)

46

 

Restricted to a specific vehicle/chassis number (Vehicle Identification Number - VIN)

50

 

Restricted to a specific vehicle/chassis number (Vehicle Registration Number - VRN)

51

 

exchange of licence

70

 

duplicate of licence

71

 

Restricted to Category A vehicles having a maximum cylinder capacity of 125 cc and a maximum power of 11 KW (A1)

72

 

Restricted to Category B vehicles of the motor tricycle or quadricycle type (B1)

73

 

Restricted to Category C vehicles the maximum authorised mass of which does not exceed 7,500 kg (C1)

74

 

Restricted to Category D vehicles with no more that 16 seats, excluding the driver’s seat (D1)

75

 

Restricted to Category C vehicles the maximum authorised mass of which does not exceed 7,500 kg (C1), attached to a trailer the maximum authorised mass of which exceeds 750 kg, provided that the maximum authorised mass of the vehicle train thus formed does not exceed the unladen mass of the drawing vehicle (C1E)

76

 

Restricted to Category D vehicles with no more than 16 seats, excluding the driver’s seat (D1), attached to a trailer the maximum authorised mass of which exceeds 750 kg, provided that a) the maximum authorised mass of the vehicle train thus formed does not exceed 12,000 kg and that the maximum authorised mass of the trailer does not exceed the unladen mass of the drawing vehicle and b) the trailer is not used to carry passengers

77

 

restricted to vehicles with automatic transmission

78

 

restricted to vehicles in conformity with the specifications stated in brackets

79

 

Driver holding CPC meeting the obligation of professional aptitude provided for by Directive 2003/59/EC

95

 

Driver having completed training or having passed a test of skills and behaviour in accordance with the provision of Annex V

96

 

Professional drivers

    • Certificate of professional competence is issued : YES
    • Code 95 is marked on the driving licence : YES