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Mobility & Transport - Road Safety

United Kingdom - UK8

Issue period: 07/02/2014 - 01/01/2038

Physical description

Size: 86 x 54 mm

Format: ID-1

Material: Polycarbonate

Colour: Pink

Distinctive features: There are two versions available; one English-only version, plus a Bilingual (English/Welsh) version

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, AM, B1, B, BE

Until 70;

above 70: 3 years

(*see comment 2)

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

Until 45;

45 - 65: 5 years;

above 65: 1 year

*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

A

Motor bicycle (with or without side-car) but excluding any vehicle included in category K or P

A1

Motorcycles - A motorcycle with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cc, of power not exceeding 11 kw and with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.1 kw per kg. A motor tricycle with power not exceeding 15 kw.

A2

A motorcycle of power not exceeding 35 kw, with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2 kw per kg and not derived from a vehicle of more than double its power.

AM

Moped - 2-wheel vehicles or 3-wheel vehicles with a maximum design speed of over 25 km/h and not more than 45 km/h. Light quadricycle with an unladen mass of not more than 350 kg, not including the mass of the batteries in the case of electric vehicles, whose maximum design speed is over 25 km/h and not more than 45 km/h.

B1

Motor tricycles with a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 500 kg and an engine capacity greater than 50 cc but excluding any vehicle included in category K, L and P

B

Motor vehicle with a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes and not more than 8 seats in addition to the driver’s seat, not included in any other category and including such a vehicle drawing a trailer with a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 750 kg.

C1

A sub-category of category C comprising motor vehicles having a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes but not exceeding 7.5 tonnes, including any such vehicle drawing a trailer having a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 750 kilograms.

C

Motor vehicles having a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes, other than vehicles falling within category D, F, G or H, including any such vehicle drawing a trailer having a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 750 kilograms.

D1

A sub-category of category D comprising motor vehicles having more than eight but not more than 16 seats in addition to the driver's seat and including any such vehicle drawing a trailer with a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 750 kilograms.

D

Motor vehicles constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers having more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat, including any such vehicle drawing a trailer having a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 750 kilograms.

BE

Combinations of a motor vehicle and trailer where the tractor vehicle is in category B but the combination does not fall within that category.

C1E

A sub-category of category C+E comprising combinations of a motor vehicle and trailer where:

(a) the tractor vehicle is in sub-category C1, (b) the maximum authorised mass of the trailer exceeds 750 kilograms but not the unladen weight of the tractor vehicle, and (c) the maximum authorised mass of the combination does not exceed 12 tonnes.

CE

Combinations of a motor vehicle and trailer where the tractor vehicle is in category C but the combination does not fall within that category.

D1E

A sub-category of category D+E comprising combinations of a motor vehicle and trailer where:

(a) the tractor vehicle is in sub-category D1, (b) the maximum authorised mass of the trailer exceeds 750 kilograms but not the unladen weight of the tractor vehicle, (c) the maximum authorised mass of the combination does not exceed 12 tonnes, and (d) the trailer is not used for the carriage of passengers

DE

Combinations of a motor vehicle and trailer where the tractor vehicle is in category D but the combination does not fall within that category.

F

Agricultural or forestry tractors, including any such vehicle drawing a trailer but excluding any motor vehicle included in category H.

G

Road rollers

H

Track-laying vehicles steered by their tracks

K

Mowing machines which do not fall within category A and vehicles controlled by a pedestrian.

L

Motor vehicles propelled by electrical power

N

Vehicles used for short distances on public roads

P

Mopeds

 

Codes

National codes

Description

101

Not for hire and reward

102

Drawbar trailers only

103

Subject to certificate of training

107

Not more than 8250 kg

108

Subject to minimum age requirements

110

Limited to invalid carriages

113

Limited to 16 passenger seats except for automatics

115

Organ donor

118

Start date is for the earliest entitlement

119

Weight limit does not apply

 

Professional drivers

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

    Additional information

    Photo update required every 10 years to age 70.