After the practical driving test

When you pass your practical driving test, the examiner will give you:

  • your temporary licence;
  • a fee sheet and a payment slip for the administration fees;
  • for conditional licences: an explanatory note about the Codes used.

One temporary driving licence is issued for every category for which a test is passed, containing all of the information found on the photocard driving licence (personal data and driving licence categories, as well as any time limits, restrictions or conditions).

The temporary driving licence must be signed both by the examiner and by the candidate upon issue.

Caution

In general, these rules also apply to EU citizens in Austria.

When you pass your practical driving test, the examiner will give you:

  • your temporary licence;
  • a fee sheet and a payment slip for the administration fees;
  • for conditional licences: an explanatory note about the Codes used.

One temporary driving licence is issued for every category for which a test is passed, containing all of the information found on the photocard driving licence (personal data and driving licence categories, as well as any time limits, restrictions or conditions).

The temporary driving licence must be signed both by the examiner and by the candidate upon issue.

The temporary driving licence is only valid:

  • for a maximum of four weeks from the date of issue (period cannot be extended);
  • in conjunction with an official photo ID card;
  • within Austria.

Once a photocard driving licence has been issued, the temporary driving licence will no longer be valid. However, it does not need to be returned to the authorities.

If a candidate applies for several categories, but only passes the tests for some of those, they may choose whether a photocard driving licence card is issued or not:

  • Driving licence to be issued for the categories for which a test has been passed:
    • The full amount is payable (including fees for the categories for which the candidate failed their test)
    • The application for the categories for which the candidate failed their test is regarded as being withdrawn
    • In order to obtain a licence for the other categories, the candidate must apply to the driving school for an extension of their licence
  • Photocard driving licence only to be issued once a test has been passed for the remaining categories:
    • No fee sheet is provided
    • The fees are temporarily deferred (for up to 18 months)
    • Once the candidate has passed a practical driving test for the remaining categories, a photocard driving licence will be issued upon payment of the fees

The fee sheet contains:

  • A list of all costs incurred (except for doctors’ and official medical costs), i.e.:
    • Driving licence fee
    • Test fees
    • Express licence issue (if requested)
  • A payment slip (showing the application number)

Once the fees indicated on the fee sheet have been paid, the driving licence authority will send a request to the Austrian State Printing Office for the photocard driving licence to be issued.

Further information can be found in the section EU photocard driving licence.

Within no more than five to ten days after the request for issue has been submitted, the photocard driving licence will be posted to the address provided by the applicant. An express service is also available (at an additional cost of 11.25 Euro), in which case the driving licence will arrive within approximately two days.

Photocard licences which cannot be sent to the applicant will be sent to the driving licence authority.

The following costs are payable:

  • Issue fee (not including doctors’ or testing fees): 60.50 Euro
  • Express service: an additional 11.25 Euro

The fees can be paid in cash at the premises of the driving licence authority at any time during office hours. If the payment slip system applies, the payment slip provided must be used, or at least the application number must be provided (otherwise it may be difficult for the driving licence authority to identify which fees have been paid by which applicant).

Further information

The driving licence for category B also covers category AM (licence required for mopeds, often referred to colloquially as the ‘moped licence’). This means that a category B licence also authorises the holder to ride mopeds.

The same applies to the following licences: A1, A2, A, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE and F. In all these cases, in addition to the relevant category (e.g. category A), the licence will also authorise the holder to drive category AM vehicles.

Legal basis

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 26 January 2021

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