Licenses, age limits and other concerns
Re-reading this now as we start our own process and wondering if your licenses have arrived yet.
Wow carol! Great information. Thanks!
Very detailed and informative information regarding driver's license.
Thank you for sharing.
Your article about driving and licensing in Portugal was very informative! Love reading about all your adventures and I’m glad you got a car makes exploring much easier
Hello, great article. The rules changed in July. Many foreign residents, including Americans now can drive on there American license until it expires up to the age of 60.
A couple of corrections:
1. Made sure that the doctor you use is registered with the IMT. I went to the hospital de Luz here in Aveiro and got the medical for the driver's license only to be told, when I submitted it online, that the doctor wasn't one of the registered ones. I had to find one that was and retake the exam.
2. You can submit the paperwork in person at your local IMT office. That's what I had to do after trying to submit several times and getting a response (that you cannot respond to) saying that one or another document wasn't correct. Finally took all the paperwork down to my local IMT office and walked out less than an hour later with my temporary license. Permanent one came in the mail about two months later. Not sure if all IMT offices accept in-person walk-ins but it worked for me when the online submission finally got too much.
Otherwise, a great guide and thoroughly researched.