Driving Licences

How do I get a driving licence?

To drive a car in Jersey you must be 17 years old (16 for mopeds 50cc and below) and you must have a valid driving licence, a current windscreen insurance disc and valid third party insurance, which covers your use of the car.

A person driving a car on a road under a provisional licence must display 'L' plates on front and rear of vehicle in conspicuous manner. They must be accompanied by a supervisor who has attained the age of 21 years, who is present in the vehicle and is a full licence holder (must have held a full licence for three years) for that class of vehicle except vehicles (other than a motor car) constructed or adapted to carry only one person.

The forms needed for both provisional and full licences are available from your parish hall. If you will be living in Jersey for more than one year, you must get a Jersey driving licence immediately. If you hold a driving licence from an area that has a reciprocal agreement with Jersey, go to your parish hall to exchange your licence for a Jersey licence. All other foreign licence holders must sit the appropriate driving test (theory and practical). A provisional licence is available from the parish hall. Drive with learner’s plates until you pass the driving test.

After passing the driving test, go to your parish hall to obtain your Jersey licence. Bring your provisional licence, the Pass Certificate issued by DVS and two passport size photos. If you move to another part of the Island, you must notify your new Parish Hall of your change of address and Parish. Failure to do so may result in a fine. Visiting motorists are required to hold a current driving licence (not provisional) and insurance certificate.

Can I change my Licence for a local one?

Countries which have an exchange of licence agreement with Jersey.
A full valid driving licence (not provisional) from the following countries may be surrendered in exchange for a Jersey driving licence (not all categories of licence are exchangeable).

Alderney, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, British Columbia, British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

If you hold a driving licence from a country not listed above, you must pass both a driving theory and a practical Jersey driving test to be granted a full Jersey driving licence.


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