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Do-it-yourself Guide: Exchange to Romanian driving license for Canadian citizens

Applicability: holders of Canadian driving licenses

Canadian exchange to Romanian driving license

Ultimate DIY guide detailing the procedure for Canadian citizens for exchange to Romanian driving license. The guide describes all documents and steps legally required for having your Canadian driving license exchanged by the Romanian authorities.

IMPORTANT: Please read the Important Details below before purchasing the guide.


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  • Important details
  • Useful to know
  • The Canadian driving license exchange to Romanian guide above is applicable only for holders of Canadian driving licenses that live in Romania for more than 6 months.
  • You have the obligation to exchange your Canadian driving license to a Romanian one (and will be able to do it) only if you establish your legal residence in Romania. In practice, this entails obtaining a Romanian residency permit. 
  • The equivalent Romanian driving license will endorse you with the same driving license categories you have on the Canadian one.
  • If you need to get other types of driving license categories, you will need to follow different procedures. Some of them may entail having to pass additional driving exams.
  • Please be aware that, if your foreign driving license isn’t still valid, or if it is suspended under the Canadian laws, you will not be able to exchange to Romanian driving license.
  • Romanian authorities recognize and exchange Canadian driving licenses without the requirement for holder to take the driving test.
  • Driving licenses issued by Romania are generally valid for:
    • 5 years - applicable to categories: C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE, Tr, Tb, Tv
    • 10 years - applicable to categories: AM, A1, A2, A, B, B1, BE.
  • Mandatory minimum age for obtaining a driving license in Romania is as follows:
    • 16 years for categories: A1, AM and B1
    • 18 / 24 years for categories: A2, C1, C1E, Tr, A, B, BE, D, DE, Tb and Tv.