Exchange of the licence of candidate driver trainer ( instructor) issued by a State member of the European Union (EU) into the corresponding Greek one.


Κωδικός Υπηρεσίας: 6029

Χρόνος Διεκπεραίωσης: Fifteen (15) days

Κόστος: -For the issuing of candidate drivers instructor licence 30,00 € - For the issuing of the licence’s duplicate 30,00 €

Nομικό Πλαίσιο: presidential Decree 208/2002 (GG 194/A/23-8-2002) presidential Decree 337/2003 (GG 291/A/18-12-2003) Joint Ministerial Resolution 6776/734/2003 (GG 217/V/26-2-2003) and Law 3852/2010 (Official Gazette 87 / A)


The task of candidate drivers instructor is: a. To provide theoretical and practical training to candidate drivers of motor-vehicles, motorcycles and mopeds of each category or subcategory. b. to attend the practical driving test by a training motor-vehicle conducted at the prefectural Transport and Communications Services. c. to provide practical training to holders of motor-vehicles, motorcycles and mopeds driving licences in order to improve their driving performance.

Γενικά Δικαιολογητικά

  • All documents issued by foreign state authorities shall be submitted officially translated.
  • Copy of criminal record type A version of the final quarter to determine that the concerned has not been convicted of offenses referred to in cases c and d of paragraph 2 of Article 3 of the presidential decree 208/02 or confirmation issued by the competent authority for the application’s submission for the issuing of a copy of criminal record type A, with a statement of Law 1599/1986 stating that he/she has not been convicted of offences in cases c and d of paragraph 2 of Article 3 of the presidential Decree 208/02. In this case the concerned should submit the copy of the criminal record type A before the licence’s issuing.
  • Evidence of the State fee payment determined by the relevant provisions of Article 12 of Presidential Decree 208/02 and the Joint Ministerial Resolution 6776/734/2003 (OFFICIAL JOURNAL 217 / B).
  • Photocopy of the foreign instructor licence, certified by the Greek Consulate in the issuing country. The certified copy of the foreign driver instructor licence is forwarded to the relevant Service of Transport and Communications after correspondence between this Service and the Greek Consulate in the issuing country.
  • certified copy of the valid driving license, which must show that the concerned meets the requirements of subsection a of paragraph 2 of Article 3 of the presidential Decree 208/02. The copy is certified by the Service of Transport and Communications.
  • solemn statement under Article 8 of Law 1599/1986 stating the address of the applicant and that the applicant does not falls in the incompatibilities of the case e of paragraph 2 of Article 3 of the presidential Decree 208/02. The elements of the concerned, mentioned on the declaration are verified by the Service, showing off the identity card or other legal evidence.



The practicing licence is granted to individuals who meet cumulatively the following requirements:

aThey are holders of a valid driving licence of all categories of motor-vehicles and motorcycles.

b. They have not been finally sentenced to any penalty for theft, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, forgery, smuggling, violation of the law for drugs, dishonesty, misconduct, moral crimes, insubordination or desertion in wartime, passive or active corruption (bribery) within the last five years before the submission of the application, or to any penalty for more than ten (10) months imprisonment or more than (90) days imprisonment or detention for violation of the Road Traffic Code.

c. They have not been finally sentenced for illegal practice of the profession of candidate drivers instructor.

d. They are not puplic servants or State employee of Public Entity and the wider public sector, as determined by the provisions of paragraph 6 of Article 1 of Law 1256/1982 (A 65), as applicable at any time.

These conditions must be met throughout the time period the interested is holder of candidate driver instructor licence. In case that any of the abovementioned conditions are no longer fulfilled, the practising licence of drivers instructor is revoked and it might be given back if the reasons for which it has been withdrawn cease to be valid.

Each holder of an instructor licence is obliged to inform immediately in writing, the Service of Transport and Communications in any case the holder is not able to fulfil   even one of the abovementioned conditions.



The applicant shall submit to the Prefectural Directorate of Transport and Communications,the application with all necessary supporting documents annexed requesting the practicing license of drivers instructor.

Step 2: An official of the Directorate of Transport and Communications receives the application and verifies the documents submitted.

In case the legal requirements are met the practicing licence of drivers instructor shall be granted.

Σημειώσεις και επεξηγήσεις

Accordingly to Law 3852/2010 (Official Gazette 87 / A) all the responsibilities concerning the granting of the practicing licence of candidate drivers instructor have been assigned to the municipalities of the country since 1/1/2011.

Responsible Agency for assistance / complaint submission: / Complaints submission
The competent Transport and Communications Service of the Prefecture and the  municipalities of the country since 1./1/2011
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Πρακτική Βοήθεια

The practicing licence of drivers instructor is valid throughout the country for all categories of vehicles (unless the concerned has been granted of a instructor’s licence of limited effect on motor-vehicle categories covered by the foreign license). The candidate drivers instructor is required to practice as instructor, exclusively within the county where the seat of the driving school or its branch is. For the purposes of present, the counties are understood according to the geographical division of the country. The presence of an instructor during the practice test of the candidate drivers is free throughout the country.

Θεματική Κατηγοριοποίηση

Επαγγελματικές Δραστηριότητες: P.85.5.3 - Driving school activities