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Upgrading a driving licence category for a motorcycle

Upgrading a driving licence category for a motorcycle

A category A1 driving licence can be upgraded to a category A2 driving licence at a minimum age of 18 and a category A2 driving licence can be upgraded to a category A driving licence at a minimum age of 20. If you have not previously had a category A2 driving licence, you may obtain a category A driving licence only by taking a driving examination once you turn 24.

 

A motorcycle driving licence can be upgraded to a higher motorcycle category

  • through a driving instruction,
  • by taking a handling test and a driving test or
  • by taking a driving examination (a theory test, handling test and driving test).

 

Upgrading a category A1 driving licence to a category A2 driving licence

If you are at least 18 years old and you have a category A1 driving licence which is obtained at least two years earlier, you may upgrade your A1 driving licence to a A2 driving licence:

  • Through driving instruction (7 hours, comprising 2 hours of theory instruction and 5 hours of driving instruction). The driving school will give you a certificate of the received driving instruction, which should be delivered to the Ajovarma service point together with your driving licence permit application

or

If you wish to obtain a category A2 driving licence before having 2 years of driving experience, you must take a driving examination (a theory test, handling test and driving test). Also in this case, the minimum age of 18 applies.

If you have a category A1 driving licence and you would like to upgrade it directly to a category A driving licence, you must take a driving examination (a theory test, handling test and driving test). In this case, the minimum age is 24.

 

Upgrading a category A2 driving licence to a category A driving licence

If you are at least 20 years old and you have a category A2 driving licence which is obtained at least two years earlier, you may upgrade your A2 driving licence to a A driving licence:

  • Through driving instruction (7 hours, comprising 2 hours of theory instruction and 5 hours of driving instruction). The driving school will give you a certificate of the received driving instruction, which should be delivered to the Ajovarma service point together with your driving licence permit application (in this case you can not apply for a driving licence permit using Traficom’s e-Service).

or

  • Taking a category A handling test and driving test. For this, you must apply for a driving licence permit at Trafi’s service provider Ajovarma’s office (in this case you can not apply for a driving licence permit using Traficom’s e-Service).

You may also obtain a category A driving licence without having a separate driving experience by taking a driving examination (a theory test, handling test and driving test). In this case, the minimum age is 24. In this situation you can apply for a driving licence permit using Traficom’s e-Service or at Traficom’s service provider Ajovarma’s office.

 

Training licence

Traficom may issue a training licence for driving a motorcycle in traffic for training purposes. A training licence may also be issued for upgrading a driving licence category if a driving examination is being taken. The practice takes place independently without a driving instructor. Read more here about training licences.

 

Upgrading a driving licence

You can apply for a driving licence by taking a driving examination within Group 1 (AM/120, AM/121, T, A1, A2, A, B, BE) through Trafi's e-Services.

Using the services requires you to already have at least one Group 1 driving licence category and that you are applying for an upgrade specifically by taking a driving examination.

For more about the conditions for using the upgrading service, visit Traficom's e-Services.

If you have to submit any attachments for the upgrade (e.g. certificate of instruction) or if you want to upgrade your driving licence with a Group 2 right to drive, the upgrade must be made at an Ajovarma office.

 

 

 

 

Page updated 01/03/2019

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