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From 2 January 2017 renewing the Portuguese driving licence has become easier.

– Portuguese driving licences no longer display the holder’s address so you don’t have to renew your driving licence if you move house. The new address now only needs to be updated in the loja do cidadão or the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF).

– The validity of the driving licence for people up to 60 years old has been extended from 10 to 15 years.

– If you renew the driving licence online you will get a 10% discount.

– From April 2017 it won’t be necessary to obtain a medical declaration when renewing the driving licence. This is due to the ‘Simplex System’ that the Portuguese Government is gradually developing to simplify all the bureaucratic paper work and so the IMT (Intituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes) will be linked to the Health Ministry and have access to medical reports.