In order to ensure the patient’s fitness to drive cycles and motorcycles, or motor vehicles (driver’s license), it is necessary for the patient to undergo a medical examination aimed at verifying the basic psychophysical requirements essential for the intended activity.
During the examination, the competent physician checks the general condition of the patient in addition to the patient’s visual and hearing abilities. In case the patient has particular medical conditions, it is advisable to bring along reports of previously performed examinations or specialized tests. Occasionally, the Medical Officer in charge may require additional examinations or specialist examinations before issuing a certificate of fitness for a driver’s license.
After making the visit to convert the driver’s license from a foreign license to an Italian license (A – B) and having deemed the patient eligible, the doctor issues a certificate allowing the patient to drive for a maximum of 60 days, so that the patient can drive while waiting for the new valid driving document that is delivered by the DMV to the address given by the patient within 15 days of the visit. In the event that the license within 15 days does not arrive at the specified destination, the Ministry of Transportation can be contacted to request information or a possible duplicate (at 800 23 23 23, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
What to bring for the Driver’s License Conversion Examination from a Foreign Driver’s License to an Italian Driver’s License (A – B):
1) 1 passport photo;
2) License to convert;
3) Identity document (issued by the Italian authorities) and tax code;
4) Payment of €16.00 to be made with PagoPA payment system (rate D1) (how to make payments, click here for PDF with all the instructions).