Buying a full Jersey licence

 Buying a full Jersey licence

Buying a full Jersey licence, To get a full licence, you must pass both a driving theory test and a practical driving test. You must attempt a theory test before your provisional licence expires or you may not be unable to renew it for one year.

Buying a full Jersey licence Do you own a luxurious car and unable to pass the theory test ? Are you a perfect driver and can’t pass both the theory and practical test ?

How do I get a driving licence?

To drive a car in Jersey you must be 17 years old (16 for mopeds 50cc and below) and you must have a valid driving licence, a current windscreen insurance disc and valid third party insurance, which covers your use of the car.

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Can I drive on a foreign licence?

You may drive the relevant class of vehicle for up to 12 months from your last date of entry into Jersey if you are

  • resident outside Jersey and
  • only temporarily on Jersey and
  • you hold a full (not provisional) up to date non-Jersey driving permit and/or licence

You may NOT drive on Jersey on a foreign licence if

  • you leave your address outside Jersey and move to an address on Jersey OR
  • you take a permanent job on Jersey

Please contact your Parish Hall if you need further advice.

How do I buy a Jersey driving licence?

Application forms are available from your Parish Hall. You may also apply  online to renew a full Jersey driving licence or to replace a full or provisional driving licence which has been lost, stolen, destroyed or defaced.

A driving licence is issued for one or more Vehicle Categories. To apply for a Jersey licence you

  • must be a permanent resident of Jersey
  • have attained the appropriate age for the vehicle category
  • provide one colour passport size photograph which meets the specification
  • pay £610 for a 10-year driving licence or £400 for a provisional licence
    • you are making a first application for a category C or category D licence
    • you are over 45 years of age on the date of application and you are applying to renew a category C large goods vehicle; C+E articulated vehicle and/or D large passenger carrying vehicle licence

You must surrender your existing driving licence when you apply for a licence to

  • add new categories or renew one or more categories
  • change a provisional licence for a full licence when you pass your test
  • exchange a foreign licence for a Jersey licence
  • remove expired endorsements or suspension details
  • change your photograph
  • replace a defaced licence

driving licence is valid for ten years and costs £50. Certain categories may be valid for less than ten years as they expire when you are 66 and must be renewed each year after that age. If you are adding a category or renewing one or more categories which will be valid for less than ten years your Parish will tell you the cost of the licence.

Your driving licence may contain restriction codes, for example if you have a medical condition or an adapted vehicle. An explanation of these codes is available on

Can I exchange a foreign licence?

We can exchange some foreign driving licences for a Jersey licence ( for details) but

  • Not all categories on your foreign licence may be exchangeable
  • Only some countries offer a reciprocal agreement to exchange a Jersey driving licence when you move back to that country