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Decree Law No. 2/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 9/2020, Series I of 2020-01-14
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 2/2020
  • Pages: 4 - 12

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law reconciles the Portuguese model registration plate with that of most European Union states.

What is going to change?

A new model of registration plates is created which will establish the production process of registration plates for a maximum period of 74 years.

The services of issuing, revalidation, replacement, second copies and exchanges of national and foreign driving licenses will now be available in the Citizen Spots.

The period of exchange of national and foreign driving licenses is also extended, after obtaining residence in national territory, without the need to perform the practical test, going from 90 days to two years.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law allows the automatic revalidation of the driving license.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 15 January 2020.

Original Version


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