Procedure How to request a professional licence

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Service des Titres de Circulation

23, Avenue Albert II
BP 699
MC 98014 MONACO CEDEX

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office :
(+377) 98 98 80 14

Fax : (+377) 98 98 40 36

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

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Service des Titres de Circulation

23, Avenue Albert II
BP 699
MC 98014 MONACO CEDEX

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 80 14

Fax : (+377) 98 98 40 36

Send us an email
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Principle and conditions

You need a professional licence to work as taxi driver, chauffeur-driven vehicles, official city vehicles and motorcycles on request in Monaco.

To apply for it, you must:

  • Have held a category A driving licence for more than four years for driving motorised two- or three-wheeled vehicles
  • Or have held a category B driving licence for more than two years, for driving other vehicles

 

Obtaining a professional licence is subject to an investigation with regard to preserving national security, the successful completion of theory and practical tests and a medical examination by one of the approved doctors in the Principality.

The validity period of the professional licence is two years.

There is a fee associated with this service - Please see Download file STC - Tarifs 2020 en vigueur STC - Tarifs 2020 en vigueur

See Ordinance no. 1.720 of 04 July 2008 relating to the regulation of taxis, chauffeur-driven vehicles, official city vehicles and motorcycles on request

1

Formulating the request

A request for a professional licence must be made on plain paper, in accordance with the corresponding model, and sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. 

The pro forma may be:

2

Collating the documents

 An application for a professional licence must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A valid copy of an ID document (ID card or national passport accompanied by proof of address, or residence permit)
  • A recent coloured ID photo, on a light background, frontal view, bareheaded, of size 35x45, not scanned  
  • The original of the valid driving licence
  • A full driving licence record from the issuing country, confirming that driving rights have not been suspended or cancelled, dated within the last 3 months
    Or
    A declaration from the country of issue confirming that driving rights have not been suspended or cancelled, dated within the last 3 months
  • An extract from criminal records of less than 3 months
  • Your payment, to be made by cheque or postal order (clearable in Monaco or France), made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, for the test fees and issue of the professional licence in accordance with the current fee schedule (payment will be cashed once your application has been validated)

 

PLEASE NOTE: The applicant’s address must be identical on all documents submitted. If this is not the case, please supply proof of address (for example, an electricity bill)

3

Submitting the application

You should submit the complete application and the required supporting documents to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. No appointment is needed. A receipt for submitting the application and an information sheet with a reminder of the regulations will be provided.

 

4

Time limit for dealing with the request

As part of the examination of your request, an investigation will be carried out by the Publique Police Department, in accordance with the terms of the Ministerial Decree no. 2016-622 of 17 October 2016  implementing Article 3 of Act No. 1.430 of 13 July 2016 on various measures relating to the preservation of national security.

A maximum of 6 months is required to obtain the result of the investigation.

If it is favourable, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office will contact you by telephone to make an appointment for the theory tests.

If it is unfavourable, you will be notified of the decision, by mail, by His Excellency the Minister of State, and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office will return your application file and payment to you, also by mail.

5

Taking the theoretical and practical tests

The examination consists of: 

  • A practical test in a chauffeured vehicle provided by a large chauffeur-driven company or a taxi vehicle provided by the Monaco Association of Independent Taxi Operators (AETIM)

 

It is necessary to pass both theory tests in order to take the practical test.

6

Collecting the professional licence card

Once the practical test has been successfully completed, the following additional documents must be provided to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office reception desk:

 

The professional licence card, which is valid for two years, is available within 72 hours of receipt of these documents at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office's reception desk.

 

 

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