You need to have a residence permit to get a Greek driving license. That means if you are granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or a residence permit on humanitarian grounds, you are able to get a driving license in Greece. However there are certain conditions and you will need to take a theoretical driving exam and a practical driving exam. You can only take these exams if you are over 18 and if you have received a valid residence permit over 185 days ago. That means asylum seekers cannot get a driving license.

The first step to pass the exam is to sign up to a training course at a driving school. Some driving schools may allow you to begin classes earlier than the 185 days since you received your residence permit. The course usually costs 400-450 Euros and normally includes 40 lessons, which can be taught in English, depending on the driving school. For the theoretical driving exam, you need to be able to speak very basic Greek. The practical driving exam can normally be done in English.

To sit the exams, you need a doctor’s proof of health form, an AFM tax number so that you can pay the government deposits totalling 100 Euros and four colour passport sized photos. Driving schools can assist you with the exam procedure but you must take your residence permit with you.ι