1) You can drive on your FULL domestic EU licence until it expires.
a) the licence was issued by an EU member state,
b) it is valid,
c) you have reached the minimum ages applicable in Cyprus.
2) Exchange your licence for a Cyprus driving licence, which is exchanged on a like for like basis.
If your licence is in a language other than Greek or English you have to supply a translation. This must be done by the Ambassador of your Country or the Cyprus Press and Information Office.
You cannot change the address on your EU licence to one outside the issuing country. It is accepted within the rules that the address will be from the issuing country and will not be current.
Cyprus may refuse to recognize the validity of a driving licence issued in another State where the holder has a licence that is restricted, suspended or revoked or cancelled in another State.
You cannot hold more than one driving licence issued by an EU State.
it has to be renewed in your country of current residence.
Note: Photo card licences only have a validity of between 10 and 15 years depending on country of issue and should be renewed before they expire.
application has to be made in person at the Department of Transport (DoRT) with the documents shown below.
A completed T.O.M. 7B application form only available in Greek.
The form is is available and an English translation with full instructions can be downloaded here.
Two passport style photographs 40x35
Produce evidence that you have been resident in Cyprus for six months eg. utility bill. If you don't have this, or similar proof, you will need to attend the office to find out what might be acceptable in your case.
Passport with a copy of the page with the holders details on it
The appropriate fee
When exchanging your licence, the original and two copies of your national licence (Which you will have to surrender).
The cost of the Cyprus licence is:
€ 40 (up to 65 years of age)
Over 65 free
In Cyprus the initial period of validity of categories AM, A1, A2, A, B, B1, B+E has changed from the 70th birthday of the holder to 15 years from the date of issue.
After reaching the age of 55 years if the driving license holder falls into one of these categories, the licence will be renewed, valid until age 70 years.
The initial period of validity of categories C, C+E, C1, C1+E, D, D+E, D1, D1+E has changed from the 70th birthday of the holder to 5 years from the date of issue.
The existing Cyprus full paper licences are valid until the expiry date on them, except those that expire beyond 2033. They are only valid until the 19th January 2033 no matter what the expiry date is on the licence.
If you wish to add another category of your paper licence or it is lost, destroyed or for other reason need to be replaced or renewed it will be issued under the new arrangements.
The earliest a driving licence can be renewed is within the last month before the expiry of the old one.
You will require a medical and a signed form TOM 153B from your doctor stating that you are fit to drive.
The licence is normally valid for three years.
Form TOM 153B is also required if the applicant has disabilities and when applying for licences in categories C, C + E, D, D + E, subcategories C1, C1 + E, D1, D1 + E, and special classes G, H, I.
The form can be downloaded here.
Some countries outside the EU have an agreement to exchange existing FULL domestic licences.
Check the exchange licence list.
In all EU member states and in many others when going there as a visitor. Check with the country you are visiting if it is outside the EU to see if you need an international driving permit.
Full Cyprus licences should be the EU plastic photo card type. However they are currently using the old paper type.
EU Driving Licences - What you need to know. Download here.