August 15, 2022
The Brazilian CNH goes into effect in Portugal on Monday (1)

The Brazilian CNH goes into effect in Portugal on Monday (1)

The driver’s license (National Driving License) Brazilian Valid in Portugal From the first Monday. The change in the motorway law includes all citizens of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Until Decree-Law No. 46 of 2022 came into force, Brazilians and other foreigners living in the European country had to replace their documents with the Portuguese version. Replacement was mandatory for up to 90 days, counted from the issuance of the residence permit.

after the initial period, driver You can apply for a Portuguese driver’s license in two years, but without driving a vehicle with a CNH issued in Brazil in that period. After two years, it was possible to order an automatic exchange of the document, which was issued after passing a new practical driving test.

less bureaucracy

Attorney Thiago Hofer, partner at Martins Castro, says the change in legislation reduces bureaucracy and costs for foreigners living in Portugal. He adds that modernity facilitates the integration of citizens from other countries and should have positive effects on the Portuguese economy.

The new rule only benefits drivers under the age of 60, who have had foreign driving titles issued or renewed for less than 15 years. It is valid for Motorcyclestricycles, four-wheelers with a capacity of 50 cylinders or more, as well as vehicles of up to eight passengers (with or without a trailer and semi-trailer).

In the case of cars of up to 17 seats and a maximum of 8 metres, it is necessary to take theory and practical tests at the Institute of Mobility and Transport (IMT).

No changes planned for tourists. Anyone visiting Portugal can drive around the country for up to 185 days with a Brazilian driver’s licence.