Department of Transport

Department of Road Transport Website

Department of Road Transport Website can be found at this link.

I recommend you use the Chrome or Edge browser and set it to translate Greek into the language of your choice.

Most of the English section of the website is under construction and has been for a number of years.

The Cyprus Highway Code

The Highway Code is available in book shops and is fully illustrated.

It can be downloaded, in Greek only, pdf here.

There is also a PowerPoint presentation, also in Greek, which can be downloaded here.

Some of it is similar to the UK Highway Code but with the updates to the UK version, there are now some major differences.
Many of the differences between the two Codes are outlined within this site.

The Highway Code can be used to assist a prosecution.

Is Personal Attendance Required?

Most applications to the Department of Transport require personal attendance either at their own offices or at the Citizen Service Centers.

If the task can be carried out by an person authorized in writing, online, by email or by post it will normally say so in the article.

If you are not able to attend you should contact one of the companies who advertise as being able to carry these tasks on your behalf for a fee, or contact your local CSC or the Department of Transport directly for guidance.

Department of Road Transport Forms

The Department of Transport add a suffix at each form change, A to B, B to Γ, Γ το Δ etc. If you come accross an updated form you should use it. Please me know here.

Click this link regarding personal attendance with the forms.
Driving Licence Application Form – TOM 7D.
Download TOM 7 print and complete
TOM 7 English Guide
Medical Form – TOM 153E – Required with driving licence application if over 70 years, drivers with disabilities and applications for licences in categories C, C + E, D, D + E, subcategories C1, C1 + E, D1, D1 + E, and special classes G, H, I.
Download TOM 153E print for Doctor to complete
Replacement of Document on loss or theft etc. – TOM 46B.
Download TOM 46 print and completeTOM 46 English Guide
Road Tax Suspension Form – TOM 12. Use when vehicle not in use and off road (In UK called a SORN)
Download TOM 12 print and completeTOM 12 English Guide
Change of ownership of vehicle – TOM 9B
Download TOM 9 print and completeTOM 9 English Guide

   A pdf reader is required to read these forms

Document Replacement

To apply for a duplicate or replacement of any Department of Road Transport document on loss, theft or defacement.

There is a fee which varies depending on the document being replaced.

You require:

Completed form TOM 46.

For replacement Driving Licence, a Form TOM 7 and TOM 46 ARE REQUIRED – the officer of the Department may be able to take our photograph. If not, two recent passport size photographs (40x35mm)
The Fee is € 40.

Take the completed forms to your district Transport Department Office or CSC.

You can download a printable form for completion and an English translation pdfhere.

If your current EU or National licence is lost or stolen, it has to be replaced in your country of current residence. The replacement will be based on the information or proof supplied from the issuing Country. (Article 8(5) of Directive 91/439/EEC).

The Cyprus Motorcycle Test

Only Cyprus residents who can prove they have lived in the country for six months are eligible to apply for a Cyprus provisional learner driving licence and take a Cyprus Driving Test. This to comply with EU Directives.

EU provisional / learner / student licences are valid and can be used to drive and book a test providing you are old enough to drive in Cyprus.

Driving Test Application

Form T.O.M. 25B is available and an English translation with full instructions can be downloaded here.

The test fee is €20.

It is possible to pay an extra €34.17 to take the test out of hours. This is to pay the examiner to work overtime. The test will be in the afternoon, after normal working hours. However, 21 days must elapse between the issue of a provisional licence and the test.

If you fail the test an interval of 30 days must elapse before it can be retaken.

You may also book your test online.

Download the website details and instructions here (The instructions and the site are currently in Greek Only)

Taking the riding test in your own, or non driving school motorcycle.

You will be required to produce:

  1. Driving Licence.
  2. Insurance certificate. This is an extra insurance certificate which specifically covers your use of the vehicle on the day of the test and for the purpose of taking the motorcycle test.
  3. The vehicle must display E plates front and rear.

The Cyprus Motorcycle Test:

Consists of a short verbal theory test, in Greek or English, on traffic signs and the highway code, similar to that taken when applying for a provisional licence.

A practical test of skills and behaviour for motorcycles was introduced whereby the examiner would follow the student. However this was abandoned in most cases very quickly after its introduction. Therefore the test in Cyprus does not include an on road element in most cases.

The test therefore usually involves driving in the confines of the driving test center, slowly around a circuit of cones. You will be expected to carry out an emergency stop.

Opinion:- The test is totally inadequate for current road and traffic conditions and cannot be described as a test of skills and behaviour.

The Department of Transport has failed in their duty to ensure that the test is suitable for today’s traffic conditions. Until the matter is addressed the death toll will continue to rise. It is no surprise that the death rate is so high amongst motorcyclists in Cyprus.

Hiring a motorcycle for learner rider training or the motorcycle test.

To take the motorcycle test you must be in possession or have use of a suitable motorcycle. It is now legal to hire a motorcycle for the purpose of taking the test.

The test is specific to the category of the motorcycle on which the test is taken, that is A1, A2, A.

If you take your test on an automatic motorcycle or ATV and pass, you will only be able to drive automatics on your full licence. A pass on a motorcycle or ATV with a manual gearbox will enable you to drive manual and automatics.

Motor Scooters

Are not a category but are either motorcycles or mopeds depending on their engine size and specification.

Changes to the Theory Test

The Department of Transport have put out to tender for the supply of computers required for adopting a UK style driving theory test for Cyprus. This has been promised for years and has yet to happen.

The Cyprus Driving Test.

Only Cyprus residents who can prove they have lived in the country for six months are eligible to apply for a Cyprus learner driving licence and take a Cyprus Driving Test. This to comply with EU Directives.

EU provisional / learner / student licences are valid and can be used to drive and book a test providing you are old enough to drive in Cyprus.

Driving Test Application

Form T.O.M. 25B is available and an English translation with full instructions can be downloaded here.

The test fee is €20.

It is possible to pay an extra €34.17 to take the test out of hours. This is to pay the examiner to work overtime. The test will be in the afternoon, after normal working hours. However, 21 days must elapse between the issue of a provisional licence and the test.

If you fail the test an interval of 30 days must elapse before it can be retaken.

pdf You may also book your test online.

Download the website details and instructions here (The instructions and the site are currently in Greek Only)

Taking the driving test in your own, or non driving school vehicle.

You will be required to produce:

  1. Driving Licence.
  2. Insurance certificate. This is an extra insurance which specifically covers your use of the vehicle on the day of the test and for the purpose of taking the driving test.
  3. MOT (if required).
  4. The vehicle must display E plates front and rear.
  5. The vehicles’ handbrake must be in the center of the vehicle to enable the examiner to use it in an emergency.

The Cyprus Driving Test:

Consists of a short verbal theory test, in Greek or English, on traffic signs and the highway code, similar to that taken when applying for a provisional licence.
The practical test takes about 35 minutes and consists of a drive on the local roads and includes some maneuvering for example parallel parking.
The result is given at the end of the test.

If you take your test in an automatic car and pass, you will only be able to drive automatics on your full licence. A pass in a car with a manual gearbox will enable you to drive both types of vehicle.

The waiting list for a test is currently between three and four months.

A driver must undergo seven (7) hours of compulsory training before taking the Category B+E test.

Changes to the Theory Test

The Department of Transport have put out to tender for the supply of computers required for adopting a UK style driving theory test for Cyprus.

Add a New Category to your Driving Licence

Driving licence

If you wish to drive a vehicle category not currently on your EU driving licence, you may obtain a learner entitlement on a new Cyprus licence after being resident for 6 months.

Take the Cyprus driving test for that vehicle.

When the Cyprus driving test for the category is passed, the old EU licence will be exchanged and all of the categories be consolidated onto a new Cyprus Licence.

You cannot hold more than one driving licence issued by an EU State.