Now anyone who had their driving license issued before January 1, 2008, no longer needs to take a special exam to renew it.

"The decree-law that creates an extraordinary regime for the revalidation of driving licenses was approved. In this way, it will be possible for holders of a driving license expired by law to proceed with its revalidation without submitting to a special examination", reads the statement from the Council of Ministers. This decree-law was approved by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Republic, on the 17th of July.

"The envisaged regime applies to driving licenses issued before January 1, 2008, whose validity periods contained in the respective physical documents do not correspond to the legally foreseen period in force, and which enable the driving of vehicles of categories AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B, BE and agricultural vehicles", the statement added.