- From: Ile Maurice / Mauritius
- Registered: 2011-02-23
- Posts: 21695
Driving license in the Reunion Island
Can a foreigner take the driving test in the Reunion Island?
What are the formalities to get a driver’s licence in the Reunion Island?
Do you need special or extra documents being an expatriate?
How much does it cost?
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- From: La Possession
- Registered: 2012-01-13
- Posts: 13
Re: Driving license in the Reunion Island
I obtained my driver's licence in Reunion about 2 years ago as a foreigner.
You go through the exact same process as a local:
- Register with a driving school (you'll need some form of I.D)
- Take an initial test with the school's instructor, who'll prescribe a certain number of lessons before you have the right to take the practical exam (the legal minimum is 20hrs, they gave me 25 because I was used to driving on the other side of the road)
- Start studying the 'code de la route' using the book the school gives you, a DVD you can buy, or going to lessons held at the driving school
- When you feel ready, enrol in the exam to pass the 'code de la route'. You'll need at 25/30 to pass, if I recall correctly
- When you feel ready (and have done at least your prescribed number of lessons), enrol in the practical exam
-take the practical exam. It's marked out of 30, aswell and I think you need 25 to pass.
Be prepared for it to be quite expensive. The school will charge you for registering with them, exam fees, & of course driving lessons which are around 35€/hour. Make sure you check several schools before choosing one as some are cheaper, some have better resources to study the code, etc.
Hope that helps