Guidelines

Your driving license (photo ID) is valid for up to a 10-year period except in the following cases, in which it is valid for a 2 or 5 year period only.

2-year Period

  • New driver (first time license holder)
  • Professional License holders 70 years and above (public transport vehicle, heavy goods vehicle, security vehicle or children transport vehicle)
  • Driver 80 years old and above

5-year Period

  • A 5-year license is issued following completion of the 2-year new driver period.
  • Professional License holder between the ages of 60-70
  • Driver 70 years older and above

How Do I Renew My License?

The renewal date appears on your license and, to make it easier to remember, it is identical to your date of birth. About one month before the renewal date, you will be sent a new temporary paper license with an attached payment slip to be paid at any bank (including the Postal Bank). This is your license renewal and if you do not receive it, notify Misrad Hatachbura (Ministry of Transport and Road Safety) at telephone *5678 or 1-222-5678 (or overseas at +972-3-969-5678). The driving license is renewed automatically after you have paid the license fee, unless you are bound by disqualification, unpaid fines, or a medical condition.

If you are over the age of 70 or will be turning 70, with the renewal form you will receive an additional form to sign your optometrist and your general practitioner. The form will be mailed to your address approximately half a year prior to your license renewal date. This form will be submitted to Misrad Harishui with the license renewal form.
If you would like to submit this paperwork in advance, you can do so in one of the following ways:

Not receiving the renewal does NOT exempt you from the responsibility of renewing the license.You are responsible for renewing your license, whether or not you receive the renewal.

Lost or Stolen Licenses

If your license is lost, stolen, defaced or destroyed, you can order a duplicate license from Misrad Hatachburah’s call center at *5678 or 1-222-5678 (or overseas at 03-942-1920) or receive it on the spot at the License Bureau. You can also use any of the Automated Licensing Machines placed all around the country, locations can be found here. The license becomes valid only upon payment of a license fee.

When Will I Receive the New License?

The license renewal form will be sent to the address appearing under your name on the Interior Ministry register, approximately one month before the renewal date.

Your new photo license should be received at your address within 2-3 months of payment. If you did not receive the license renewal, or your paid license did not arrive within one month, please contact:

  • Misrad Hatachbura’s call center at telephone *5678 or 1-222-5678 (or from overseas 03-942-1920).
  • Your district License Bureau
  • The Drivers License Issuing Center: 08-994-9700

Last updated on February 17, 2019

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