* From an EU or EEA state: for an unlimited period (EEA or EU driving licences are recognized in Austria, and may be converted at any time on a voluntary basis.)
* From a non-EU or non-EEA state:
In case of establishing a residence in Austria: six months starting from establishment of the residence, if the owner has reached the age of 18
Without residence in Austria: up to twelve months starting from the entry in the county, if the owner has reached the age of 18
Please note: If the foreign driving licence is not written in German, it is only valid in combination with an international driving licence or a translation.
Important: Foreign drivers who commit three recordable offences (Vormerkdelikte; in German only) will be banned from driving in Austria.
Conversion of a Foreign Driving Licence (in German only)
System for Recording Driving Offences (Demerit Points System; in German only)
Additional information can be found at oesterreich.gv.at (in German only)