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Land transport

General Aspects


Supreme Decree No. 040-2008-MTC

Art.12.- Classification of driver’s licenses


Class A, Category I:


IT AUTHORIZES DRIVING THE FOLLOWING:


Vehicles (M1) (with eight (8) seats or less, not considering the driver’s seat; e.g.: sedan, station wagon, hatchback, coupé, convertible, etc.) intended for passenger transport, of private use


Vehicles (M2) (with more than eight (08) seats, without considering the driver’s seat and with gross weight of five (05) tons or less; e.g.: “combi” - minibus) intended for passenger transport, of private use


Vehicles (N1) (with gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tons or less, e.g.: pick-up – “Baranda” pick-up – van – etc.) intended for freight transport. These vehicles can be coupled to or can tow trailers (Category O1) whose gross vehicle weight is 0.75 tons (750 kg) or less.


CLASS “A”, CATEGORY II-a


IT AUTHORIZES DRIVING THE FOLLOWING:


Vehicles (M1) (with eight (8) seats or less, not considering the driver’s seat; e.g.: sedan, station wagon, hatchback, coupé, convertible, etc.) intended for special passenger transport services as taxi, and as school, tourism and emergency transport, as well as for collective transport services at provincial, interprovincial and international cross-border level.


The driver’s license of this category authorizes driving vehicles indicated in Category I.


CLASS “A”, CATEGORY II-b


IT AUTHORIZES DRIVING THE FOLLOWING:


Vehicles (M2) (with more than eight (8) seats, not considering the driver’s license and with gross vehicle weight of five (5) tons or less; e.g: “combi” - minibus; coaster minibus) intended for any type of passenger transport services.


Vehicles (N2) (with gross vehicle weight between 3.5 and 12 tons, e.g.: truck, van, tanker truck, etc.) intended for freight transport. These vehicles can be coupled to or can tow trailers (categories O1 or O2) whose gross vehicle weight is between 0.75 and 3.5 tons.


The driver’s license for this category authorizes driving the vehicles indicated in the previous categories: AI and AII-a.


CLASS “A”, CATEGORY III-a


IT AUTHORIZES DRIVING THE FOLLOWING:


Category M3 passenger transport motor vehicles (bus with gross vehicle weight above five (5) tons; e.g.: urban bus, interprovincial bus) The driver’s license of this category authorizes driving the vehicles indicated in Category I and the Class M vehicles indicated in the previous categories.


CLASS “A”, CATEGORY III-b


IT AUTHORIZES DRIVING THE FOLLOWING:


Category N3 motor vehicles intended for cargo transport (with gross vehicle weight above 12 tons). These vehicles can be coupled to or can tow another or other Category O vehicles. The driver’s license of this category authorizes driving the vehicles indicated in Category I and the Class N vehicles indicated in the previous categories.


CLASS “A”, CATEGORY III-c


IT AUTHORIZES DRIVING THE FOLLOWING:


Category III-a and III-b vehicles, indifferently. The driver’s license of this category authorizes driving the vehicles indicated in categories I and II.


Art. 13.- Requirements for obtaining the driver’s license

People who carry out procedures aimed at obtaining, renewing or changing the category of their driver’s license must not have unpaid traffic-violation-related sanctions for pedestrians.


Art. 14. Places for performing procedures related to being granted, changing category, and renewing driver’s licenses:


Driver’s license:


A-I: It can be processed before a competent authority of a geographical area differing from the address stated in the national identification document or the one declared at the moment of requesting the alien registration card, provided that the applicant certifies, with supporting documents, that he/she lives or works permantly at the place where the procedure is being requested, through submission of a residence certificate issued by a public notary, Municipality or Peace Court, or through a work certificate, as appropiate (Supreme Decree 038-2010-MTC).


A-II and A-III: It must be processed before the competent authority of the place of residence stated in the national identification document or of the residence declared at the moment of requesting the alien registration card, in case of foreign citizens.


The duplicates of driver’s licenses may be requested before the competent authority of any jurisdiction, for its processing and issuance.


Art. 22.- Restrictions on driver’s licenses due to physical disability


A-I: The applicant will be allowed to have a maximum of two (2) restrictions, which will be stated in the corresponding driver’s license.


A-II and A-III: The applicants for a Class A, categories II and III driver’s license may only have the restriction c (with corrective glasses or contact lenses).


Art. 75. Validity of Driver’s Professionalization Certificate


The Driver Professionalization Certificate issued by the authorized Driving School will allow the applicant to carry out the corresponding driving license procedure within the first year of validity. After this term, a knowledge reinforcement course must be additionaly submitted.


Replacement of Professionalization Certificate:


The Driver Professionalization Certificates referred to by these Regulations shall only be required when the jurisdiction of the Regional Governmen where the applicant should perform the driver’s license procedure has Driving Schools authorized by the DGTT available and these schools are in operation. If this is not the case, this requirement for obtaining the driver’s license shall be replaced by a theoretical assessment carried out by the assessment centers or the competent authority, as appropriate, and for recategorization of a Class A, Category III license. Additionaly, the applicant must certify at least one year’s driving experience holding a Class A, Category II driver’s license. (Second Complementary Transitory Provision).


Recognition of Reinforcement Certificate:


In regions where no Driving School authorized by the MTC is in operation, the knowledge reinforcement course can be replaced by the Annual Training Course for Drivers offering Passenger, Freight or Mixed Land Transport Services, taught by the Regional Road Safety Councils or by the National Police of Peru (Directorial Resolution No. 3070-2009-MTC / 15).


Assessment Centers 

Lima:


Touring and Automóvil Club del Perú, TACP


Regions:


Regional Directorate of Transports and Communications


Procedures for obtaining the driver’s license:


Medical psychosomatic fitness certificate


Issuing entity: Health center authorized by the MTC or Regional Directorate of Transports and Communications


Validity: Six (06) months and valid throughout Peru


Driver’s Professionalization Course


Instruction Period:


  • A-I: 20 hours
  • A-IIa: 73 hours, within a maximum period of 40 calendar days
  • A-IIb: 219 hours, within a maximum period of 120 calendar days
  • AIIIa: 375 hours, within a maximum period of 200 calendar days
  • AIIIb: 375 hours, within a maximum period of 200 calendar days
  • AIIIc: 470 hours, within a maximum period of 240 calendar days