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X. Driving licence

In accordance with Section 73(6) of the Road Traffict Act (Act No 8/2009, as amended), no subsequent driving licence shall be issued to the holder of a driving licence issued by a country other than the Slovak Republic or another contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The recognition of driving licences issued abroad is regulated by Section 102 of the Road Traffic Act. The exchange of driving licences issued by the states of the European Economic Area or by the states of the Geneva or Vienna Conventions is regulated by Section 104 of the Road Traffic Act.

The Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic is currently preparing an amendment to the Road Traffic Act based on Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on driving licences. The amendment will also specify the conditions under which driving licences will be issued and exchanged to diplomatic mission staff. The amendment should come into effect in June 2011.