Here are some key information about driving in Cyprus – were you aware?
Road Tax is mandatory in Cyprus, it can be purchased for 6 or 12 months and is paid to the ‘Department of Motor Vehicles’.
The amount will vary depending on the age of the vehicle and the size of the engine. Payments can be made at the Road Transport Office – make sure you take your logbook, passport and driving licence with you.
Alternatively this can be done online using the following link:
If you are paying through JCC Smart the “Owners reference number” is the last 3 digits of your ID. This must be the same ID number that you have on your logbook.
Your MOT or Roadworthiness certificate
Your MOT or (DORT) roadworthiness test must be carried out once your car is 4 years old. It will then need to be undertaken in 2 year intervals thereafter. They will check your car’s emissions, brakes, tyres, steering wheeling, suspension, lights etc.
It is important to note that driving without a valid MOT can lead to prosecution.
How old must you be to drive in Cyprus?
Remember that the age that you can drive in Cyprus is NOT the same as the UK.
You can apply for a learner licence to drive cars and small motorcycles at 17.5 years of age. However, you cannot take the driving test until you are 18 years old. In the case that you are driving a car with a learner’s licence an adult must be with you at all times.