The Colombian driving license will be valid in Argentina and Portugal. This approval was made by the Government through an agreement with both countries for the reciprocal recognition of this document.
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According to the Vice Minister of Transportation, Eduardo Enríquez Maya, this benefit will be valid for tourists and short-term visitors.
“The objective of this validation is to strengthen international relations, promote the cooperation of the parties in terms of traffic and road safety, as well as continue with the task of digitizing procedures, for which Colombia signed an agreement with Portugal and Argentina for the recognition reciprocal driving licenses“, explained the official.
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Under this consensus, Portuguese and Argentine citizens will be able to homologate the document in Colombia, and in the same way, compatriots who are in Portugal and Argentina.
Regarding the rapprochement with Portugal, it was also learned that the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Ambassador Francisco Coy, made a working visit in Lisbon. There he spoke with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal, Francisco André, with the purpose of cBuild a bilateral agenda that strengthens diplomatic relations.
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Regarding those signed with Argentina, Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva Durán and his counterpart Santiago Cafiero agreed recognize national driving licenses so that citizens can move in a better way to tourist purposes.
(See: Step by step to renew your driver’s license).
The Colombian government also stated that it is working on negotiating this same benefit in countries such as Italy, France, Hungary and the United Arab Emirates.
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