Faro IMT branch boosts services as Britons flock to swap driving licences

in Algarve · 11-04-2019 10:05:00 · 0 Comments

The Faro branch of the Institute of Mobility and Transport (IMT) has bolstered its customer service in Faro due to the growing number of British residents looking to swap their British driving licences for Portuguese ones due to Brexit, the government revealed at the weekend.

“British citizens [resident in Portugal] have been seeking the IMT branch in Faro to exchange their English driving licenses for Portuguese”, said Luís Goes Pinheiro, Assistant State Secretary for Administrative Modernisation, in statements to Lusa News Agency.


The increase in demand has prompted the government to make the decision to add another dozen employees to the Algarve counter, according to the same source.


“Faro is an area under particular pressure due to ‘Brexit’ and the English citizens who live in Portugal”, the Assistant State Secretary commented, noting that he did not have specific information on the number of requests for these licence exchanges.



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