Driver's License Examination

Q2 How can we obtain a regular driver's license?

A2
There are two ways for you to obtain a regular driver's license: one is to go to a designated driving school and another is to come to the driver's license examination office to take a driving test.

People who finished a driving school;

Please follow the procedures below.

Please follow the procedures below.

Examination Office Time for Test Application Test Time License Delivery
Kadoma
Driver's
License
Examination
Office
Monday through Friday
from 10:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.
except holidays 
Starting at
0:45 p.m.
Approximately
from 4:50 p.m.
Komyoike
Driver's
License
Examination
Office
Monday through Friday
from 10:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.
except holidays
Starting at
0:45 p.m.
Approximately
from 4:50 p.m

Exemption of the examination

If you fall under the following two categories, you are exempted from a written test so you take only an aptitude test.
  -  People who already have a first class license of other type of vehicle want to take a test of a first class license except for a moped and a light special equipment; or
    -  People who already have a second class license of other type of vehicle want to take a test of a second class license
In this case, time for test application is from 8:45 a.m. to noon and from 0:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at both the Kadoma Driver's License Examination Office and the Komyoike Driver's License Examination Office.

Necessary items

  • Temporary driver's license
  • A driver's license for other types of a vehicle if you have
  • Number 1 and 2 below if you don't have any other driver's license or your temporary driver's license expired.
  1. A copy of a residence certificate containing a registered permanent domicile (nationality for foreign citizens)
  2. Any identification including health insurance certificate, Basic Residence Registration card,      passport, student ID or company ID

  • If you finished a driving school outside Osaka Prefecture and don't have any other types of drivers license (except for a temporary drivers license), you need a copy of a residence certificate containing a registered permanent domicile (nationality for foreign citizens).
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  • Certificate of Driving School

  • One photograph:
    A full-faced, head-and-shoulder photo with no hat on against the plain background that was taken within the past six months:
    Size of a photo is 3 cm ×2.4 cm. 
  • Writing utensils:
    Number two pencils (HB), an eraser, a ball-point pen
  • Glasses if you need
  • Fees
Type For test For delivery
Regular 1,750 yen 2,050 yen

Note

  • When your driver's license was revoked or rejected, or you were prohibited from driving with your international driving permit for more than six months but you didn't attend a lecture for drivers whose license has been revoked, you are not qualified for an examination. However, if you obtained a new driver's license (except for a temporary driver's license) after revocation, you are qualified. If you have an illness, you have to report your condition or symptoms so that we can judge your competency to drive safely or not.
  • Personal information such as permanent address or driver's license number is recorded into the IC chip of the driver's license. Since this is very important information, a security code number is necessary in order for us to prevent unlawful use of the personal information. Please prepare two sets of a four digit security number when you come to apply.

People who directly come to the examination office to take an examination

Flow of the examination to obtain a regular driver's license

Written examination for a temporary license  → Driving test for a temporary license  → Written examination for a regular driver's license  → Driving test for a regular driver's license

After passing all four examinations, you must take a lecture for drivers with a driver's license of a regular passenger vehicle and a lecture for emergency relief activities

Qualifications of candidacy for an examination

Those who are older than 18 years old and have a present address in Osaka Prefecture

Examination for a temporary driver's license

Written examination for a temporary driver's license

An examination consists of 50 questions in the alternative form or in the right and wrong fore to judge if you have enough knowledge to drive a vehicle. (30 minutes)
You must have more than 90 % of correct answers to pass the examination.

People who are exempted from a written test

If you have a driver's license for heavy special equipment, large-size motorcycle or regular-size motorcycle, you are exempted from a written test.

Examination office hour

Examination Office Time for Test Application Test Time
Kadoma
Driver's License
Examination Office
Monday through Friday
from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
except holidays
Starting at
10:00 a.m
Komyoike
Driver's License
Examination Office
Monday through Friday
from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
except holidays
Starting at
9:40 a.m.

Necessary items (for a temporary driver's license)

A driver's license for other types of a vehicle if you have

Number 1 and 2 below if you don't have any other driver's license or your temporary driver's license expired.

  1. A copy of a residence certificate containing a registered permanent domicile (nationality for foreign citizens)
  2. Any identification including health insurance certificate, Basic Residence Registration card, passport, student ID or company ID
  • One photograph
    A full-faced, head-and-shoulder photo with no hat on against the plain background that was taken within the past six months

    Size of a photo is 3 cm ×2.4 cm
    (Please refer to the Criteria for Photograph on the website for further information.)
  • Writing utensils:Number two pencils (HB), an eraser, a ball-point pen
  • Glasses if you need
  • Fees

Type For test For delivery For use of a vehicle
Temporary driver's license 2 ,850yen 1,100yen 1,550yen

Driving test (for a temporary driver's license)

People who pass a written test will take a driving test on the day designated to you.

Examination for a regular driver's license

Written examination for a regular driver's license

An examination consists of 95 questions in the alternative form or in the right and wrong form to judge if you have enough knowledge to drive a vehicle. (50 minutes)
You must have more than 90 % of correct answers to pass the examination.

  • People who are exempted from a written test
  • If you have a driver's license for heavy special equipment, large-size motorcycle or regular-size motorcycle, you are exempted from a written test.
  • Examination office hour
Examination Office Time for Test Application Test Time
Kadoma
Driver's License
Examination Office
Monday through Friday
from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
except holidays
Starting at
10:00 a.m
Komyoike
Driver's License
Examination Office
Monday through Friday
from 8:45 a.m. to 9 :30 a.m.
except holidays
Starting at
9:40 a.m.

Necessary items (at the time of examination for a regular driver's license)

  • A driver's license for other types of a vehicle if you have
  • A copy of a residence certificate containing a registered permanent domicile (nationality for foreign citizens) if you don't have any other driver's license
  • One photograph
    A full-faced, head-and-shoulder photo with no hat on against the plain background that was taken within the past six months
    Size of a photo is 3 cm ×2.4 cm
    (Please refer to the Criteria for Photograph on the website for further information.)
  • Writing utensils:Number two pencils (HB), an eraser, a ball-point pen
  • A temporary driver's license
  • Declaration Form of Driving Practice on the Street
  • You must practice driving on the street with a temporary driver's license for more than 5 days within 3 months. Please fill out the Declaration Form of Driving Practice on the Street.
  • Glasses if you need.
  • You must practice driving on the street with a temporary driver's license for more than 5 days within 3 months. Please fill out the Declaration Form of Driving Practice on the Street.
  • Fees
Type For a test For delivery For lecture For use of a vehicle
Regular
driver's
license
2,200yen 2,050yen  Regular vehicle: 9,800 yen
 Emergency relief activities: 3,900 yen
900yen
  • If you have a driver's license for large-sized or regular motorcycles or if you are a medical doctor, you are exempted from taking a lecture of emergency relief activities.

Driving test

People who pass a written test will take a driving test on the day designated to you.

Note

  • When your driver's license was revoked or rejected, or you were prohibited from driving with your international driving permit for more than six months but you didn't attend a lecture for drivers whose license has been revoked, you are not qualified for an examination. However, if you obtained a new driver's license (except for a temporary driver's license) after revocation, you are qualified. If you have an illness, you have to report your condition or symptoms so that we can judge your competency to drive safely or not.
  • Personal information such as permanent address or driver's license number is recorded in the IC chip of the driver's license. Since this is very important information, a security code number is necessary in order for us to prevent unlawful use of the personal information. Please prepare two sets of a four digit security number when you come to apply.