From March 23, 2024, driver's licenses in Belarus will be issued for a period of 20 years, the head of the department of registration and examination activities and technical supervision of the traffic police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Aleksandar Shmaenkau, told BelTA.

According to him, such a decision "will benefit both regular drivers and the registration department of the traffic police", as it will reduce the burden on them.

In addition, this practice, noted Shmaenkau, fully corresponds to international practice.

"Many countries issue certificates for such a period.

A similar idea was also proposed in the Russian Federation," he noted.

The new order is provided for by Decree No. 55, which was signed by Alexander Lukashenko on February 16.

According to it, the terms of issuing certificates of registration of vehicles at the traffic police are reduced (from 10 to 7 working days), and the terms of validity of the driver's license (from 10 to 20 years) and permission to participate in traffic are increased, from the issue of which has been less than 3 years (up to 3 years).