Renewing your Dutch driving licence in China
If you live in China and your Dutch driving licence has (almost) expired, you can renew it.
Renewing your driving licence
If you have the nationality of an EU/EEA country, you can renew your driving licence via the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW), even if it has already expired. Follow the steps to apply for a new driving licence.
The RDW does not send post abroad. You will therefore need to provide a correspondence address in the Netherlands to which forms and your driving licence can be sent. This could, for example, be the address of a family member or friend.
Step 1: Request an application form
You can request an application form for renewing your driving licence (in Dutch) from the RDW's website.
Step 2: Collect the right documents
You will need the following original documents:
- your Dutch driving licence
- a photocopy of your valid travel document, e.g. a passport or identity card
- a completed and signed application form
- 1 colour passport photo that meets Dutch passport photo requirements and is less than 6 months old.
In the following situations you will need to supply additional documents. Click on the situation(s) that applies (apply) to you for more information.
Step 3: Submit your documents
Send all the documents needed for your application to the RDW:
RDW, Unit Rijbewijzen
9640 HA Veendam
Step 4: Pay the fee
Pay the fee for your application for a new driving licence. Scroll to ‘Applying for a new driving licence' and 'Fees' on the RDW's website to find out what the fee is and how to pay it.
The RDW will not assess your application until the fee has been paid. If your application is approved the RDW will send your new driving licence to your correspondence address in the Netherlands within 10 working days. If your application is rejected you will receive a letter explaining why.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.