Can I use my Dutch driving licence as ID abroad?

You cannot use your Dutch driving licence as a form of ID abroad. Only a valid passport or a valid identity card can be used for the purpose of identification outside the Netherlands. 

Your Dutch driving licence outside the Netherlands

You cannot use a Dutch driving licence to prove your identity outside the Netherlands. You can only prove your identity using a valid passport or a valid ID card. Which of the two you need depends on the country.

Validity Dutch driving licence

Outside the Netherlands, a Dutch driving licence can only be used to show which type of vehicle you are qualified to drive. However, your Dutch driving licence is not valid in all countries.


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