Renewing your driving licence in the Philippines?

If you live in the Philippines and your Dutch driving licence has expired, you can renew it.

Renewing your driving licence

You can apply to the Road Transport Agency (RDW) in the Netherlands for a new Dutch driving licence as follows:

  1. Request an application form online (information in Dutch).
  2. The RDW will send the application form to the Dutch correspondence address you provide.
  3. Return the form to the RDW, together with the documents required. The user guide for driving licence applications (PDF, 475kb) (information in Dutch) tells you which documents you need to send.
  4. Pay the driving licence application fee.
  5. The RDW will send your driving licence to your correspondence address in the Netherlands within 10 working days.

Driving licence lost or stolen?

If your Dutch driving licence has been lost or stolen, you can apply for a new driving licence as follows:

  1. Request an application form online (information in Dutch).
  2. The RDW will send the application form to the Dutch correspondence address you provide.
  3. Return the form to the RDW, together with the documents required. The user guide for driving licence applications (PDF, 475kb) (information in Dutch) tells you which documents you need to send. You must always submit a statement of loss (PDF, 75kb) (information in Dutch).
  4. Pay the driving licence application fee.
  5. The RDW will send your driving licence to your correspondence address in the Netherlands within 10 working days.

International driving licence lost or stolen?
If your international driving licence (information in Dutch) has been lost or stolen, you will have to go in person to an ANWB store in the Netherlands to get a new one. You cannot buy an international driving licence online or by phone.

Additional information

Would you like to apply for a Filipino Driving license?

Check for more information on how to apply for a Filipino driving license on the website of the Philippines Land Transportation Office

In the case that you have stayed in the Philippines for more than 1 month and you are in the possession of a visa for at least 1 year, then you should apply for a Filipino driving license.

In that case you need to present to the Land Transportation Office an original and photocopy of the English translation of your Dutch driving License and issued by the Embassy. You can make an appointment at the Embassy by sending an e-mail to us. You can find the tariff of this Consular Statement on this page. While visiting the Embassy you can wait for the Statement and pay at the counters.