My Dutch driving licence has been lost or stolen abroad. What should I do?

If you are not in the Netherlands and your Dutch driving licence has been lost or stolen, you are not allowed to drive. The steps you need to take depend on the situation. 

You must follow a different procedure if your driving licence has been confiscated abroad. Find out here what to do if your Dutch driving licence is confiscated while you're abroad.

No driving licence, no driving

Whether you're in the Netherlands or abroad, you must always be able to show a valid driving licence. So if your driving licence has been lost or stolen, you are not allowed to drive. You may get a fine if you drive anyway and the police stop you. And your car insurer may refuse to cover the damage if you cause an accident. Prevent this from happening by organising a new driving licence as soon as possible.

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