Renewing your driving licence in South Korea?

If you live in South Korea 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

Change your Dutch driving licence for a Korean licence

If you are staying in Korea for a long time, you may want to change your driving licence to a Korean licence. In order to do so, you need a declaration (echtheidsverklaring) from RDW.

The Korean authorities ask for the declaration to be issued with an apostille. For more information on how to legalise a Dutch document, see the link below.