I'm abroad and my Dutch driving licence has (almost) expired. What should I do?

Are you outside the Netherlands and has your Dutch driving licence (almost) expired? What you can do depends on where you live. Keep in mind that you can only drive with a valid driving licence. Driving with an expired driving licence is punishable. You are also not insured in that case.


Do you have a valid foreign driving licence in addition to your Dutch driving licence? Then it is not necessary to renew your Dutch driving licence. If you are visiting the Netherlands, you may drive with your valid foreign driving licence. Are you living in the Netherlands again? Then you can exchange your foreign driving licence back for a Dutch driving licence.

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