How can I exchange my Dutch driving licence in Estonia?

If you live in Estonia and your Dutch driving licence has expired (or has almost expired), you cannot renew it. Your only option is to exchange your Dutch licence for an EstonianĀ one.

Exchanging your driving licence

You can use your Dutch licence in Estonia as long as it is still valid. If your driving licence is about to expire, you can exchange it for an Estonian one at the Transport Administration (Maanteeamet). This must be done according to the European rules. You can only have 1 European driving licence. You will however have to meet the conditions specified on the Transport Administration website (information in English, Estonian and Russian). If your Dutch driving licence expired more than 5 years ago you will need to retake your theoretical and practical exams.

Attention: Your Estonian driving licence may be valid for longer or shorter than your Dutch driving licence.

What do I need?

Visit the Transport Administration website for information (in English, Estonian and Russian) on the documents you will need if you wish to exchange your driving licence.

Lost your driving licence?

If your Dutch driving licence has been lost, stolen or damaged, the Estonian Transport Administration will check with the Dutch authorities whether you are qualified to drive and whether your details are correct. If everything checks out you will be able to exchange your driving licence.

Exchanged driving licence?

If your original driving licence was issued by a country that is not part of the European Union (EU) and you exchanged it for a Dutch driving licence, you may not always be able to exchange your Dutch driving licence in another EU country. The Transport Administration can tell you whether you can exchange your Dutch driving licence for an Estonian licence in this case. If this is not possible, you will need to take your driving test again.


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