How can I exchange my Dutch driving licence in Norway?

If you live in Norway 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 a Norwegian one.

Exchanging your driving licence

You can exchange your Dutch driving licence for a Norwegian one at the Statens Vegvesen in the district in which you live. You don’t need to retake your driving test.

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

What do I need?

Visit the Statens Vegvesen website for information on the documents you will need if you wish 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 then exchanged it for a Dutch driving licence, you may not always be able to exchange your Dutch driving licence in another EU country. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) (information in Norwegian and English) can tell you whether you can exchange your Dutch driving licence for a Norwegian licence in this case. If this is not possible, you’ll need to take your driving test again.


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