How can I exchange my Dutch driving licence in Romania?
If you live in Romania 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 Romanian one.
Exchanging your driving licence
You can exchange your Dutch driving licence for a Romanian one at the Directia Regim Permise de Conducere și Înmatriculare a Vehiculelor (DRPCIV) (information in Romanian). This must be done according to the European rules. You can only have 1 European driving licence. You don’t need to retake your driving test.
What do I need?
Visit the DRPCIV government website for information on the other 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 DRPCIV can tell you whether you can exchange your Dutch driving licence for a Romanian licence in this case. If this is not possible, you will need to take your driving test again.
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