Can I use my Dutch driving licence abroad?

If you have a Dutch driving licence and are going to drive abroad, check whether it is valid in your situation. 


Whether you're in the Netherlands or abroad, you are only allowed to drive if you have a valid driving licence. Driving with an expired licence is an offence and you will not be insured in the event of an accident. So you should always check before your trip how long your licence will be valid. 

I am or will be travelling abroad

If you are going abroad for a temporary stay (up to 8 months), for example for a holiday or for work, you may be able to drive using your Dutch driving licence. This depends on whether you are going to a country in the European Union (EU) or not.

I live, or will be living, outside the Netherlands

If you live outside the Netherlands or plan to do so, your Dutch driving licence will not always be valid in your country of residence. This depends on whether you live, or will be living, in a country the European Union (EU) or not.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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