Applying for a Dutch driving licence

  • You need to apply for your driving licence in person at the municipality.
  • You need to make an appointment to apply or renew your Dutch driving licence.
  • Your driving license will be ready for you after 5 working days.
  • You will need to pick up your driving license in person. You have to make an appointment for this. 
  • In general your Dutch driving licence will be valid for 10 years. Please check the front and back of your licence to confirm its validity.
  • Due to COVID-19 measures there is a temporary extension of driving licence validity. Please check with de RDW (Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer, Dutch Vehicle Authority) whether this applies to you.

Make an appointment

You can make an appointment online to apply for a driver's license.

Needed for the application

  • A passport photo: strict rules apply to passport photos. Read the rules on the website of the Dutch Government.
  • A valid form of identification and your old driving licence: is your driving licence still valid and clearly readable? Then you may use it as a valid form of identification as well.
  • Enough funds to pay for the driving licence. The fees must be paid upfront when you submit your application.
Make an appointment driving licence

Declaration of loss

Have you lost your driving licence? Or has it been stolen? Apply for a new driving licence or a replacement at the municipality. During the appointment you will fill in a declaration of loss for your old driving licence. The municipality will invalidate your old drivers licence.

Appointment if lost or stolen

Expedited application Dutch driving licence

Do you need your driving licence urgently? Then you can follow the expedited procedure. You will have to wait a maximum of 2 working days (if you submit the application before 2:00 p.m.). However, usually your driving licence will be ready for pick up the next day. Additional costs apply.

If no short term slot is available, contact us by phone (035-609 34 11 on working days between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.).

Make an appointment to pick up your driving license

You first need to apply for your driving licence. After you applied for a driving license the license will be ready for you after 5 working days. You need to make an appointment to pick up your driving license at the municipality.

Appointment pick up driving license

Costs

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Driving licence application Costs (euro)
Driving license 41,60
Extra costs expedited application 34,10