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.

In case of urgency

Please only make an appointment if you need your driving licence urgently or if it expires within 14 days.

Make an appointment

Symptoms of Covid-19? No appointment

We ask you not to come to your appointment should you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, such as a cold, coughing, and/or fever.


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Driving licence application Costs (euro)
Driving license 41,00
Extra costs expedited application 34,10
Extra costs loss of theft 27,45

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.