When moving to Denmark, you might have to exchange your driver's licence for a Danish one and in some cases, pass a new test in order to drive legally.
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If you have a foreign driver's licence and are residing in Denmark, you must make sure that your licence is valid for driving in Denmark.
If your licence is issued in an EU/EEA country or in the Faroe Islands, you may not need to exchange your driver's licence for a Danish one. You may drive the same vehicles in Denmark as you are allowed to drive on your licence in the country of issue.
If your driver's licence is valid for more than 15 years, you are required to exchange your license for a Danish one within two years of taking residence in Denmark. We advise you to check the rules on driving in Denmark, as there are some exceptions.
Licences from other countriesIf your licence is issued in another country, please check the rules for driving in Denmark.
Please pay attention to the rules specifying how long you can wait before being required to exchange your foreign driver's licence for a Danish one.
You can find additional information about driving in Denmark from the Danish police.
Do you need to change or renew your driver's licence?If you need to change or renew your licence, you have to schedule an appointment at Borgerservice (citizen service). Click on a button "Kørekort - bestil tid". It costs 280 DKK to change/renew your driver's licence.
You should bring:
- Original driver’s license
- Health Insurance (Yellow) Card
- A photo
- Residence Permit (for residents outside of EU)
- Doctor’s clearance (for residents outside of EU)