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.
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 do 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.
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 to exchange your foreign driver's licence for a Danish one as well as important deadlines.
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). It costs 280 DKK to change/renew your driver's licence.
You should bring the following to your appointment:
- 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)
Find more information on how to obtain a driver license in Denmark on the website of Lifeindenmark.dk