Please contact Citizens’ Services if you want to apply for a driving licence.

You must bring:

  • A recent photograph
  • A medical certificate from your GP
  • ID. If you do not have a valid passport, you must bring your original certificate of baptism, name certificate or birth certificate
  • Residence permit

The police have laid down certain specifications for photographs which apply to both children and adults:

  • Only a recent photograph showing a full-front view is accepted
  • No other persons are allowed in the photograph; this also applies to children
  • The photograph must measure 45 mm by 35 mm, and the head must be between 30 and 36 mm high
  • The photograph must show the head and top of shoulders
  • Photographs with shadows on the face or background are not accepted
  • The eyes must be open and clearly visible and look into the camera
  • The background must be plain and pale-coloured without patterns or motifs
  • Hats or head coverings are not permitted except when worn for religious reasons
  • Your mouth must be closed

If you live in Denmark and have a driving licence issued by a country outside the EU/EEA, you must convert your foreign driving licence to a Danish one no later than 90 days after you have been registered as resident i Denmark.

The rules are different depending on what country your licence is issued in. Please contact Citizens’ Services if you would like to know more.

If you need a new driving licence, or you would like a different category of driving licence, you must be instructed by a registered driving instructor.

Please also note that a number of health requirements must be met to be issued with a driving licence or a different category of driving licence. Read more about the specific requirements for your type of driving licence under the different tabs on this page

If you wish to convert your driving licence from a Non EU/EEA country please contact your local Citizens' Services.

You need to bring the following to the Citizens' Services:

 

  1. DKK 280.00
  2. Driving licence. If your driving licence is not in English, German or French, you must bring a translation of the driving licence. The driving licence must be translated by an interpreter who has been approved by the police. Citizens’ Services can help you find an interpreter.
  3. Residence permit
  4. Passport
  5. Medical certificate with photo

 

During those three months, you will have to pass a theoretical and a practical driving test. The first test is free of charge. If you do not pass the test on your first attempt, you will be charged DKK 890.00 for subsequent attempts. If you do not pass the test on your first attempt, your right to drive a car will be revoked until you have passed the driving test.

 

Both the theoretical and the practical test will be in Danish. You have the option of bringing an interpreter to the tests. The interpreter must have been approved by the police. Citizens’ Services can help you find an interpreter.

 

Your driving licence must be converted no later than 90 days after you have been registered as resident in Denmark.

If you wish to convert your driving licence from another country please contact your local Citizens' Services.

You need to bring the following to the Citizens Services:

  1. DKK 280.00
  2. Driving licence. If your driving licence is not in English, German or French, you must bring a translation of the driving licence. The driving licence must be translated by an interpreter who has been approved by the police. Citizens’ Services can help you find an interpreter.
  3. Residence permit
  4. Passport
  5. Medical certificate with photo

 

To have your driving licence converted it must have been issued at least six moths before you have been registered as resident in Denmark.

If your driving licence is issued in an EU/EEA country you will not be required to convert it.

If you anyhow wish to convert it please bring the following to you local Citizens' Services.

  1. DKK 280.00
  2. Driving licence
  3. Passport photo
  4. If the expiry date of your EU/EEA driving licence precedes your 70th birthday, you must also bring a medical certificate. If you fail to bring a medical certificate, the expiry date of the driving licence will remain unchanged