Index


  • Do I need to exchange my driving licence?
  • EU/EER licence
  • Non-EU/EER licence
  • Driving Licence Exchange Service
Do I need to exchange my driving licence?

Driving licence exchange is required in some cases. Whether you’ll need a Dutch driving licence depends on the duration of your stay, and from which country you hold your existing one.

EU/EER licence

When your driving license is issued in an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Iceland, the exact date of issue influences the steps you need to take:

– If your driving license was issued before January 19th 2013, you are allowed to drive in the Netherlands as long as it is valid, with a maximum of 10 years. If it’s older than 9 years, you are allowed to drive here for 2 years (count from the date you registered at the Town Hall).

– If your driving license was issued after January 19th 2013, you are allowed to drive in the Netherlands as long as it is valid, with a maximum of 15 years.

Non-EU/EER licence

You are allowed to drive in the Netherlands with a valid non-EU/EER driving license for 185 days (six months) after the first registration at the Dutch town hall. Before the six months have passed, you need to have exchanged it for a Dutch one. Otherwise you will be driving illegally, which may result in a considerable fine. In case of an accident your insurance company may not cover the damages.

Driving Licence Exchange Service

Settle Service can provide clear instructions and coordinate and (if agreed) accompany the needed appointments for the exchange. Check out our Driving Licence Service. We help you make sure that you drive legally in your new home country!

Our goal is to make moves, so you don’t have to.

“Very fast, efficient and straight forward online service. Thank you Evelien and Settle Service team.“

— By Jan

Salary Criteria 2022 and costs for HSM and other immigration procedures

In this article you will find the salary criteria 2022 for the HSM and other immigration procedures. Time lines Before you start reading I would also like to take the opportunity to update you on the current timelines for immigration […]

Read on

Settle Service award winning company!

Settle Service has two major groups of customers. The first group are the direct customers, with whom we are in direct contact. The second group are the Relocation Management Companies (RMC’s). RMC’s have worldwide or multiple location contracts with their […]

Read on

EU Blue Card changes in the coming years

The EU Blue card is a permit that makes it easier for non EU employees to move within the EU. For employers the advantage is that their future employees might be more interested to come to the Netherlands with an […]

Read on
  • EURA 2008-2016
  • Worldwide ERC
  • ARPN
  • EURA