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.

“The process was very smooth and hazzle free. Thanks for your prompt responses when ever i contacted settle service. Only issue was with availability of the slots in Dec Month.“

— By Sandeep

The Dutch Highly Skilled Migrant Procedure

What can you expect when you want to employ a non-EU citizen in the Netherlands? One of the most common ways to achieve this is to acquire a Highly Skilled Migrant permit. In this article, we will outline the requirements […]

Read on

Working from abroad with a Dutch residence permit

The trend of temporarily working from abroad is definitely there. As an employer you can decide on whether and how to facilitate this for your employees. It might be a good idea to make agreements with your employee in advance. […]

Read on

Settle Service and Anywr: a good combination

Anywr, leading international recruitment and job mobility operator, announces the acquisition of Settle Service. This is exciting news for both parties as we expect a fruitful combination. Who is Anywr? Anywr finds the best Talents around the world and proposes […]

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