Driving license issued within the EU/EEA
A driver’s license issued within the EU/EEA ranks alongside a Danish driver’s license. It gives you permission to drive in Denmark, as long as the driving license is valid and you are under the age of 70.
A driving license acquired within the EU/EEA can be exchanged to an equivalent Danish driving license without taking a driving test.
Driving license issued in a non EU/EEA country (exchange)
If you have permanent residency in Denmark and have a driving license issued in a country outside of the EU/EEA, you must exchange your foreign driving license with a Danish driving license within 90 days. If you fail to do so, you may be banned from driving a vehicle in Denmark.
You can exchange your foreign driving license with a Danish driving license at the citizen service centre in the municipality.
You must bring along:
- A medical certificate issued by your own general practitioner in Denmark
- A passport photo
- Your driving license
- Valid passport
If you are not a Danish or Nordic citizen, you must also bring along a valid residence permit (or residence certificate if you are an EU citizen)
You must also bring a translation of your driving license if it is not issued in the Latin alphabet, or if a translation into German, English or French does not exist. The translation must be done by a translator who is approved by the National Commission of the Danish Police.
If you do not have a valid passport, you must bring your original baptism certificate or birth certificate, as well as photo ID.
You can bring your vehicle with you from your home country, but the vehicle must be re-registered - or you must obtain exemption.
If your vehicle is registered in your home country, you must pay a registration fee to the Danish tax authorities (SKAT). However, you can apply for permission to use your vehicle in Denmark without paying the registration fee to SKAT.
- Read more about vehicles with foreign number plates at skat.dk (in English)
- Read more in Work in Denmark's guide to the vehicle and driver’s licence (in English and German)