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Applying to collect a driving licence in the Netherlands

Have you passed your practical driving test? You can then collect your driving licence at your municipality. You are not allowed to drive a vehicle until you have collected your driving licence.

In the Netherlands the minimum age to sit a practical driving exam for a car is 17 years. Those who pass are only allowed to drive with a coach (supervisor), until they are 18. If you want to apply for a driving licence as a 17-year old, you must first apply for a begeleiderspas (accompanied driving permit) (in Dutch). You can then select up to 5 supervisors who can register to accompany you while driving. The names of the supervisors you have chosen will be on the accompanied driving permit. These supervisors accompany you while you are driving until your 18th birthday.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying for a driving licence

Please note: you can only apply for a driving license if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality. A driver's license is required to drive all vehicles, from mopeds to trucks. You can apply for or renew your driving license at the municipality where you live. You can also extend it online through

Medical examination and health declaration

A medical examination may be required when applying for or renewing a driving licence. A health declaration is required for this inspection. Do you want to know if this is necessary? And how do you request this? Check the municipality's website for more information.

Urgent request

Do you need your driver's license quickly? Then make an urgent request before 2 p.m. Your driver's license is usually ready the next working day. You pay a surcharge for an urgent request.

Lost or stolen

Has your driver's license been lost or stolen? You can report your missing person digitally with DigiD via the RDW . Your driver's license will then immediately be registered as missing. 
Don't have a DigiD? Then make an appointment at the municipality. At the counter you fill in a declaration of loss and immediately apply for a new driving licence. You do not have to report this to the police. Can you still find your driver's license? Submit this to the municipality. It is no longer valid.

Category Expansion

Passed a driving test in another category? Then you need a new driver's license. A health declaration is also required for some categories.

Driving license for young people under 18

Are you under 18 years old? You may then drive accompanied by a coach with a companion pass. You can apply for a supervisor's pass digitally at the National Road Traffic Agency . Once the guidance has been arranged, you can apply for the driving license at your municipality.

Foreign driving license exchange

You can exchange a foreign driving license at the municipality. Make an appointment for this . More information can be found on the website of the RDW .

Exchange military driver's license

The exchange from a military driver's license to a civilian driver's license goes through the municipality. Are you (former) military? Then simply apply for your driving license at the municipality. You must submit a statement of suitability (VvG) with this application. You can request this statement yourself from the CBR.

Driving longer with an expired driver's license

Did you know that you can often drive for a while with an expired driver's license? This depends, for example, on the date on which your driving license expired. New European rules apply to this that are retroactive to 1 September 2020. Check the website of the central government for more information.

When applying for or renewing your driving licence, please bring:

Are you 75 years or older? Then you bring:

Collect driver's license

  • Bring your old driver's license or a valid ID.
  • Bring your pick-up receipt.

You apply for your driving licence in person at the municipality where you live and are registered. You must make an appointment to do this.

In some cases you can also apply for your driving licence online. You will then be able to collect the new driving licence from the service desk after just 2 working days. You submit the application via the RDW website. Visit the RDW website to find out how to apply for a driving licence online (in Dutch).

Driving licence: € 43.80
Extra costs urgent application: € 34.10
Health certificate: € 41.00
Apply online: € 41.60

After around a week, you can collect your driving licence from the municipality in person.

Do you need it sooner than that?

If you need your driving licence urgently, you can make an urgent request. If you apply for the driving licence before 14:00, you will be able to collect it the next working day. You have to pay an extra fee for an urgent request.

How long are driving licences valid?

  • Under 65 years of age: valid for 10 years.
  • Between 65 and 70 years of age: valid until your 75th birthday.
  • Between 70 and 75 years of age: valid for 5 years.
  • Over 75 years of age: valid for a maximum of 5 years.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Moerdijk

Visiting address

Pastoor van Kessellaan 15

4761BJ Zevenbergen

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