Drivers with non-EU/EEA driver's licences are required to apply to have their driver's licence exchanged no later than 14 days after they are issued with a Danish CPR number. You are only allowed to drive with a non-EU/EEA driver's licence for 14 days after being issued a CPR number. Driving in Denmark after 14 days have elapsed without a Danish driver's licence is illegal and the penalty for doing so is DKK 5,000.
An application to exchange your driver's licence for a Danish equivalent is made to Citizens’ Service. Citizens’ Services are responsible for issuing driver's licences, and collecting payment.
At Citizens’ Services you will be asked to complete a form, which you must hand in along with the below mentioned documentation. Please note that Citizens’ Services charge DKK 280 for processing your application.
If your driver's licence was issued in Brazil, Ukraine, Australian Capital Territory, Japan, Russia, Taipei (Taiwan), South Korea or Switzerland you need to take no further action. When your original licence has been verified by the police you will receive a temporary licence and your new Danish driver's licence will be sent to your home address within one month.
If your driver's licence was issued by any other non-EU country you will have to pass a theory and driving test before you can be issued with a Danish licence.
Ansvarlig redaktør: Rikke Østergaard Ishøy