Driving licence

You are allowed to use your existing driving licence in Norway for a maximum of 3 months if it is still valid and you meet the Norwegian age requirements.

If you've been granted a temporary residence permit of up to 6 months and a valid employment contract, you are allowed to use your existing driving license in Norway for a maximum of 6 months. You will need to carry both the permit and contract when you drive.

If you're planning to live and drive in Norway for a much longer period, then you will need to have a valid Norwegian driving licence. Whether or not you can simply exchange your driving licence for a Norwegian one depends on where your existing licence is issued from.

All of the links below will direct you to the relevant information on The Norwegian Public Roads Administration's (Statens Vegvesen) website

Here are some useful links to help you navigate through the process of getting a Norwegian driving licence


24hr roadside assistance (breakdown, towing, emergency repairs, etc)

Last modified 6 November 2023
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