Applying to collect a driving licence

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.

Last updated on 8 September 2022

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Applying to collect a driving licence at your municipality

You must collect your driving licence in person at your municipality. Take along a colour passport photograph and a valid form of identification. The passport photograph in your driving licence must meet a number of requirements, for example, size and lighting.

If you want more information on how to collect your first driving licence, contact your municipality.

Applying for a driving licence as a 17-year old 

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.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Reglement rijbewijzen, artikel 26 t/m 49

Reglement rijbewijzen, artikelen 49a t/m 49c (aanvraag bij begeleid rijden - 2todrive)

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