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License Conversion

Information about converting your foreign driver's license to a Norwegian driver's license.

If you have a driving license from an EU/EEA country, you can exchange it for a Norwegian driving license of the same class. You do not need to take tests to exchange your driving license.

Visit Statens Vegvesen for information on how to exchange your EU/EEA license.

Driving license from Great Britain

You can exchange your British driving license for a Norwegian driving license according to the rules that apply to driving licenses from EEA countries. This applies even if your driving license was issued after the UK left the EU.

EU License

If your license is from one of the countries below, you may exchange it for a Norwegian one.


Your driving license must be valid and you must exchange it within one year of becoming a resident of Norway. In most cases, you must pass a practical driving test.

You can exchange your license if your license is from:

  • Australia

  • Canada

  • Great Britain

  • Greenland*

  • Hong Kong

  • Israel

  • Japan*

  • Monaco

  • New Zealand

  • San Marino

  • South Korea

  • Switzerland*

  • USA

*Special exchange rules apply to Greenland, Japan, and Switzerland.

Visit Statens Vegvesen for information on how to exchange your foreign driver's license.

Outsid EU

Book a Lesson

Road laws in Norway are different from other countries. Book a practice lesson to make sure you pass the test with Statens Vegvesen.

If you have a full driver's license from a country outside the EU/EEA that is NOT listed above, you are considered a first-time driver in Norway.


You must complete the mandatory Driving in the Dark course and First Aid Course.

Visit Statens Vegvesen for requirements for licenses outside of the EU/EEA that is not listed above.

Not Listed

The first aid course is mandatory for anyone who is considered as a first-time driver. The course is about traffic accidents, where you will learn about first aid, your responsibilities, and what to do to assess the situation.

The Night Driving course is mandatory for anyone who is considered as a first-time driver. It is a combination of theory in classroom and demonstrations in the car, plus outdoors.
The instructor will do the driving.

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