Attention Australians, Canadians, and US citizens: New rules for exchanging your driver’s license apply from 1 April 2016!

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As of 1 April 2016, residents of Denmark with a driver’s license from Australia, Canada, or the United States, which join the ‘Group 1 countries’ club, will be able to exchange their driver’s license for a Danish one without taking exams. They have up to one year after establishing ‘usual residence’ to do so. Read my previous – and updated – posts about this subject here and here and find other information about it here and here.

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4 thoughts on “Attention Australians, Canadians, and US citizens: New rules for exchanging your driver’s license apply from 1 April 2016!

    Carla said:
    April 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Hi! I have just been through the new transfer process and have a few tips, especially for Aussies, that I have written up here: https://rigtigvigtigt.com/2016/04/27/exhanging-a-foreign-driving-licence-in-denmark/

    You might want to add to your post that they need proof of when you were first issued your licence, so if it isn’t written on your card, you’ll need to get other documentation. The Borgerservice in Copenhagen also gave me contradictory advice when I asked about driving on your existing licence for the first year – they were adamant it was only 90 days. I think they might just not be across all the new rules though…

    Thanks for the informative post – I was looking everywhere for info and there is not much around on this topic yet, its super helpful!

      sarahinjylland responded:
      April 28, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Thank you very much for your comment and added tips, Carla. I am sure this will be helpful to those who read it from now on.

      I am guessing that you’re right about borgerservice in Copenhagen – it’s pretty clear now that you have one year to exchange; the old rules gave you less time. It will take a little while for the citizens service office around the country to get up to speed on everything…

      sarahinjylland responded:
      April 28, 2016 at 10:08 am

      I have just updated my post, Carla, including a link to your post. Thanks. I think Copenhagen borgerservice has the Group 1 countries’ exchange time window (one year) confused with that of the Group 2 countries (90 days)…

        Carla said:
        April 28, 2016 at 10:16 am

        They were definitely very confused about the whole thing! Sounds about right. 🙂

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