Apply for a driving licence
Are you acquiring a driving licence for the first time or upgrading it to include a new licence category? Apply for a driving licence on Your Page.
You can also apply for a driving licence using an application form on paper. You can mail the completed form to your local Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon) or hand it in there yourself. You need to book an appointment if you wish to hand it in yourself.
Regardless of how you apply, you will receive confirmation to your digital postbox. If you do not have a digital postbox, we will send the confirmation letter to your address in the National Population Register. If you hand in your application at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, you will receive written confirmation at the counter, showing that we have registered your application
Automatic check of conduct history
When you apply for a driving licence for the first time, your application will automatically be sent to the police for a check of your conduct history. It usually takes two to four weeks to receive their response, but it may also take longer.
Your application will be sent for a new conduct history check every four months for up to three years until you have obtained your driving licence. If you are getting your driving licence more than three years after you first applied, you need to contact us for a new conduct history check.
How will you know if your conduct history is approved?
You can see if your conduct has been approved, under Your applications on Your Page.
What can you do if your conduct history is not approved?
If you think that new information may have an impact on your conduct history, we can order a new conduct history check. In this case, you need to contact us.
How long is your approved conduct valid?
Conduct approval is valid for six months.
Do you need to submit an eyesight or health certificate?
When you are getting a driving licence for a light category
If you are applying for a driving licence for a moped, motorcycle, car, tractor or snowmobile, you need to submit an eyesight certificate if, for example you have impaired vision. You need to submit a health certificate if your health is impaired in a way that may affect road safety. You will be asked about this when you apply for a driving licence.
When you are getting a driving licence for a heavy category
If you are applying for a driving licence for a light lorry, lorry, minibus or bus, or for a CPC for Emergency Vehicles, you need to submit a health certificate from a doctor.
The exception is if you have submitted a health certificate previously and it is still valid for the category/competence you are applying to upgrade to.
Where can you get a health or eyesight certificate?
A health certificate must be obtained from a doctor. An eyesight certificate can be obtained from a government-approved optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye specialist), and in some cases from a regular doctor. You will find more information about this in the letter you receive once we have registered your application.
Send your eyesight or health certificate to your local Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon)
If you need to submit an eyesight or health certificate, your driving school can only book a driving test for you when we have received the certificate. If you are only taking a theory test, you need to submit the certificate before you take the theory test. The certificate must not be more than three months old when we receive it.
We need the original version of your eyesight or health certificate. You can mail it to your nearest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. If you are taking a theory test, you can also hand in the certificate when you present yourself for the test.
How long does it take to register an eyesight or health certificate?
It may take up to a week from the time we receive an eyesight or health certificate, before it is registered in our systems. You will receive an SMS and email once it has been registered. You can also see on Your Page when it has been registered.
Authorise a driving school to book a driving test
When you are ready to take the practical driving test, your driving school will book the test session for you. In order to do this, the school needs authorisation from you. You can give them this on Your Page.