Digital driving licence
Get the driving licence app on your phone and leave your physical licence at home when you are driving in Norway. See the features of the app here.
Download the app
The app is only available in Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk). You can download the app Førerkort here:
- Download the app Førerkort from App Store.
- Download the app Førerkort from Google Play.
- Download the app Førerkort from Huawei AppGallery.
If you are stopped for inspection, you need to present a valid driving licence. You can choose whether you want to carry your digital or physical driving licence when driving. It is not necessary to carry both versions.
If you use your digital driving licence, you must ensure that you have enough battery life on your mobile phone to last throughout the drive, and the screen must be readable.
A digital driving licence is valid as proof of identity if you are stopped for inspection along the road. You should not expect it to be accepted as proof of identity in other situations.
Valid only in Norway
Your digital driving licence is only valid in Norway. If you are going abroad, you need to bring your physical driving licence.
Who can get a digital driving licence?
In order to use a digital driving licence
- you need to have a valid Norwegian driving licence
- you need to have a bank-card-sized driving licence
- your photo must be digitally stored with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration
- you need to be registered as a resident of Norway.
The app will tell you if you cannot activate a digital licence, and also what you need to do to be able to use it.
The app can show a temporary driving permit
If you already have a digital driving licence when you order a new physical licence, a temporary driving permit will appear in your digital driving licence app. If stopped for roadside inspection you can present the digital temporary permit. The temporary permit is valid for one month.
If you have not previously had a digital driving licence and recently ordered a new driving licence, your driving licence card must be manufactured before you can use the digital licence. In this case, you will not get a temporary driving permit in the app.
Use the Førerkort-app for verification
In a situation where you need to let someone inspect the validity of the information on your digital driving licence you may allow them to scan the QR code in the app. When the code is scanned you will receive a request on your phone asking you to allow another person to access your valid driving licence data. By allowing access you enable the other person to see your picture, name, date of birth, licence number, licence categories and codes, and dates of issue and expiration. The data are accessible on the other person’s device until the presentation is closed or for a maximum of 5 minutes.
Use the Førerkort-app for verification on behalf of a company or organisation
If your company rents out vehicles, you are responsible for checking that anyone who rents a vehicle has a valid driving licence for the right category. You can now use the Førerkort app to scan and verify their driving licence information on behalf of a company.
When you request permission to verify a digital driving licence, the holder of the licence will only see the name of the business you represent, not your name.
In order to check someone’s driving licence, you need to have a role that allows you to act on behalf of the company in Altinn (Altinn).
Different lengths of validity?
Does the length of validity on your physical driving licence exceed the length of validity on your digital licence? The reason is new rules according to which driving licences are no longer valid until the day you turn 100. Your driving licence must be renewed before 1 January 2033. If you turn 80 before 2033, you need to renew your driving licence by the day before you turn 80. When your licence has been renewed, both your physical and your digital driving licence will be updated with new dates of expiry.
Your digital driving licence reflects your physical licence. This means that driving entitlements for categories that have not been entered on your physical licence, will not be displayed in your digital licence either. You can log in to Your Page to see all your driving entitlements (licence categories). In order to make all categories visible on your driving licence, you need to renew your physical driving licence.
You can only use your digital driving licence on one telephone at a time. iPhones need iOS version 9.0 or newer. Androids need version 6.0 or newer.