Japan

You may exchange a passenger car driving licence from Japan for a Norwegian Category B driving licence for passenger cars without taking a new driving test. The deadline for exchanging a driving licence without a test is one year after you took up normal residence in Norway.

If you have not exchanged your licence within the one-year deadline, you will need to undergo training in night driving, first aid and a safety course on a practice range, as well as passing the theory test and the practical driving test. The deadline for doing this is two years after you took up normal residence in Norway.

If you have a Japanese driving licence with other driving entitlements (licence categories), you can apply for an exchange on the condition that you take the practical driving test in the heaviest licence category and/or any A categories, within the first year of taking up normal residence in Norway.

Greenland

A Category B passenger car driving licence from Greenland, issued after 1 January 1995, may be exchanged upon passing a practical driving test. The same rules for exchange apply as for countries outside the EU/EEA. Other categories cannot be exchanged. If your driving licence was issued before 1 January 1995, it cannot be exchanged in Norway. If you wish to have a licence in Norway you will then have to acquire it the same way as a first-time licence applicant.

Switzerland

A driving licence from Switzerland may be exchanged for a Norwegian driving licence with the corresponding driving entitlements (licence categories) without you having to take new tests. The deadline for exchanging your driving licence without tests is one year after you took up normal residence in Norway

After the one-year deadline you need to take the practical driving test for Category B. If you pass the test, you will acquire a Category B licence with any other entitlements (licence categories) that were included on your Swiss driving licence. If you fail, you will need to pass a driving test in the heaviest licence category you wish to have exchanged. If your driving licence only has Category A1/A2/A, you need to pass a practical riding test in the corresponding category.