If your health is good enough - and you have turned 75, but not yet 78 - your doctor will give you a health certificate that is valid for up to 3 years. Your new driving licence, however, will be valid no longer than until the day before your 80th birthday.

After you turn 78, your health certificate and driving licence may be issued for up to 2 years at each renewal. If a health certificate is issued for 3 years to someone who has turned 78, the length of validity of the driving licence will still be only 2 years, in accordance with the Regulations relating to driving licences, etc.

Visit a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office and present your health certificate

After seeing your doctor, visit a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon). Bring your health certificate and, if applicable, eyesight certificate. The health certificate must be no older than 3 months when you submit it, and you will be issued with a new driving licence with a length of validity based on your health certificate. If our records do not contain an electronic photograph of you, or if this photograph is not in accordance with rules and regulations in force, you will be required to take a new photograph in the booth at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon).

Fees for licence renewal and photos are listed here.

At later renewals the same process must be repeated, with a new health certificate (and eyesight certificate if applicable) and the new driving licence. You need to renew your driving licence before it expires in order to hold your driving entitlements without interruption.

Health issues and driving

Remember that you must not drive a vehicle while temporarily ill, suffering from poor health or when use of medication renders you incapable of driving safely. Your doctor is obligated to report to the county governor if you over an extended period of time (6 months or more) fail to satisfy the health requirements for a driving licence.