Driving entitlements that expired between September 2020 and the end of June 2021 have been extended. They are now valid until 10 months after the validity date stated on your driving licence.

 

If you have passed 80 years of age, you still need to renew your driving licence with a health certificate. This also applies if you turn 80 before the extended entitlement expires.

If you wish to keep your driving licence after you have turned 80, you need to submit a health certificate from your doctor.

The health certificate may be valid for up to three years.

Is your driving licence valid until you turn 80 or 100?

In both cases, you need to renew it with a health certificate no later than when you turn 80. 

Is your driving licence valid until after you turn 80 because you have renewed it before?

When your driving licence expires, you will need to submit a new health certificate to renew it.

Before you turn 80, you normally do not need to submit a health certificate

Is your driving licence valid until you turn 75?

You will need to renew your driving licence, but do not need to submit a health certificate. Your new driving licence expires the day before you turn 80.

Driving licences that expire at the age of 75 were issued when a health certificate was required at this age.

If you have previously renewed your driving licence with a health certificate 

Before 19 June 2019, everyone had to renew their driving licences with a health certificate from the age of 75. If you did this and your driving licence expires before you turn 80, the following applies:

If your doctor gave you a health certificate with regular validity

You can renew your driving licence with or without a health certificate.

  • Renewal without a health certificate: Your new driving licence expires the day before you turn 80.
  • Renewal with a health certificate: Your new driving licence will be valid for three years if your doctor gives you a health certificate with regular validity.

If your doctor gave you a health certificate with a validity period of less than three years

When your driving licence expires, you will need to submit a new health certificate to renew it.

Are you not sure whether you meet the health requirements for a driving licence?

Ask your doctor if you need a health certificate even if you have not reached the age of 80.

When you renew your driving licence with a health certificate

You obtain the health certificate from your doctor after an examination of your health. In some cases, you will also need to submit an eyesight certificate from an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye specialist). Find out from your doctor whether this is necessary. 

The health certificate may be valid for up to three years. Your driving licence will have the same term of validity as the health certificate.

To keep an uninterrupted driving entitlement, you need to renew your driving licence with a new health certificate before it expires. You will find the expiry date on the back of your driving licence. 

Send your health certificate to your local Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office

We need the original version of your health certificate. It must not be more than three months old when we receive it. You can mail it to your nearest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon). You can also hand it in yourself.

You can renew your driving licence once we have registered your health certificate

It may take up to a week from the time we receive your health certificate, before it is registered in our systems.

Once we have registered your certificate

The term of validity of your new driving licence will be determined based on the date when the health certificate was issued.

Renewing online or at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office

You can renew your driving licence on Your Page. You can also renew your driving licence at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, but then you need to book an appointment in advance. 

Health issues and driving

Remember that you must not drive a vehicle while temporarily ill, suffering from poor health or when the 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.