As from 1 January 2023, driving licences for drivers who have diabetes and take glucose-lowering medication will be valid for a maximum of five years.

Those who do not already hold a driving licence restricted to a maximum of five years must obtain a new health certificate and renew their driving licence before they can drive.

You will not have to take any action if you

  • have Type 2 diabetes and hold a driving licence with a term of validity of up to five years from its date of issue


  • have Type 2 diabetes and do not take glucose-lowering medication

You also do not need to take any action if you are more than 80 years old and have a valid driving licence.

Ask your doctor if you are uncertain whether you need a health certificate.

How to submit an eyesight or health certificate

First submit your health certificate

We need the original version of your health certificate. It must not be more than three months old when we receive it.

Ask your regular doctor if (s)he can send your health certificate digitally to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA). Your certificate will then be registered here as soon as the doctor has sent it.

If your doctor is unable to do so, you can send your health certificate by post to your nearest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon). You can also hand it in there yourself.

As soon as your health certificate is registered with the NPRA, you will receive an SMS from us about this.

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

Once we have registered your certificate

  • you will receive confirmation by SMS and email

  • you can see that it has been registered on Your Page

Book an appointment at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office

If your driving licence was issued before 2012, you need to take a new photo for your driving licence. You should do this at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon).

If you have changed your name after your current driving licence was issued, you need to order a new driving licence at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

Book an appointment to renew your driving licence, to avoid having to wait in line at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

Background for the change

The reason for the amendment to Section 4-1 of the Driving Licence Regulations is that the EU Driving Licence Directive requires driving licence holders to submit a medical certificate at least every five years for categories that belong under driving licence group 1 (including Category B).

A medical certificate is required every three years for categories within driving licence groups 2 and 3 (C and D categories). It must be possible to follow up the individual patient with regard to driving entitlements, and many who use glucose-lowering medication will at some point need medication that may cause severe hypoglycaemia.