Apply for a driver card
A driver card is used in a tachograph to register when you are driving, doing other work, taking a break, or resting. All drivers must have their own card.
Anyone who carries out transport services that are subject to drivers' hours regulations, and who operates a vehicle equipped with a digital tachograph, must hold a driver card. This also applies if you are a substitute driver and only drive sporadically.
In order to be issued with a driver card in Norway, you need a valid driving licence and a residential address in Norway. You need to apply for a driver card on Your Page.
The application will be processed within 72 hours, and you can check the status of your application on Your Page. If your application is approved, the card will be produced and posted within three to five days. You will receive your driver card by post. A new driver card costs NOK 270 when you apply for it on Your Page.
The card is valid for five years, it is personal and must not be lent to others.
How to use your driver card
A driver card is a smart card used in the tachograph. Driving is automatically registered when you drive. When you stop, you need to select an option - whether to do other work, take a break, or start a rest period.
It is also possible to take printouts from the tachograph showing your driving hours and rest periods. It is your employer who is responsible for downloading data from the driver card. This must be done at least once a month.
How to renew your driver card
Six months before its date of expiry, you may renew your driver card on Your Page. Your new driver card will then be valid from the day after the previous card expires. The new card must not be used in the Tachograph before the start date. The old card must be used till it expires, even if you already got the new card.
Normally, it can take up to two weeks from when you order a new driver card until you receive it. We therefore recommend that you renew your driver card one month before it expires.
Lost, stolen or damaged driver card
As a rule, nobody may drive a vehicle that is equipped with a digital tachograph without holding a driver card. It is not sufficient that you have applied for a card.
If your card is lost, damaged or does not work you must fill in a loss notification form and an application for a new driver card, and book an appointment at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon) within seven days.
Download: Notification of stolen/lost/defective tachograph card (PDF) (Norwegian only.
Book appointment for replacement card: Timebestilling (trafikkstasjoner) (only in Norwegian)
Until you receive a new driver card, you can drive using printouts from the tachograph. You must then take printouts from the tachograph at the start and end of the day, write your own name and driving licence or driver card number on it, and sign it.
If you can document that you are unable to present a valid driver card for the above-mentioned reasons, you are allowed to drive without a card for up to 15 calendar days for the purpose of returning the vehicle to your employer.
Apply for a driver card on paper
If you are unable to or do not want to use the online facility to apply for/renew your driver card, you can fill in an application form on paper and hand it in at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon). It costs NOK 300 when you apply for a driver card on paper. You need to book an appointment at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office to apply for a driver card there. Book here: Timebestilling (trafikkstasjoner) (only in Norwegian)