What to do if you want your licence renewed

Please visit Borgerservice (Copenhagen Citizen Service).

View addresses and opening hours here.

Remember to bring

  • A photo which meets the requirements for photos for licence
  • Your driving licence. If it is the old format (not the credit card type), you must also bring your passport, birth certificate or name certificate
  • Cash or Dankort og Visa/Dankort for payment of the renewal and photo (if any). 

If your driving licence was issued with a validity of less than 15 years, you must also bring:

  • A medical certificate issued by your own doctor. The certificate must be in a sealed envelope. If you make the renewal due to age, you must sign on page one. Your doctor will sign and stamp all pages
  • A photo in the same envelope as the medical certificate stamped by your familiy doctor. The photo must comply with the requirements for driver's license photos, which you can see at this link

When you are 70 years of age

You can apply 3 months before your 70 birthday, and you will get a driving licence valid to your 75 birthday. This only applies to category A+B if you have category C+D on your driving licence and you wish to keep them after your 70 birthday, you have to bring a medical certificate from your own doctor.

You have to bring the following documents:

When you are 75 years of age.

You can apply 3 month before your 75 birthday, you have to bring the following documents:

  • Your driving licence. If it is the old format (not the credit card type), you must also bring your passport, birth certificate or name certificate
  • A medical certificate issued by your own doctor. The certificate must be in a sealed envelope and a photo in the same envelope as the medical certificate stamped by your familiy doctor. The photo must comply with the requirements for driver's license photos, which you can see at this link
  • Cash or Dankort og Visa/Dankort for payment of the renewal. 

How soon you get your new driving licence

Usually you get your new licence in the mail within 2 weeks.

Are you renewing your licence due to age or condition, and there are any remarks in the medical certificate, it can take more than 2 weeks as the police needs to approve your application.

International driving licence

If you need to drive in countries outside of the EU, you need to get an international driving licence.

Please visit Borgerservice (Copenhagen Citizen Service). View addresses and opening hours here.

Remember to bring your Danish driving licence and a photo that must comply with the requirements for driving licence photos, which you can see at this link