A driving licence issued in another Nordic country is also directly valid in Finland. If you want, however, you can also exchange your driving licence for a Finnish one.
Foreign driving licences in Finland
Driving licences issued in the Nordic countries and in other EU and EEA countries entitle the holder to drive the vehicle categories marked on the licence in Finland. Read more in Ajokortti-info.
Exchanging a foreign driving licence for a Finnish licence
If you want, you can exchange a driving licence issued in another Nordic country or an EU or EEA country for the equivalent Finnish driving licence without a new driving examination if you live in Finland permanently or have been studying in Finland for at least six months. A temporary driving licence cannot be exchanged.
To exchange your driving licence, go to an Ajovarma office. You can find more information in Ajokortti-info.
Getting a new driving licence
If you are planning to get a new driving licence, you need to get instruction either at a driving school, with a driving instruction permit or at a training establishment. Read more in Ajokortti-info.
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