Can I drive in Finland with a driving licence issued in another country?
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.
If your driving licence was issued in another Nordic country or other EU or EEA country, you can if you want exchange your licence (not a temporary licence) for the equivalent Finnish driving licence without taking a new driving test, if you live in Finland permanently or have studied in Finland for at least six months. To exchange your licence, visit an Ajovarma service point. More information from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Traficom.
Getting a Finnish driving licence
If you are planning to get a new driving licence, you need to take driving licences either at a school of motoring, with an instruction permit or at a training organisation.
In Finland, driving rights are granted by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Traficom.
More information on the page Vehicles in Finland.
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