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International driving licence and driving abroad

International driving licence and driving abroad

If you intend to drive a motor vehicle outside of Europe, you may need an international driving licence. You can find country specific information about international driving licence requirements on the webside of the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland.

An international driving licence provides the same information as a Finnish driving licence. It is used together with a national driving licence. On its own, an international driving licence does not entitle the person to drive a motor vehicle.

In EU and EEA countries, you can drive when carrying only your Finnish driving licence. In addition, in other Nordic countries you can drive when carrying only a temporary Finnish driving licence.

You may receive an international driving licence provided that

  • you are over 18 years old
  • you live permanently in Finland and you have a valid driving licence issued in Finland or some other EU or EEA country or
  • you live abroad in a non-EU/EEA country and you have a valid Finnish driving licence.

Applications for international driving licences can be made at the office of the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland or at any of its service points located around Finland. Applications may also be sent by post to the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland. More detailed information about applying for an international driving licence and the required documents for obtaining the licence can be found from the website of the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland.

In Finland, the right to issue international driving licences has been granted to the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland, with the condition that the person’s right to drive is checked from Trafi.

 

Elsewhere on the web

Going abroad by car: The Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre

 

 

 

 

Page updated 07/12/2018

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