Validity of driving licences

All new driving licences issued after 19 January 2013 are valid for a fixed period.

Driving licences are valid as follows:

  • Passenger car, motorcycle, moped and tractor driving licences are valid for a period of 15 years at a time. Once you have passed your 65th birthday, your driving licence will be valid for maximum of 5 years at a time
  • Lorry and buss/coach driving licences are valid for a period of 5 years at a time. Once you have passed your 68th birthday, your driving licence will be valid for a maximum of 2 years at a time.

We will send you a reminder letter when your driving licence is about to expire or you must take some other action in order to keep your driving licence valid.

A driving licence may be issued for a period shorter than those mentioned above if so required on a medical sertificate.

Our letters are posted to the address in Finland that you have entered in the Population Information System. Letters are not sent out to Finnish citizens resident abroad.