When your driving licence is about to expire, you are required to renew your driving licence. You may renew your driving licence no more than 6 months before the date of expiry of your current licence. This can be done at Ajovarma, or in certain cases you can use Traficom’s on-line customer services.
If you renew your driving licence (your right to drive) no more than 6 months before the expiry of your current licence, your new licence will be immediately valid from the expiry date of your old one. Depending on your age and the category of your driving licence, it will be valid for 2, 5 or 15 years from the expiry date of your right to drive.
Renewal of a driving licence is not generally linked to driving school teaching or a driving examination.
NB! However, you will have to take a driving examination again if it is over two years since the expiry of your group 1 (private car, scooter, moped, motorcycle, tractor) driving licence, or if it is more than one year since the expiry of your group 2 (lorry or bus) licence at the time you come to renew it.
About 4 months before your driving licence expires, you will receive a letter from Trafi reminding you to renew your licence. A preliminary information form will be sent to you with the letter. You should fill it in before going to the doctor. If necessary, you can print the form here. You should take your driving licence and the completed form with you to the medical examination. If you have any questions about the form, please contact the doctor who will carry out the examination or the health centre.
If you have not renewed your driving licence 2 months before the expiry date, you will receive a text message from Trafi reminding you again. Text messages are sent to customers for whom Trafi has a telephone number.
A medical report or comprehensive medical report must be supplied when renewing a driving license by everyone who will be
Different health requirements apply to people renewing group 1 and group 2 driving licences.
You do not need a medical report if your driving licence is valid until you 70th birthday and you renew it no later than on your birthday.
In order to renew it, you will need a comprehensive medical report regarding your driving ability
To renew your licence you need
NB! If you have a group 2 driving licence (lorry and/or bus) which expires before your 45th birthday, you do not need a medical report when you renew your licence.
A comprehensive medical report for an older person takes into account the effects of ageing, illnesses and possible medication on driving health. A person's observation skills can be examined with different tests such as the clock-drawing test.
If you do not need to drive a bus or lorry, you can give up your Group 2 driving licence categories. This also means you do not need to provide a medical report.
When renewing your driving licence at Ajovarma’s service point please bring:
Make an appointment in advance.
You can renew your driving licence online. To renew you licence, you do not need a medical certificate if:
In all other cases, you will need to attach to your electronic application a medical certificate on your fitness to drive. You can retrieve the certificate from the Patient Data Repository if your physician has stored the medical certificate in the Repository.
For more information on other requirements for renewing your driving licence online, please visit the service Renew your driving licence. If you do not meet the requirements, you can renew your driving licence at Ajovarma service points.
Group 1: categories AM/120, AM/121, T, A1, A2, A, B and BE
Group 2: categories C1, C, C1E, CE, D1, D, D1E, and DE
A preliminary information form (for the patient)
A medical report on your driving ability (for the doctor)
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