You need a driving licence permit before you can register for a driving examination. Traficom can issue a driving licence permit for you if:
Driving licence permits may be granted at the earliest one year before the applicant has fulfilled the age requirement corresponding to the driving licence category. However, category B licence permits may be granted at the earliest two years before the fulfilment of the age requirement.
Starting on 1 July 2018, the driving licence permit is valid for 3 years. When you come to the theoretical, handling and driving test, the driving licence permit must be valid for the category concerned.
You must also apply for a driving licence permit if:
There are three ways to apply for a driving licence permit:
NB! The medical certificate must be included on form F122 (medical certificate on driving capacity). Statements provided on any other medical certificate form will not be accepted when applying for a driving licence permit. Physicians keep form F122 (medical certificate on driving capacity) on hand. Ensure that your physician provides you with the correct form. The correct form is shown here.
If you hold a Group 1 driving licence and would like to apply for a driving licence permit for a Group 2 driving licence (bus, coach or lorry), you must always submit a medical certificate on driving capacity (F122).
The specialist medical certificate form (F127) is not accepted as an attachment to your driving licence permit application.
Ajovarma is Traficom's service provider. You can manage all application and permit issues related to driving licences at Ajovarma offices. Ajovarma also provides the driving examination services. Book an appointment to the nearest Ajovarma office here.
Ajovarma's national customer helpline provides advice and service at +358 75 323 9999 on weekdays Mon-Fri at 8-15.45 (price of phone call: local network charge/mobile call charge) and by e-mail at inquiries(at)ajovarma.fi. Click here to book an appointment.
You can apply for a driving licence permit for your first driving licence using Traficom’s e-Services if you have no previous driving licence in Finland or abroad and you meet the criteria for using the service. Read more about the requirements for using the service First driving licence. If you are not eligible to use the service, you may apply for a driving licence permit for your first driving licence at Ajovarma.
You may upgrade your valid driving licence using Traficom’s e-Service ‘Upgrade your driving licence’, provided that you meet certain requirements.
Use of the service requires that you already possess at least one driving licence category and are applying for an upgrade with a driving examination.
Read more about the requirements for using the Upgrade your driving licence service. If you are not able to use the service, you can upgrade your driving licence at Ajovarma.
You can renew your driving licence via Traficom's e-Services. 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.
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