There is a backlog in the processing of age exception. Currently there are about 2900 applications in the queue and we are processing the applications registered on December 11, 2018 (updated on 7.3.2019)
You can speed up the process by filling in the application form carefully and attaching the required documents. You can get your application into the queue more quickly by sending it online to email@example.com. You may scan or photograph the application and its appendices and send them as email attachments. Please ensure that the scans/photos are as clear and legible as possible.
We recommend using secure email when sharing private information to ensure that third parties cannot access the information. Sending secure email to Traficom.
Your permit will appear in your driver data in Traficom’s e-services when it has been issued. The actual permit decision will be sent to your home address by mail. However, you may take mandatory driving instruction before the age exception permit has been issued. When the permit has been issued, you may take the theory test and, when you have received the permit decision, you may take the driving test. You must have the driving licence permit decision with you whenever driving until the age of 18. You must also have it with you during your driving test and, if required, you must present it to the police.
With an age exception permit issued by Traficom, a driving licence may already be obtained at the age of 17 if there are special reasons for this. The permit is granted on the basis of careful consideration taking into account the young person’s personal needs for transport or a driving licence.
Special reasons might be, for example, difficulties in travelling to work, work placement, school, or a regular, goal-oriented hobby:
In addition, the following can be taken into consideration in the assessment:
You can apply for the driving licence permit for a category B licence at the age of 16. If you are granted an age exception permit and you have obtained a driving licence permit, you may take the category B theory test and then the driving test as soon as you turn 17.
Applying for an age exemption permit
To apply for an age exception permit, you must use the Traficom application form. You can fill in the electronic form and send it as an email attachment or send it by mail.
Depending on the reason for the application, one of the following items must be attached to the application form:
Applications for age exemption permits can be made at the earliest four months before the applicant turns 17. In accordance with the Act on Driving Licences, the permit will be issued no earlier than three months before the minimum age is reached.
The application and attachments can be sent to Traficom
In accordance with the decree on fees chargeable for Traficom’s services, a fee of €100 will be charged for both negative and positive decisions. An invoice will be sent to the customer once the decision has been made.
A Traficom application form must be used when applying for an age exemption permit. You can fill in the electronic form and send it as an email attachment or alternatively send it by post.
Depending on the reason for the application, one of the following must be attached to the application form:
Applications for age exemption permits can be made at the earliest four months before the applicant turns 17. In accordance with the Act on Driving Licences, the permit is issued no earlier than three months before the minimum age is reached.
The processing time for the application is currently two month. The processing can be speeded up by filling the application form carefully and attaching the required documents.
The application and attachments are to be sent to Traficom
The decision, both positive and negative, charges a fee according to the payment provision (100€). The bill is sent to the customer once the decision has been made.
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