You need a category T driving licence to drive a tractor. The licence also gives you the right to drive a snowmobile.
You can get the licence if you are at least 15 years old and take the following two steps:
In order to obtain a tractor driving licence, you will need to get a driving licence permit from Traficom's service provider Ajovarma. You can apply for the permit at earliest at the age of 14. The permit is valid for three years. The driving licence permit is the prerequisite for taking a driving examination. You should apply for it in good time before booking a time for the theory test.
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.
Booking an appointment in advance with the driving licence and permit services will save your time. 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.
2. Driving examination
No mandatory driving instruction is required to obtain a tractor driving licence. However, practice materials for the Category T theory test are sold, for example, at Ajovarma offices.
If this is your first driving licence, you must pass the 4-hour Training for candidates for first driving licences (EAS).
You must pass the theory test of a driving examination to get a category T driving licence. You must be at least 15 years old before you can take the theory test.
When you arrive for your test, you will have to prove your identity with, for example, your passport or a photo ID card. You must also have with you a signed guardians' consent form for getting a category T driving licence if you are under 18 years old, and a certificate of the 4-hour Training for candidates for first driving licences (EAS), if you are getting your first driving licence.
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.
When you pass your driving examination, you will be given a certificate entitling you to drive on mainland Finland for six months. This will serve as your driving licence when you present it with a photo ID. Keep the document with you until you receive your official driving licence.
The actual driving licence will be posted to your home address within a week of the examination.
Guardians' consent form (required when coming to the theory test and the applicant is a minor)
The rights of an old LT driving licence will remain as before after the change in driving licences of 1 July 2018. This means that the old LT driving licences will continue to entitle holders to drive vehicles in driving licence categories T and AM/121.
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