Applying for a driving licence

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To personally apply your driving licence at the council desk you must make an appointment online. Bring the following with you:

  • your valid passport or identitycard
  • 1 passport photo in colour meeting the guidelines
  • your old driving licence if you want to renew or replace 
  • you pay upon application 

Lost or stolen
If your driving licence is lost or stolen or you suspect foul play than you don't need to have to file a report with the police. You can come directly to the council to apply for a new one.

A Statement of Health
You can apply online with the CBR. Payement is upon application.


You can use your driving licence to show that you are authorised to drive a motorised vehicle. Each vehicle has its own driving licence category. It’s stated on your driving licence for which categories you are authorised to drive a vehicle. Find out more about the categories at (in Dutch only).


  • The Central Bureau of Driving Licences (CBR) has provided you with a certificate of health.
  • you have lived in the Netherlands for at least 5 years.
  • apply for your driving licence within three months of your driving test. Otherwise you will have to retake your test.

Exchange a foreign driving licence
Then there are additional conditions. Find out more about the additional conditions for exchanging foreign driving licences on

Learner driving licence
When you are 17 years of age, you can apply for a learner driving licence. You can then drive a car with an adult next to you. You can apply for a supervisor's pass with the Dutch Road Transportation Agency (RDW). More information on (in Dutch only).


Maastricht council (GemeenteLoket)

Bezoekers adres
Mosae Forum 10
6211 DW Maastricht
Post adres
6201 BZ Maastricht
Postbus 1992
Tel: 14 043 (+31 43 350 40 40 from abroad)
Fax: 043 350 41 41 (+31 43 350 41 4


You can pick up your driving licence at the council after five working days during the opening hours. Go straight to desk 15 or 16. You have three months to pick up your driving licence.

Urgency procedure
In some case you maybe need your licence sooner. If you apply for your driving licence before 2:00 pm, it will be ready after two working days at the latest. You have to pay a surcharge. An urgency procedure is not possible if your licence is missing or stolen.


  • € 39,75 driving licence
  • € 34,10 urgently apply extra 
  • € 25,80 extra if your licence is lost or stolen