Getting a driving licence in the EU – Finland
Affected by Brexit?
EU driving licences are valid in the UK until 31 December 2020.
UK driving licences are valid in the EU until 31 December 2020.
From 1 January 2021 contact the relevant national administration to find out about the new rules.
EU driving licences - conditions
Driver training & driving test
To obtain a driving licence, you:
- must sign up with an approved driving school for at least 19 hours of theoretical instruction and 18 hours of practical training. In Finland there is also a possibility to have training outside an approved driving school with an individual who has obtained a teaching permit.
- must pass a theory exam and a practical test held by the Ajovarma Oy.
Read more on learning to drive and driving tests in Finland. Driver training & driving test
The minimum age at which you can obtain a driving licence is:
|Category A1 (up to 125 cc)||16 years|
|Category A2 (up to 35 kW cc)||18 years|
|Category A (over 35 kW cc)||24 years (20 years if a person had a licence A2 for two years)|
|Category B (passenger cars)||18 years|
Fitness to drive
If you wish to renew an EU driving licence, you must undergo a medical check:
- for category A - every 15 years, and every 5 years over the age of 70
- for category B - every 15 years, and every 5 years over the age of 70