New driver’s licence rules for Yanks, Canucks and Aussies ready

Good new for Americans, Canadians and Australians in Denmark

On April 1, diriving licences can be exchanged without a test (photo: Transport Ministry) On April 1, diriving licences can be exchanged without a test (photo: Transport Ministry)
March 11th, 2016 11:08 am| by Christian W
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As of April 1, Americans, Canadians and Australians will no longer need to take additional driving tests to exchange their foreign licences for a Danish one.

The Transport Ministry has presented a new rule that removes the challenges that expats from the three nations living in Denmark have faced in recent years.

“It’s important that we have now reached a solution so Americans do not have to go through a maze of bureaucracy when they want to exchange their driver’s licence,” said the transport minister, Hans Christian Schmidt.


“The US traffic conditions are very similar to those in Denmark, so it is only natural that it will now be easier to exchange licences.”

READ MORE: AmCham wins decade-long battle with Transport Ministry over US driving licences

Signing a declaration
The US ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford, praised the minister for coming up with a long-awaited solution that will help out the many US citizens who call Denmark their home.

The new rules means that expats from the US, Canada and Australia no longer need to take a driving test, but can instead simply sign a statement that they haven’t had their driver’s licence revoked over the past five years and they’ve been driving regularly over the past two years.

Read about the new law here at AmCham’s website (in English).