Driving licence, add extra categories

Do you already have a driving licence and have you recently passed another category driving test? Then you need to apply for a new driving licence, which will also show the new category.

Apply in person

  • Apply for your driving licence in person at a counter of the Department of Public Service.
  • Make an appointment for this online.

Make an appointment

  • Pick up your driving licence in person at the The Hague's district office where you applied for it. You must collect it within 3 months after applying for it. After that the document will no longer be valid and the municipality is obligated to annul it. You will then have to apply and pay for it again.

What to bring when adding categories to driving licence

  • The Central Office for Motor Vehicle Driver Testing (CBR) will automatically send the declaration of additional categories to the municipality you reside in. This takes 1 working day.
  • The municipality will verify the authenticity of your ID.

Conditions

  • You are registered at an address in The Hague.
  • You must turn in your old driving licence when collecting your new one.

Heavy vehicle driving licence

Is the category C, C1, C1E, CE, D, D1, D1E and/or DE (heavy vehicle driving licence) displayed on your current driving licence? These categories will have the same period of validity on your new licence as on the current one. To extend the period for these categories, you will need a Medical Statement.

Would you like to extend all the categories on your new driving licence? Then make to apply for the medical declaration for categories C, C1, C1E, CE, D, D1, D1E and/or DE at the CBR well in advance.

The categories for trucks and buses could be valid for a shorter period of time than categories A and B. This depends on when you obtained that category. Consult the website of the RDW.  

Citizenship requirements

To obtain a driving licence, you need to meet 1 of the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of one of the EU or EEA member countries or of Switzerland.
  • You have a valid residence permit.

Driving licence fees

  • Renewing a driving licence with extra categories: € 39.75
  • Application expedited: 39.75 + € 34.10 rush fee = € 73.85

Rates for 2019.

These fees must be paid upfront when you submit your application. You can only pay by bank card at the district offices; however, you can also pay cash, as well as by bank card, at the Centrum district office (City Hall).

How long does it take?

  • 5 working days
  • Do you need your driving licence urgently? Then you may use the expedited procedure, in which case you will receive your licence after a maximum of 2 working days (if the application is submitted before 14.00 hrs.). This procedure is more expensive.

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