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Physical description

Size: 86 x 54 mm

Format: 2 pages

Material: Plastic card

Colour: With pink and beige lines

Legend

  • 1 Surname of the holder
  • 2 Other name(s) of the holder
  • 3 Date and place of birth
  • 4a Date of issue of the licence
  • 4b Date of expiry of the licence
  • 4c Name of the issuing authority
  • 5 Number of licence
  • 6 Photograph of the holder
  • 7 Signature of the holder
  • 8 Permanent place of residence
  • 9 category(ies) of vehicle(s) the holder is entitled to drive
  • 10 Date of first issue of each category(ies)
  • 11 Date of expiry of each category
  • 12 Additional information/restriction(s)

Categories & Codes

Categories 

For more information on the corresponding categories, please check the Commission decision on equivalence.

Category

Period of validity*

A, B, BE, C, CE, D, DE

Until 70,

70: 4 years,

71: 3 years,

72 - 79: 2 years,

80 or above: 1 year

*This refers to the administrative validity of the document and does not necessarily reflect the holder’s right to drive.

 

National categories

National category

Description of national category

T/M

Tractor/Motorised equipment

 

Codes

National codes

Description

100

Holders are authorised to drive motorcycles without a sidecar only

125

Holders are authorised to drive motor tricycles only

150

Holders must wear glasses or contact lenses while driving vehicles of categories C, C/E, D, and D/E, when the vehicles are used in commercial passenger transport and in connection with work as a driving instructor

200

Holders hold a licence for driving a tractor/motorised equipment

225

The holder is only entitled to drive the tractor in connection with the services referred to in section 74 of the Danish Road Traffic Act.

250

Holders have taken a first aid course

400

Holders hold a licence for commercial passenger transport for category B

425

Holders hold a licence for commercial passenger transport for category D

450

Holders hold a licence for commercial passenger transport for categories B and D

500

Holders are authorised to operate as a driving instructor for category A

525

Holders are authorised to operate as a driving instructor for category B

550

Holders are authorised to operate as a driving instructor for categories B, B/E, C, C/E, D, and D/E

 

Professional drivers

  • Certificate of professional competence is issued : YES
  • Code 95 is marked on the driving licence : NO

Additional information

1. Holders of a category A licence (small motorcycle) are authorised to drive:

a. 2-wheeled motorcycles without a sidecar with a maximum power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio of 0.16 kW/kg and maximum power output of 25 kW.

b. 2-wheeled motorcycles with a sidecar with a maximum power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio of 0.16 kW/kg.

c. Motor tricycles

d. Vehicles mentioned under a., b. and c. with a trailer.

e. Large mopeds.

2. Holders of the Danish driving licence category A (large motorcycle) are authorised to drive:

a. Vehicles as mentioned under (1).DA 22.1.2013 Official Journal of the European Union L 19/7

b. 2-wheeled motorcycles without a sidecar with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio over 0.16 kW/kg or power output over 25 kW.

c. Two-wheeled motorcycles with a sidecar with a power/weight (plus water, oil and fuel) ratio over 0.16 kW/kg.

d. Vehicles mentioned under a., b. and c. with a trailer.

3. Holders of a category B licence are also authorised to drive motor tricycles.

The date of first issue of driving licence categories that were issued before 1.5.1986 cannot be traced back. In such cases, the symbol ‘<’ or ‘≤’ may appear in column 10 on the licence, accompanied by a certain year, indicating that the category was issued before or in that year. Official Journal of the European Union DA L 19/8, 22.1.2013.

Until 19 January 2013, the Danish rules for entitlement to drive small mopeds were as follows:

Any of the following entitles a person to drive a small moped in Denmark:

a) a moped certificate,

b) a driving licence for a tractor, or

c) being 18 years or over.