Skip to main content
European Commission logo
Mobility & Transport - Road Safety

Finland - FIN5A

Issue period: 19/01/2013 - 31/03/2019

Physical description

Security features



  • 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


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


Period of validity*

AM, A1, A2, A, BE

Until 70: 15 years;

above 65: 5 years


First: 2 years;

until 70: 15 years;

above 65: 5 years

C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

Until 70: 5 years;

above 68: 2 years

(T), (LT)

Until 70: 15 years;

above 65: 5 years

*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


Tractors (excluding road-rated tractors), motorised working machinery and snowmobiles, including vehicles towed by them.


Road-rated tractors and vehicles towed by them.



National codes


Community codes


Duplicate of the driving licence, serial number of the duplicate included in the code






Alcohol interlock



Alcohol interlock for health reasons.



Conditional right to drive. Licence valid in Finland only.



AM-class, moped

AM (restricted to mopeds)


AM-class, light quadricycles

AM (restricted to light motorised quadricycles)


Restricted right to drive in accordance with article 5, section 4 of the Finnish Driving Licence Act.



Professional drivers

  • Certificate of professional competence is issued : YES
  • Code 95 is marked on the driving licence : YES

Additional information

Right to drive a T-class vehicle is included in all other classes except in M/AM-class. Class T is not recorded on the driving licence if other vehicle classes that include T are already recorded. It may only be recorded on the driving licence if the licence holder has separately passed a class T driving test.

When applying for a duplicate of a licence issued before 19 January 2013, the latest expiry date for the duplicate licence will be 18 January 2033, or a date before this if the holder reaches 70 before then.

The first category B licence will be issued for 2 years. After 2 years, the next category B licence will be issued for 15 years.

An updated version was introduced on 17.06.2014, including on the front side the words "driving licence" in Croatian and changed the upper case "F" to lower case "f" in the Trafi logo (on the front side - in the bottom-right corner of the holder's facial ID photo; on the reverse side -  in the Trafi logo).