In order to have an international driving licence issued, it is necessary to make inquiries to the citizen service centre in your home municipality and present a valid Danish driving licence and a photo. The driving licence is valid for one year from the date of issue and is normally necessary in countries outside of Europe and the CIS countries.
The MFA does not cover the cost of obtaining an international driving licence
Please ask your car insurance company for a no-claims certificate with a view to obtaining a no-claims status in the host country.
Please check with the Mission which car insurances are required and where you should take them out.
Members of FDM (Forenede Danske Motorejere (the Danish Automobile Owner Association)) are called on to check whether it is possible to obtain automatic membership of a similar association in the host country.
If you during your posting abroad wish to retain Danish number plates on a car or another motor vehicle, you must forward an application to SKAT. The form (21.071) is available here.
To deregister a vehicle which the owner no longer wishes to use, it is necessary to hand in the number plates to the number plate desk of the nearest tax centre. The number plates may also be sent to the nearest tax centre. The deregistration of a vehicle is free of charge.
Border number plates
With effect from 1 November 2013, state employees posted abroad may only obtain border number plates upon departure from Denmark (first posting abroad), and no longer when moving between two posts or when residing at the same address abroad.
When registering a car on border number plates, it is necessary to produce a letter from the contact person in HR/Udeteam confirming that the posting abroad will last for a minimum of six months. In certain cases, the posting confirmation letter will be sufficient. Further guidance may be obtained from SKAT.
Driving in Denmark on foreign diplomatic car number plates
Persons who under section 24 (5) and (6) of the Civil Registration System Act are not registered in the Danish National Register as having left Denmark must apply for permission to drive a car in Denmark which is registered on diplomatic number plates abroad. Subject to application, permission may be granted to drive in Denmark in connection with weekend and holiday stays as well as on other days off. If it is possible to indicate in advance how many weekends, holidays and days off are expected to be spent in Denmark, it is possible in principle to apply for permission to drive in Denmark for a multi-year period of time.
Application form (21.059) to be forwarded to SKAT is available here. A copy of the posting confirmation letter must be enclosed. This may be obtained from the contact person in HR/Udeteam. Furthermore, a copy of the foreign registration certificate must be enclosed.