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Finland - Obtain a Duplicate Driver License

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If your license has been lost, damaged, destroyed or stolen, or if it is no longer easy to identify the holder by the photo, the police will grant you a duplicate of a driving license.


A holder of Finnish driver's license.

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  • If the driving license is later found, it must be surrendered to the police.
  • When the license holder's name or personal identity number has changed, the application must be submitted within three months of the change.
  • An application for a duplicate license must always be submitted in writing to the local police.
  • If the holder of the right to drive has a permanent residence in another EU or EEA country, a duplicate will not be issued.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Go to a police to request for a duplicate of your driver's license.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Prove your identity and submit your letter of request for a duplicate.
  4. Pay the application fee.

A driver license is delivered to the holder by posting it to their home address entered in the Population Information System. If the holder doesn't have a Finnish home address or cannot be posted for some other reason, the driving license permit will be delivered to the police department that granted it.

For more information on driving licenses and driving tests for mopeds and light quadricycles, contact your local police or the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi.
Trafi’s driving license helpline: +358 29 534 5113

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Required Documents

  • proof of identity
  • proof of residency
  • letter of request for duplicate license


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  • Driving licenses for cars and motorcycles will as a rule be issued for 15 years, and driving licenses for lorries and buses for 5 years at a time.

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Office Locations & Contacts

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