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Norway - Motorcycle Licence

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Procedure[edit]

  1. To apply for the procedure, applicants must complete required driver training course.
  2. Submit a completed application form, a link is provided under 'Documents to Use' section which you can use to download the form. On the form, you can find all the documents that must accompany your application.
  3. Take the theory and practical tests. The theory test can be taken at one of NPRAs Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form

Note: A link is provided under 'Documents to Use' section which you can use to download the form. On the form, you can find all the documents that must accompany your application.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

The Directorate of Public Roads (Vegdirektoratet)

Directorate of Public Roads (head office):
Statens vegvesen Vegdirektoratet
P.O. box 8142 Dep
NO-0033 OSLO
Norway

Directorate of Public Roads (office address):
Brynsengfaret 6A
Oslo
Telefax: + 47 22 07 37 68
Telephone: 02030
Traffic conditions: 175


Regional Offices

NPRA - Eastern Region

P. O. Box 1010
NO-2605 Lillehammer
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 61 25 75 80
E-mail: firmapost-ost@vegvesen.no

NPRA - Southern Region

PO Box 723
NO-4808 Arendal
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 37 01 98 01
E-mail: firmapost-sor@vegvesen.no

NPRA - Western Region

Askedalen 4
NO-6863 Leikanger
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 57 65 59 86
E-mail: firmapost-vest@vegvesen.no

NPRA - Central Region

Fylkeshuset
NO-6404 Molde
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 71 27 41 01
E-mail: firmapost-midt@vegvesen.no

NPRA - Northern Region

PO Box 1403
NO-8002 Bordeaux
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 75 55 29 51
E-mail: firmapost-nord@vegvesen.no


NPRA Website



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Eligibility[edit]

  • Category A1 (light motorcycle): Applies to light motorcycles with or without a sidecar. A light motorcycle is a motorcycle with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres, a power output not exceeding 11 kW and a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0.1 kW/kg.
Minimum age - 16 years old
  • Category A2 (medium-sized motorcycle): Applies to medium-sized motorcycles (maximum power output of 35 kW and maximum power/weight ratio of 0.2 kW/kg, and the motorcycle must not be tuned down to less than half the original output), with or without a side car.
In order to obtain a Category A2 driving entitlement, you must complete compulsory training and pass a practical riding test. The minimum age is 18 years.
If you wish to add category A to your driving licence, you must first complete the compulsory course or riding test.
  • Category A (heavy motorcycle): Applies to motorcycles (with or without a side car), with no limitations on the motorcycles power output.
Direct access: the minimum age is 24.
Progressive access: the minimum age is 20. This presupposes that you had acquired a category A2 driving licence at the age of 18, completed a seven-hour course and have two years experience with a category A2 driving licence.


Basic Requirements:

  • have been resident in Norway for at least 6 months,
  • meet the age requirements, and submit an application for a driving licence,
  • meet the health requirements, and have an approved record of good conduct from the police the first time you apply for a driving licence.



Fees[edit]

Theoretical Test:

  • Light motorcycle (A1): 580 NOK
  • Motorcycle (A2) [Note 1]: 580 NOK
  • Heavy motorcycle (A) [Note 1]: 580 NOK


Practical Test:

  • Light motorcycle (A1): 1030 NOK (320+710) [Note 2]
  • Motorcycle (A2) [Note 1]: 1030 NOK (320+710) [Note 2]
  • Heavy motorcycle (A) [Note 1]: 1030 NOK (320+710) [Note 2]


Issuance of driver's licence: 270 NOK


Notes:

  1. Applicants are not required to take the theoretical test in order to go from category A1 to A2, A2 to A or A1 to A.
  2. The practical driving test (riding test) for Category A is divided into a skills test and a traffic test.



Validity[edit]

Driving licence categories A, A1, B, B1, BE, M, S and T normally have lifelong validity, given as being up to the age of 100. In special cases the validity may be limited to a shorter period (criminal record, poor health, no test of night driving). However, after the age of 70 the validity of the driving licence is dependent on your carrying a valid medical certificate when driving.

A medical certificate has a validity of from one to five years, depending on the licence holder's state of health.



Documents to Use[edit]

Application Form



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Related Videos[edit]

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Instructions[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

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



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Need for the Document[edit]

This procedure provides you information on how to apply for a Motorcycle Licence (Category A1, A2, A).



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Driving Entitlements:

  • Category A1 also confers driving entitlements for:
    • mopeds including so-called moped cars
    • snowmobiles with or without a trailer sledge if the driving licence was issued before 1 July 2006
    • motor tricycles with a power output of no more than15 kW
  • Category A2 also confers driving entitlements for:
    • mopeds
    • trailers for motorcycles (with a cylinder capacity exceeding 125 cubic centimetres) approved for towing
    • motor tricycles with a power output of no more than15 kW
  • Category A also confers driving entitlements for:
    • mopeds
    • snowmobiles with our without a trailer sledge if the driving licence was issued before 1 July 2006
    • trailers for motorcycles (with a cylinder capacity exceeding 125 cubic centimetres) approved for towing
    • motor tricycles with a power output of no more than 15 kW. The minimum age for this entitlement is 21 years if you hold a category A driving licence. If you hold a category A1 or A2 driving licence, the maximum power output is 15 kW for a motor tricycle regardless of your age.



External Links[edit]

Norwegian Public Roads Administration



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