Get an Estonian driving licence

An Estonian driving licence can be applied for by a person who lives in Estonia for at least 185 days during the calendar year or who can prove that they have studied in Estonia for at least six months and whose right to drive has not been suspended, withdrawn or revoked in the state that issued the driving licence or Estonia.  Permanent residence is proven by the data of the population register. The person is required to prove that they permanently reside in Estonia. Buy Estonian driving licence

Driving Licence in Estonia

As per your driver’s licence, if you’re coming from an EU, EEA, or Swiss Confederation country, your licence is valid in Estonia and you are not required to exchange it. However, you will need to renew it in ten years as is the case for Estonian licences as well. If you’re coming from a non-EU country, it will only be valid for 12 months after you move to Estonia — after you’ll have to replace it with an Estonian one. If your driver’s licence is issued by a member state of the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic (Canada, Argentina, the USA,etc.), it’s valid in Estonia only if you also have an International Driving Permit. To replace it with an Estonian driver’s licence (which, as we’ve already seen, you’ll have to) you need to take the Estonian driving test.


To get a driving licence in Estonia, the service bureau must be provided with the following documents:

  • A valid medical certificate of the driver
  • An identity document.
  • Electronic photo taken in the office or a document photo with a min. size of 35 x 45 mm
  • An electronic signature given in the office
  • Application for the driving licence
  • The foreign driving licence to be replaced if any.
  • state fee must be paid for the issuing of the Estonian driving licence
  • Another fee paid for the tests that must be passed in other to get the drivers licence.

The entries of a driving licence must be made in the Latin alphabet or transliterated into the Latin alphabet. The driving licence must indicate the symbol and description of the category of the power-driven vehicle, road train or machine train that the person has the right to drive. A driving licence that does not comply with these requirements is valid only along with an international driving permit or a translation certified by a notary, provided that the driving licence indicates the symbol and description of the category of the power-driven vehicle, road train or machine train that the person has the right to drive. Buy Estonian driving licence

Exchange Foreign driving licence for Estonian driving licence

Estonia recognises driving licences issued in the following states:

AlbaniaAlgeriaArgentinaArmeniaAserbaijanAustraliaAustriathe BahamasBahreinBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBeninBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBulgariaBurkina FasoCabo VerdeCambodiaCanadaChileCentral African RepublicCôte d’IvoireCroatiaCubaCyprusthe Czech Republicthe Democratic Republic of CongoDenmarkthe Dominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptFijiFinlandFranceGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGuatemalaGuyanaHaitiHungaryIcelandIndiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaliMaltaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoNamibiathe NetherlandsNew ZealandNigerNigeriaNorwayPakistanPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalQatarthe Republic of Seychellesthe Republic of the CongoRomaniathe Russian FederationRwandaSan MarinoSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSierra LeoneSingapurSlovakiaSloveniaSouth-AfricaSouth KoreaSpainSri LankaSwedenthe Swiss Confederation,SyriaTajikistanThailandTogoTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanUgandaUkrainethe United Arab Emiratesthe United Kingdomthe United States of AmericaUruguayUzbekistanVatican City (Holy See)VenezuelaVietnamZimbabwe.