greenhorn wrote:But this license is valid only for a year. If you are in Finland for more than a year then you need to appear at the test and get proper Finnish driving license.
bess2 wrote:this is not true, i changed my driving license last year and it is valid till i turn 70. after that, i have to do a medical examination on the basis of which they decide if i'm still allowed to drive. this is a standard procedure for every Finn.
A person residing permanently in a country that has signed the Geneva or Vienna Road Traffic Convention and who holds a national or international driving licence or an official Finnish or Swedish translation of a national driving licence is entitled to drive motor vehicles equivalent to those indicated on the non-Finnish licence for up to a year following entry into Finland, provided that the person fulfils the Finnish age requirement to drive such vehicles
chriscross wrote:if you lived in a EU country you can swap your licence for a finnish licence,,,and its valid the same amount of years as your original licence,,,
eg untill your 65 or 70
i swaped my uk licence for a finnish licence and its valid until im 65
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