null Validity of driving licences and transport licences to be extended in line with EU derogations

Validity of driving licences and transport licences to be extended in line with EU derogations

Tiedote 28.05.2020 13.29 fi sv en

Finland will extend the validity of driving licences in accordance with the temporary derogations provided for in the EU Regulation. If the validity of a driving licence expires between 1 February and 31 August 2020, it will be extended by seven months.

In addition, the renewal of the period of validity of driver cards in professional transport will be extended by two months, if the cards expire between 1 March and 31 August 2020. In terms of Community licences for goods, bus and coach transport and of the international driver attestations, the validity period will be extended by six months, if these expire between 1 March and 31 August 2020, while the validity of professional qualifications of lorry and bus drivers will be extended by seven months, if they expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020.

Vehicle roadworthiness tests and tachograph inspections will be carried out as normal in Finland, regardless of the EU Regulation.

On 28 May 2020, the Government issued a decision on the non-application of certain provisions of the EU Regulation. The EU Commission will be informed of the decision without delay.

Inquiries:

Eeva Asikainen, Coordinator, tel. +358 50 522 6204 (periodic roadworthiness tests)

Veli-Matti Syrjänen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 50 470 7708 (goods transport licences and tachographs)

Erik Asplund, Chief Specialist, tel. +358 50 463 7034 (goods transport licences and tachographs)

Monika Mutanen, Senior Officer, tel. +358 50 478 4820 (driving licences and professional qualifications in road transport)

Saara Louko, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 50 530 1472 (driving licences and professional qualifications in road transport)