On Monday, Eindhoven Municipality is to start a test project to allow people to renew their driver’s licence online.
From 8 October, you will be able to renew your driver’s licence here. You will then only have to visit the municipality once, when you collect your new permit, instead of twice.
This online renewal is a countrywide test project from the Ministry. Eindhoven is one of 15 municipalities that are taking part in this pilot project. It only concerns renewing or extending a current licence. For new, lost or stolen licences or for exchanging a driver’s licence, applicants will still have to make two trips to the Municipal Office – once for the application and once for collection.
The passport photo photographer plays an integral part of the process. You need to have your photo taken at a RDW (National Road Authorities) approved photographer. See here for a list of recommended photographers. They will then sign this if it is to be used for renewing your driver’s licence. The photographer will then forward the photo, digitally, to the RDW. After two days, your renewed permit will be ready for collection.
To renew your licence online, you need to be in possession of a valid Dutch driver’s licence that was issued in Eindhoven. Your DigiD must be set at the highest security level. You must also have the DigiD-app, and have done the one-time online check of your proof of identity.
Want more information about renewing your licence online? Please visit www.rdw.nl/digitaalaanvragenrijbewijs.