If your driving licence was issued in a country, a federal state, etc. where road safety standards are comparable with Danish standards, you may have your driving licence exchanged without a driving test to check your skills if the country, etc. in question is entered on a list of countries comprised by this scheme (Group 2 countries). Entry on the list is made after application has been filed by the country, etc. in question.
It is the country, etc. (potentially through an Embassy/Consulate) that must draw up the application to be included among the Group 2 countries. For the application, the country/Embassy must use a special application form to provide information about road traffic conditions in the country, etc. in question. The Danish Road Agency will decide whether the country can be entered on the list of Group 2 countries.
It is a characteristic of the countries, etc. that may be comprised by Group 2 that driver training there is not quite comparable with Danish driver training. However, general road safety standards are comparable with Danish standards. In light of their driving experience, citizens from these countries are therefore given the opportunity to have their driving licences exchanged without a driving test to check their skills.
Countries, etc. that become comprised by Group 2 will be made public on the website of The Danish Road Agency.
If your driving licence was issued in a country, etc. that is comprised by Group 2, you may wait 90 days before exchanging your driving licence. The period of time is calculated from the date when you establish usual residence in Denmark, i.e. from the date when you move to Denmark with a view to establishing usual residence here. If after one year you wish to continue to be able to drive a car in this country, you must have your foreign driving licence exchanged for a corresponding Danish driving licence for category B vehicle.
It will be a condition for exchange of your driving licence that you sign a declaration of truth, stating that you have two years’ actual driving experience, that you have not been disqualified from driving within the last five years, and that your licence is not otherwise limited or given on special terms.
From April 1st 2016, the following countries are comprised by group 2; Singapore, USA, Cananda, Australia (except Australien Capital Territory), Chile, Ilse of Man and Bosnia-Herzegovina
The price of having your foreign driving licence exchanged for a Danish driving licence is DKK 280 (2017).