In Denmark it is not a requirement that you, as a citizen in the EU or an EEA country, exchange your driving licence into a Danish driving licence in order to be able to drive legally. Therefore, you can legally drive the same types of vehicles as you are allowed to in accordance with your valid driving licence issued in another EU Member State or an EEA country.
However, you need to be aware that you must meet the age requirements that apply to the issuing of a Danish driving licence with the corresponding driving licence categories.
As a rule, you do not have to take a driving test in connection with the exchange of your valid driving licence issued in an EU country.
Requirements relating to residence
If you still wish to exchange your valid driving licence issued in an EU Member State, you must fulfil the requirements for normal residence in Denmark.
You have normal residence in Denmark from the time you settle in Denmark with a view to stay in Denmark for at least 185 days a year as a result of personal or business ties in the country.
In the assessment particular emphasis will be placed on whether you can be said to be established in Denmark, if your belongings and your immediate family (e.g. spouse and children) are in Denmark and if you are staying in Denmark, when temporary departures such as business, study or holiday trips are disregarded.
If you only reside in Denmark for the purpose of performing a time-limited occupation or as a part of an educational course and have no personal connection to Denmark, you do not have normal residence.
The same applies if you only have a business connection to Denmark, and you have your personal connection to another country, to which you return regularly.
It is the municipality which in connection with the application for the issuing of a driving licence and the application for the exchange of a driving licence, assesses whether the applicant is normally residing in Denmark in accordance with the relevant legislation.