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What is a 'Certificate of Fitness' (VvG)? And when is it necessary?

A Verklaring van Geschiktheid – VvG (certificate of fitness) may be required by the Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen – CBR (Central Office for Motor Vehicle Driver Testing) (Dutch only), when applying for a driving licence in the following cases:

  • when a Dutch licence is first issued
  • when a driving licence is exchanged and the country of issue do not belong to the European Union/European Free Trade Association (EU/EFTA)
  • if you have a medical restriction
  • if you are older than 75 years

You can find more details about when a VvG is required and how to proceed on the CBR’s website (Dutch only)

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