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Netherlands: Format of Dutch driver's licence and motorcycle licence (January 2005 - November 2005)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa
Publication Date 14 November 2005
Citation / Document Symbol NLD100458.E
Reference 5
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Netherlands: Format of Dutch driver's licence and motorcycle licence (January 2005 - November 2005), 14 November 2005, NLD100458.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/45f14802a.html [accessed 19 September 2014]
Comments Corrected version March 2007
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Dutch Driver's Licence

Please find attached four different copies, issued on various dates as indicated, of the Dutch driver's licence, taken from the Website of the Keesing Reference System. For each licence, there is a front and a back view. While all four licences are pinkish in hue, the shades differ between licences (Keesing n.d.a). Information on motorcycle licences could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

About Keesing

In a 16 November 2005 telephone interview with the Research Directorate, the international account manager for the Keesing Reference System provided the following information on his company:

Keesing was founded in 1923 in the Netherlands and provides information on identity documents and banknotes for 180 countries. The company obtains information not only from Interpol, with which it remains in close contact, but also from the Dutch police, national governments, state printing houses, and banks such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, among others. The company updates its Website database on a biweekly basis and includes the most recent identity documents available. The Website database also contains examples of invalid and fraudulent documents.

In written correspondence sent to the Research Directorate on 21 November 2005, the international account manager mentioned that Keesing Reference System is not affiliated with Keesing's Worldwide (Keesing 21 Nov. 2005).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

Keesing Reference System [Amsterdam]. 21 November 2005. Correspondence from an international account manager.
_____. 16 November 2005. Telephone interview with an international account manager.
_____. N.d.a. Netherlands – NLD – driving licences. [Accessed 15 Nov. 2005]

Attachments

Keesing Reference System [Amsterdam]. N.d.b. Netherlands – NLD – driving licences. "RB1: Front." [Accessed 15 Nov. 2005]
_____. N.d.c. Netherlands – NLD – driving licences. "RB1: Back" [Accessed 15 Nov. 2005]
_____. N.d.d. Netherlands – NLD – driving licences. "RB2: Front" [Accessed 15 Nov. 2005]
_____. N.d.e. Netherlands – NLD – driving licences. "RB2: Back" [Accessed 15 Nov. 2005]
_____. N.d.f. Netherlands – NLD – driving licences. "RB3: Front" [Accessed 15 Nov. 2005]
_____. N.d.g. Netherlands – NLD – driving licences. "RB3: Back" [Accessed 15 Nov. 2005]
_____. N.d.h. Netherlands – NLD – driving licences. "RB4: Front" [Accessed 15 Nov. 2005]
_____. N.d.i. Netherlands – NLD – driving licences. "RB4: Back" [Accessed 15 Nov. 2005]

Additional Sources Consulted

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ottawa.

International Automobile Driver's Club (IADC).

Several unsuccessful attempts to contact the Dutch Driver's Licence Authority at several locations across the Netherlands.

Internet Sites, including: The Fédération internationale de l'automobile (FIA), RDW (Dutch Driver's Licence Authority).

Copyright notice: This document is published with the permission of the copyright holder and producer Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The original version of this document may be found on the offical website of the IRB at http://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/. Documents earlier than 2003 may be found only on Refworld.

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