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Bus transport licences

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If you provide national or international bus transport services or bus transport services on your own account in or from the Netherlands, you may, in certain cases, require a licence, certificate or journey form from KIWA Register (in Dutch).

Community licence

You require a community licence (in Dutch) and a certified copy for each bus if you offer national or international bus transport services within the European Economic Area (EEA). The licence and any certified copies are valid for 5 years.

Licence for international regular transport services

Do you provide regular bus transport services outside the EU? You must have a licence for international regular transport (in Dutch) as well as a community licence. Regular transport is the carriage of persons with a given regularity and along a specified route, during which passengers may board and disembark at predetermined locations.

Journey form for occasional transport

If you provide occasional transport services to countries outside the Netherlands, you must have a journey form. A journey form contains information about the destination, route and number of passengers. You must have a completed journey form available in the coach before the start of the journey.

Certificate for cross-border non-commercial passenger transport

If you transport passengers by bus or coach to EU/EEA countries on your own account, you will need an own-account transport certificate. Own-account transport is transport without a commercial purpose. The transport activity may only be an additional activity and must concern a closed group of persons.

No certificate or licence is required for national bus transport services on one's own account, such as an employer providing transport to his employees.

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