Delivery times

RDW aims to achieve the delivery times listed below for issuing short-term permits. The delivery times depend on the complexity of the application and the autonomous decision space RDW has been given. As a result, RDW is not able to guarantee these delivery times

Delivery times

2 working days* 4 working days 10 working days
Width ≤ 3.50 metres ≤ 4.50 metres > 4.50 metres
Height ≤ 4.25 metres ≤ 4.50 metres > 4.50 metres
Length ≤ 27.50 metres ≤ 40 metres > 40 metres
Weight ≤100,000 kg ≤100,000 kg >100,000 kg and <150,000 kg

* If the dimensions of an application fall within the dimensions listed above, RDW prioritizes handling of the application.

* Please take into account a delivery time of at least five working days instead of two working days if, the transport dimension is more than 50,000 kg and one of the road authorities concerned is The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Province of South Holland or the Province of North Holland. In that case, delivery time is longer as the application must be assessed by an engineering bureau.

Handling time for registration of non-Dutch vehicles

From 1 March 2015, non-Dutch vehicles must be registered at RDW before one can apply for a short-term permit. Registration of a vehicle takes three weeks on average. Once registered, the permit for a non-Dutch vehicle can be issued faster.

Delivery times if permission from the road authority is required

If the dimensions of the transport fall within the autonomous decison space RDW has been given by a road authority, RDW can grant permission without having to consult the road authority. If the dimensions fall outside of the autonomous decision, RDW must ask permission from the road authority to allow your transport. In that case, the road authority can set additional requirements. An application will then take more time.