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Existing driver's license extended by driver's license class D, D1, DE or D1E

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you want to drive buses, you must have your driver's license extended by class D, DE, D1 or D1E at the driver's license authority. These extended driving license classes are limited to 5 years.

To drive buses or vehicle combinations consisting of a bus and a trailer, you need an extended driver's license for class D, DE, D1 or D1E. You can apply for the extension of your driver's license at the driver's license office in your place of residence. When you apply for an extended driver's license for classes D, DE, D1 and D1E, they are issued for a limited period of 5 years. You must apply for an extension before the expiry date.

Depending on the class, the extended driver's license entitles you to drive various buses. To apply for the extension, you must meet various requirements.

Driving license class D:

  • Motor vehicles for the transportation of more than 8 persons in addition to the person driving the vehicle
  • trailers with up to 750kg total weight
  • required driving license: B
  • Minimum age: 24 years, or 20 years if you drive buses for a living.

Driving license class DE:

  • Motor vehicles for the transport of more than 8 persons in addition to the person driving the vehicle.
  • trailers with more than 750kg total weight
  • required driving license: D
  • Minimum age: 24 years, or 20 years if you are a professional bus driver.

Driving license class D1:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting a maximum of 16 persons in addition to the driving person
  • maximum total length: 8m
  • trailers with a total weight of up to 750kg
  • required driving license: B
  • minimum age: 21 years, or 18 years if you drive buses professionally

Driving license class D1E:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting a maximum of 16 persons in addition to the person driving the vehicle
  • maximum total length: 8m
  • trailers with more than 750kg total weight
  • required driving license: D1
  • minimum age: 21 years or 18 years if you drive buses professionally

Who should I contact?

To the district or independent city (driving license authority). The responsibility depends on the place of residence (main residence according to the identity card).

Requirements
  • Your main place of residence is in Germany.
  • You have a driver's license with the respective required class.
  • You have reached the minimum age for the respective class.
  • You are physically and mentally fit to drive a bus.
  • You have successfully completed the theoretical and practical training and examination for driving a bus, the scope of which varies depending on the class applied for.
Which documents are required?
  • valid identity card or passport with current registration certificate
  • current biometric photo (size 45x35 mm, portrait format, frontal)
  • eye test certificate (not older than 2 years)
  • proof of physical and mental fitness (not older than 1 year)
  • current driving license
  • details of the driving school
  • proof of participation in a first aid course
  • police clearance certificate (not older than 3 months)
  • performance psychology certificate (not older than 1 year)
What are the fees?

The fee is based on the Fee Regulations for Road Traffic Measures (GebOSt).

If the driver's license is sent directly to the home address, an additional shipping fee will be charged.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Period of validity: 5 Years

Legal basis
Applications / forms

Online services available: no

What else should I know?

If you want to use your driver's license commercially, you must comply with the regulations on professional driver qualification (BKrFQG).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV)

Professionally released on

24.04.2023

Teaser

If you want to drive buses, you must have your driver's license extended by class D, DE, D1 or D1E at the driver's license authority. These extended driving license classes are limited to 5 years.

Who should I contact?

To the district or independent city (driving license authority). The responsibility depends on the place of residence (main residence according to the identity card).

Requirements

  • Your main place of residence is in Germany.
  • You have a driver's license with the respective required class.
  • You have reached the minimum age for the respective class.
  • You are physically and mentally fit to drive a bus.
  • You have successfully completed the theoretical and practical training and examination for driving a bus, the scope of which varies depending on the class applied for.

Which documents are required?

  • valid identity card or passport with current registration certificate
  • current biometric photo (size 45x35 mm, portrait format, frontal)
  • eye test certificate (not older than 2 years)
  • proof of physical and mental fitness (not older than 1 year)
  • current driving license
  • details of the driving school
  • proof of participation in a first aid course
  • police clearance certificate (not older than 3 months)
  • performance psychology certificate (not older than 1 year)

What are the fees?

The fee is based on the Fee Regulations for Road Traffic Measures (GebOSt).

If the driver's license is sent directly to the home address, an additional shipping fee will be charged.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Period of validity: 5 Years

Legal basis

Applications / forms

Online services available: no

What else should I know?

If you want to use your driver's license commercially, you must comply with the regulations on professional driver qualification (BKrFQG).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV)

Professionally released on

24.04.2023

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