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Schleswig-Holstein

Applying for a driver card for the commercial transport of goods and passengers for the first time

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The digital recording equipment is used to record driving and rest times.

The use of a digital recording equipment is mandatory for certain motor vehicles that were first placed on the market on or after May 1, 2006. This applies to vehicles which

  • are used to transport goods and whose gross vehicle weight, including trailers or semi-trailers, exceeds 3.5 tons and
  • Vehicles that are used to transport passengers and which, due to their design and equipment, are suitable and intended to carry more than nine people, including the driver.

The digital recording device records driving and rest times, makes manipulation to the detriment of general road safety more difficult and facilitates checks.

The driver card replaces the previous tachograph disk and stores the driving and rest times for at least 28 days. After that, the oldest data is overwritten. Each driver may only have one valid driver card. This is checked (national: Central Tachograph Card Register, international: TACHOnet).

The following data can be read:

  • Surname, first name, date of birth, photograph and signature of the applicant,
  • Driving license number,
  • Nationality of the issuing country,
  • Period of validity (from/to),
  • Driving and rest periods (including breaks and whether the driver has driven alone or in two-driver operation),
  • Data relating to the vehicle (operating times, date, official registration number, mileage),
  • events, errors and checks.

Requirements:
The applicant must have his/her main place of residence in Germany or provide proof of employment in Germany.
The driver card can only be issued to holders of a valid driving license in the form of a card driving license. If you do not yet have a card driver's license, you must also apply for one when you apply for the driver card. At least one of the following driving license categories must be proven: B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D or DE.


Who should I contact?

To the district or independent city in whose district you have your main residence.

Which documents are required?
  • EU driving license (for holders of a German driving license) or proof of a driving license issued in another EU/EEA country or third country (possibly a certified translation),
  • Identity card or passport in conjunction with a confirmation of registration,
  • Biometric photograph of recent date, against a light background, size 35 x 45 mm, showing the applicant without headgear in half profile.
What are the fees?

The fees may vary. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible office.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The driver card is valid for five years.

The driver card can be reapplied for at the earliest six months before expiry, but at least 15 working days before expiry.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

Information on the tachograph card register and the digital EC tachograph can be found on the website of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Teaser

The digital recording equipment is used to record driving and rest times.

Who should I contact?

To the district or independent city in whose district you have your main residence.

Which documents are required?

  • EU driving license (for holders of a German driving license) or proof of a driving license issued in another EU/EEA country or third country (possibly a certified translation),
  • Identity card or passport in conjunction with a confirmation of registration,
  • Biometric photograph of recent date, against a light background, size 35 x 45 mm, showing the applicant without headgear in half profile.

What are the fees?

The fees may vary. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible office.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The driver card is valid for five years.

The driver card can be reapplied for at the earliest six months before expiry, but at least 15 working days before expiry.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

Information on the tachograph card register and the digital EC tachograph can be found on the website of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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