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Apply for a driver's license for classes AM, A, A1, A2 or A

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

With driving license class AM, you can drive two- and three-wheeled mopeds as well as four-wheeled light motor vehicles.

With driving license class A1, you can drive motorcycles with up to 125 cubic centimeters of engine capacity and up to 11 kW of power.

With the driving license class A2 you can drive motorcycles up to 35 kW power, whose output power is not more than 70 kW.

With the driving license class A you can drive motorcycles as well as three-wheeled motor vehicles.

Driving license classes AM, A1, A2 and A are issued for an unlimited period of time.

To obtain the driving license, you must pass a theoretical and practical test.


Who should I contact?

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

Requirements
  • You must have your main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • The minimum age for class AM is 15 years.
  • The minimum age for class A1 is 16 years.
  • The minimum age for class A2 is 18 years.
  • The minimum age for class A is 24 years for motorcycles with direct access, 21 years for three-wheeled motor vehicles with a power of more than 15 kW or 20 years for motorcycles with a previous possession of class A2 of at least 2 years.
Which documents are required?
  • valid identity card or passport (with current certificate of residence, if applicable)
  • if applicable, an application for a driver's license
  • a biometric photograph in accordance with the Passport Ordinance (size 45x35 mm, portrait format, frontal photograph).
  • eye test certificate (not older than 2 years)
  • Proof of participation in a first aid training course
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?

The application for an initial driver's license expires if the theoretical test has not been passed within 12 months of receipt of the test order or the practical test has not been passed within 12 months of passing the theoretical test.

Legal basis

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

What else should I know?

The first driving license (with the exception of AM, L and T) you get on probation. The probationary period lasts 2 years.

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

18.04.2023

Who should I contact?

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

Requirements

  • You must have your main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • The minimum age for class AM is 15 years.
  • The minimum age for class A1 is 16 years.
  • The minimum age for class A2 is 18 years.
  • The minimum age for class A is 24 years for motorcycles with direct access, 21 years for three-wheeled motor vehicles with a power of more than 15 kW or 20 years for motorcycles with a previous possession of class A2 of at least 2 years.

Which documents are required?

  • valid identity card or passport (with current certificate of residence, if applicable)
  • if applicable, an application for a driver's license
  • a biometric photograph in accordance with the Passport Ordinance (size 45x35 mm, portrait format, frontal photograph).
  • eye test certificate (not older than 2 years)
  • Proof of participation in a first aid training course

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?

The application for an initial driver's license expires if the theoretical test has not been passed within 12 months of receipt of the test order or the practical test has not been passed within 12 months of passing the theoretical test.

Legal basis

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

What else should I know?

The first driving license (with the exception of AM, L and T) you get on probation. The probationary period lasts 2 years.

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

18.04.2023

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