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Apply for the extension of the driver's license for the classes AM, 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.

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

Simplified requirements apply for the upgrade from A1 to A2 and A2 to A.

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


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
  • You must have a driver's license.
  • 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.
Which documents are required?
  • valid identity card or passport (if necessary with current certificate of residence)
  • Application for extension of driving license
  • in biometric photo according to the passport regulation (size 45x35 mm)
  • eye test certificate (not older than two years)
  • Proof of training in first aid (if not already proven to the driving license authority)
  • valid driver's license
  • if necessary, a copy of the card from the last issuing authority (if different)
  • Information about the driving school
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 practical test must be taken within 12 months of passing the theoretical test. Otherwise, the theoretical exam loses its validity.

Legal basis
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

21.04.2023

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

  • You must have a driver's license.
  • 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.

Which documents are required?

  • valid identity card or passport (if necessary with current certificate of residence)
  • Application for extension of driving license
  • in biometric photo according to the passport regulation (size 45x35 mm)
  • eye test certificate (not older than two years)
  • Proof of training in first aid (if not already proven to the driving license authority)
  • valid driver's license
  • if necessary, a copy of the card from the last issuing authority (if different)
  • Information about the driving school

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 practical test must be taken within 12 months of passing the theoretical test. Otherwise, the theoretical exam loses its validity.

Legal basis

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

21.04.2023

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