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Apply for the extension of the driver's license for class L

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

You can extend your driving license by class L.

With the class L driver's license (colloquially ''small tractor driver's license") you may drive the following vehicles at the age of 16:

  • Tractors intended and used for agricultural or forestry purposes with a maximum design speed of 40 km/h or less.
  • combinations of these vehicles and trailers, if they are driven at a maximum speed of 25 km/h
  • self-propelled machines, feed mixers, forklifts and other industrial trucks, in each case with a maximum design speed of 25 km/h
  • combinations of these vehicles and trailers

The driving license class L is issued for an unlimited period of time.


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.
  • You must have reached the minimum age of 16 years.
Which documents are required?
  • valid identity card or passport (if necessary with current certificate of residence)
  • Application for the extension of the driving license
  • a 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?

Application deadline: 12 Months
Your application for a driver's license extension will expire if you do not pass the theory test within 12 months of receiving the test application.

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.
  • You must have reached the minimum age of 16 years.

Which documents are required?

  • valid identity card or passport (if necessary with current certificate of residence)
  • Application for the extension of the driving license
  • a 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?

Application deadline: 12 Months
Your application for a driver's license extension will expire if you do not pass the theory test within 12 months of receiving the test application.

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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