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Transfer driving license from the European Economic Area or the European Union

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you hold a driver's license from a country in the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) and have moved to Germany, you must have your driver's license transferred in the following cases:

  • the validity of your driver's license ends,
  • the validity of individual driving license classes ends.

In the case of driving license classes that are limited in time in Germany (classes C and D as well as corresponding subclasses and trailer classes), the German period of validity applies. This also applies if no or longer periods are entered in the foreign driver's license.

EU/EEA driving license for non-harmonized classes:

If you wish to drive a motor vehicle in Germany, you must have your driver's license transferred.

For EU/EEA driving licenses of harmonized classes (classes AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and DE):

You do not need a transcription.


Requirements
  • You hold a driver's license from an EU or EEA country.
Which documents are required?
  • valid identity card or passport (with current confirmation of residence, if applicable)
  • current biometric photo (size 45mm x 35mm, portrait format, frontal)
  • valid driving license of an EU or EEA country
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.

Legal basis
What else should I know?
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

Requirements

  • You hold a driver's license from an EU or EEA country.

Which documents are required?

  • valid identity card or passport (with current confirmation of residence, if applicable)
  • current biometric photo (size 45mm x 35mm, portrait format, frontal)
  • valid driving license of an EU or EEA country

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.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

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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