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Apply for a driving license for class B

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

With the class B driver's license, you can drive motor vehicles (motor vehicles) with a maximum permissible mass of 3.5 tons. The motor vehicle must also be designed for no more than eight people (in addition to the person driving).

You can transport trailers weighing less than 750 kilograms with a Class B driver's license. If the total mass of the vehicle combination is not more than 3.5 tons, the trailer may also weigh more than 750 kilograms.

The class B driver's license is issued for an unlimited period of time.

Anyone who wants to drive a motor vehicle on public roads in the Federal Republic of Germany needs a driver's license. The driving licence is issued in certain categories and must be proven by a driving licence. The requirements for obtaining a driving licence for the different categories of driving licence differ greatly.

The licence shall be issued for the relevant category if the applicant:

  • has his normal place of residence in Germany,
     
  • has reached the required minimum age:
    • 15 years for classes AM,
    • 16 years for categories A1, T and L
    • 17 years for classes B, BE
    • 18 years for categories A2, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D 1, D1E, D, DE
    • 20 years for classes A, D, DE
    • 21 years for classes A, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE
    • 23 years for classes D, DE
    • 24 years for classes A, D, DE
    Detailed information on the different requirements of the driving licence classes can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
  • is suitable for driving motor vehicles
     
  • has been trained to drive motor vehicles in accordance with the Driving Instructors Act and the legal provisions based on it,
     
  • has demonstrated the ability to drive motor vehicles in a theoretical and practical examination,
     
  • masters the basics of caring for road accident victims or can provide first aid,
     
  • meets the requirements for vision,
     
  • does not hold a driving licence of this category issued in a Member State of the European Union or another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and proves that the conditions have been met.
 

Process flow

The application for a driving licence must be submitted in writing to the driving licence authority. The driving licence authority examines the documents and determines whether there are any concerns about the applicant's suitability to drive motor vehicles. The driving licence is issued by handing over the driving licence. This is usually done by passing the practical driving test.

Who should I contact?

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

Requirements
  • You must be in possession of a driving license class.
  • You must have your main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • The minimum age is 18 years. You can apply for the extension of your driver's license at the earliest 6 months before reaching the minimum age.
Which documents are required?
  • valid identity card or passport (if necessary with current certificate of residence)
  • current biometric photo (size 45x35 mm, portrait format, frontal)
  • eye test certificate (not older than 2 years)
  • Proof of participation in a first aid course
  • Information about the driving school
  1. for categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and DE in addition to 1.:
    • Proof of training in first aid,
    • certificate or certificate of vision,
    • Certificate or expert opinion on physical and mental fitness.
  2. for class D1, D1E, D and DE in addition to 1st and 3rd:
    • expert opinions on special requirements,
    • Certificate of good conduct.

You can find out more details from your driving licence authority.

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?
  • Driving licences of categories AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE, L and T are issued for an indefinite period.
  • Driving licences of categories C, CE, C1, C1E, D, D1, DE and D1E are issued for five years if appropriate proof of aptitude is available. The extension of classes D, D1, DE and D1E can only take place beyond the age of 50 if the applicant also proves that he or she meets the "special requirements".

You can find out more details from your driving licence authority.

Application deadline: 12 Months
Your application for an initial driver's license will be forfeited if you do not pass the theoretical test within 12 months of receiving the test order or if you do not pass the practical test within 12 months of passing the theoretical test.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

You will receive your first driver's license 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

Process flow

The application for a driving licence must be submitted in writing to the driving licence authority. The driving licence authority examines the documents and determines whether there are any concerns about the applicant's suitability to drive motor vehicles. The driving licence is issued by handing over the driving licence. This is usually done by passing the practical driving test.

Who should I contact?

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

Requirements

  • You must be in possession of a driving license class.
  • You must have your main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • The minimum age is 18 years. You can apply for the extension of your driver's license at the earliest 6 months before reaching the minimum age.

Which documents are required?

  • valid identity card or passport (if necessary with current certificate of residence)
  • current biometric photo (size 45x35 mm, portrait format, frontal)
  • eye test certificate (not older than 2 years)
  • Proof of participation in a first aid course
  • Information about the driving school
  1. for categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and DE in addition to 1.:
    • Proof of training in first aid,
    • certificate or certificate of vision,
    • Certificate or expert opinion on physical and mental fitness.
  2. for class D1, D1E, D and DE in addition to 1st and 3rd:
    • expert opinions on special requirements,
    • Certificate of good conduct.

You can find out more details from your driving licence authority.

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?

  • Driving licences of categories AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE, L and T are issued for an indefinite period.
  • Driving licences of categories C, CE, C1, C1E, D, D1, DE and D1E are issued for five years if appropriate proof of aptitude is available. The extension of classes D, D1, DE and D1E can only take place beyond the age of 50 if the applicant also proves that he or she meets the "special requirements".

You can find out more details from your driving licence authority.

Application deadline: 12 Months
Your application for an initial driver's license will be forfeited if you do not pass the theoretical test within 12 months of receiving the test order or if you do not pass the practical test within 12 months of passing the theoretical test.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

You will receive your first driver's license 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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