Obtaining a German Driving License


Requirements: Driving license must be issued at least 185 days before taking residence in Germany

Requirements: Translation & transfer :

Requirements: Translation, transfer & theoretical test :

Requirements: Translation, transfer & practical test:

Requirements: Translation, transfer, theoretical & practical test:

All others not mentioned here

All EU states Gibraltar, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway

(These states do not fully acknowledge German driving licenses) Car classes: Connecticut

Andorra, Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina (class A1, A, B), Japan, Korean Republic (classes 1, 2), Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel (class B), Jersey, Monaco, Namibia (A1, A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE), New Caledonia, New Zealand (classes 1, 6), Polynesia (France), San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland (translation only if not also in German), Serbia Car class only: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas (*vision test required), Utah, Virginia, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Taiwan (class B/BE)

District of Columbia Indiana Florida

Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska North Carolina Oregon Tennessee

Documents to provide for the “Führerscheinstelle”: When a transfer is sufficient: + Application form for new license + Passport + One passport sized photo + Translation of the original driving license

+ Original and copy of national driving license (an international driving license is not sufficient) + Confirmation of registration at place of residence (not requested in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden)

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