Vehicle licences

Anyone who wants to operate a vehicle, whether on land, on water or in the air, needs a permit to do so. A vehicle licence is proof of being allowed to do so. How do you get a driver's licence or a pilot's licence? What to do if you want to get another driving licence class - to drive a motorcycle or a truck, for example? How can I extend my temporary driver's licence? Here you will find answers to these and similar questions.

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Apply for a class T driver's license for the first time

Driving license class T is usually required for agricultural and forestry driving and can be acquired at the age of 16.

Apply for a driver's license

Here you will find information on obtaining a driver's license.

Apply for a driver's license

Do you want to drive a motor vehicle? Then you need a driver's license.

Apply for a driver's license for the first time for class L

Anyone wishing to drive a tractor on public roadways for use in agriculture and forestry requires a driver's license.

Apply for a driving license for accompanied driving from 17

After completing training at a driving school and passing the driving test, young people aged 17 and over may drive a car accompanied by an adult. An application must be submitted to the driving license authority for this.

Applying for a category B driving license

If you want to drive a car weighing up to 3,500 kg, you must apply for a category Bdriving license.

Applying for a driver's license transfer from the EU and the EEA

If you want to exchange your driving license for an EU driving license or need a new one due to wear and tear or a change of name, you can apply forthis at the driving license authority.

Applying for a driving license for mopeds and motorcycles for the first time

You can obtain a moped license at the age of 15. Entry into the motorcycle classes is possible from the age of 16 at the earliest.

Applying for a new driving license

If your driver's license has been revoked, you must apply for a new one.

Applying for an extension to another driving license category

If you have a driving license, you can apply to extend it to include a further driving license (category).

Driver qualification certificate issuance request

As a professional driver, you will need a driver qualification certificate (FQN) in addition to your driver's license as of 23.05.2021.

Driver's license - apply for key number 96 or key number 196 for class B

To obtain the key numbers 96 (trailer) and 196 (light motorcycle), you must complete a driver training course in each case, which is specified in the Driver's License Ordinance (FeV).

Driver's license - apply for the extension of the driver's license by the class L

You can extend your driver's license by the driver's license class L.

Driver's license - apply for the extension of the driver's license by the classes AM, A1, A2 or A

You can have your existing driver's license upgraded to a Class AM, A1, A2 or A driver's license.

Driver's license - Extending existing driver's license with class D, D1, DE or D1E driver's license

If you want to drive buses, you must have your driver's license extended by class D, DE, D1 or D1E at the driver's license authority. These extended driving license classes are limited to 5 years.

Driver's license application for renewal of a temporary permit

You must apply for the renewal of your driver's license for classes C, CE, C1, C1E, D, DE, D1 or D1E at the responsible driver's license authority.

Driver's license bodies for training in first aid - apply for recognition

Anyone wishing to provide training in first aid for the purpose of obtaining a driver's license requires official recognition.

Driver's license C, CE, C1 or C1E renewal request

You must apply for the renewal of your driver's license for classes C, CE, C1, C1E at the responsible driver's license authority.

Driver's license D, DE, D1 or D1E renewal request

You must apply for the renewal of your driver's license for classes D, DE, D1 or D1E at the responsible driver's license authority.

Driver's license for passenger transport exhibition apply

In order to transport passengers against payment, you need a driver's license for passenger transport (FzF). You must apply for this from the relevant office.

Driver's license query for collection (status query)

If you have applied for your driver's license, you can check here to see if it is ready for pickup at the driver's license office.

Driving instructor - Application for recognition of a foreign professional qualification

Would you like to work as a driving instructor in Germany? Then you need a driving instructor license. You can also obtain a driving instructor's license in Germany with a professional qualification from abroad.

Driving license - Apply for an international driving license

If you are planning a (temporary) stay in non-European countries, you will generally need an international driving license.

Driving license - apply for extension of driving license by class B

If you already have a driver's license, you can upgrade it to a Class B driver's license.

Driving license - apply for the extension of the driving license by the class T

The class T driver's license, colloquially known as the "large tractor driver's license," allows you to drive more powerful vehicles in agriculture and forestry.

Driving license - apply for the extension of the driving license of categories A1 or A2 by the next higher category

If you are in possession of the driving license classes A1 or A2, you can extend them to the next higher class under certain conditions.

Driving license - Exchange old driving license for new driving license

If the validity of your driving license has expired, you must apply for a new one. Old paper and card driving licenses have been gradually losing their validity since 2022. The European Union (EU) single card driving license will replace them.

Driving license - Extend existing driving license by class C, C1, CE or C1E

If you want to drive trucks, you must have your driver's license extended by class C, CE, C1 or C1E at the driver's license authority in your place of residence. These extended driving license classes are limited to 5 years.

Driving license - trailer class E application

If you have a class B driver's license, you can extend it to include trailer class E.

Driving license driving ban and driving license suspension - get information

Here you will find information on driving bans and driver's license revocations.

Driving license exchange due to expiry of validity

If the validity of your driver's license has expired, you must apply for a new license.

Fitness to drive - have courses for the restoration of fitness to drive recognized

If you want to conduct courses to restore the driving fitness of drivers who have committed alcohol or drug-related offences, you need to be recognized by the authority responsible under state law.

Foreign driver's license - have it rewritten

If you have a foreign driver's license for motor vehicles, you can have it rewritten for Germany.

Have service driver's license changed to general driver's license (EU driver's license)

Here you will find information on how to convert a service driver's license into a regular driver's license.

Inland navigation - Thuringia inland navigation license application

If you meet the requirements, then you can apply for an inland navigation license. Learn more about it here.

Obtain exemption for single journeys over 3.5 t

If your vehicle/vehicle combination/transport deviates from the regulations of the StVZO and therefore cannot be approved, you can obtain an exemption under certain conditions.

Obtain exemption for single trips

If your vehicle/vehicle combination/transport deviates from the regulations of the StVZO and therefore cannot be approved, you can obtain an exemption under certain conditions.

Obtain exemption for vehicles and vehicle combinations: private use of a vehicle for fire protection purposes

If your vehicle deviates from the regulations of the StVZO or FZV and therefore cannot be registered, you can obtain an exemption under certain conditions.

Professional driver training - registration in the driver's license

If you are a professional driver who performs road haulage or passenger transportation for commercial purposes on public roads, you need the entry of the key number 95 in your...

Request replacement driver's license

If you wish to have a replacement driver's license issued, then you must apply for it at the appropriate authority.

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