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Germany - Driver License (Car, Motor Bike, Scooter)

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Introduction

This procedure provides you information about how to obtained a driver license in Germany.

Eligibility

  • You must have registered with principal residence in the place where you live.
  • Minimum age depends on the category of vehicles you want a license for
    • Cars (passenger's vehicles with no more than 8 seats in addition to the driver's seat):
    • You must be at least 16½ years old when you apply.
    • OPTIONAL: You designate at least one accompanying person (at least 30 years old, five years uninterruptedly held the driving license class B or class 3); applies only, if you want a car license before 18 years of age
    • To obtain a scooters' license you have to have a minimum age of 16 years
    • Tractors with slow speed also 16 years.
    • Heavy trucks 21 years.
    • Buses (more than 8 passengers) 21 years.

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Instructions

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Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

  1. Find a driving school in the city or town where you live and register with then for the required driving course which will provides you the required driving license that you are looking for. Following are some of the driving schools that you can approach, but if you are not living near one of the listed driving schools search for a driving school in your area : List of Driving Schools
  2. When you are ready to be tested your driver school will direct you to the nearby driver license authority who will test you for the skill that you require to be eligible for obtaining the driver license that you requested.
  3. Since this is related to accompanying driver license, the person who will accompany you for your driver training will also be verified.
  4. If the driver license issuing authority is happy with your driving skills, you will be provided with the requested driver license.

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Required Documents

For the test certificate for driving from 17:

  • ID card or passport
  • Confirmation of the driving school, when you are logged
  • Previous license, if you already have a
  • Eye test certificate from an ophthalmologist or optician proof of training in life support.

For the accompanying person:

  • Per accompanying person a completed supplementary Statement (available for download)
  • Photocopy of identity card or passport
  • Copy of driving license
  • Only Altführerscheinen (gray or pink), which were not issued by the driving license authority in Munich: a copy of flashcards that you can request from the authority by phone, which issued the license. From there, the flashcards copy should be sent directly to the driving license authority in Munich.

For the driving license if you are 18 years old:

  • ID card or passport
  • Your examination certificate for the accompanied driving from 17
  • Biometric passport photo

Fees

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Validity

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Processing Time

Approximately Four Weeks.

Office Locations & Contacts

Following are couple of driver license schools which you can contact, but if you are not living near one of these driving schools you can search for driving schoold in your area where you can get registered : Driving Schools

Federal Ministry of Transport and digital infrastructure
Unit L 23
Civil Service and Visitor Services
Invalidenstr. 44
10115 Berlin

Citizens Telephone: +49 30 18300 - 3060
(Mon-Fri 9:00 - 12.00 clock)

Inquiries by e-mail to
buergerinfo@bmvi.bund.de
or via the contact form

Office Flensburg
Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt
Fördestraße 16
24944 Flensburg
Phone: +49 461 316-0
Fax: +49 461 316-1650/1495
E-Mail: kba@kba.de
Post address
Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt
24932 Flensburg

Office Dresden
Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt
Office Dresden
Bernhardstraße 62
01187 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 47385-0
Fax: +49 351 4738536
E-Mail: dd@kba.de
Post address
Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt
Dienstsitz Dresden
Postfach 12 01 53
01002 Dresden

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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