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Germany - Renew Driver License

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


  • Existing driver license from Germany.

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  • About three months before the time limit expires, you should make the request for an extension.

Required Information

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


  1. You have to approach the local driver license authority in your area. They should be able to help you in getting your driver license renewed.
  2. You will have to approach the driver license authority three months ahead of date of expiry.

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Required Documents

  1. ID card or passport
  2. Biometric passport photo
  3. Current driving license
  4. Only Altführerscheinen (gray or pink), which were not issued by the driving license authority in Munich: flashcards copy which you can request from the authority by telephone that issued your driver's license. From there, the flashcards copy should be sent directly to the driving license authority.
  5. Certificate of eyesight examination by an ophthalmologist or Power / occupational physician.
  6. Certificate of a medical examination for medical fitness.


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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

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
or via the contact form

Office Flensburg
Fördestraße 16
24944 Flensburg
Phone: +49 461 316-0
Fax: +49 461 316-1650/1495
Post address
24932 Flensburg

Office Dresden
Office Dresden
Bernhardstraße 62
01187 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 47385-0
Fax: +49 351 4738536
Post address
Dienstsitz Dresden
Postfach 12 01 53
01002 Dresden

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