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Driving licence: extension - Category C and D driving licence

Driving licences for categories C, CE, CE79, C1, C1E (trucks) and D, DE, D1, D1E (bus) are issued for a limited period of time and may be renewed.

The driving licence of these classes shall be issued or renewed for the following periods at the most:

  • Classes C1, C1E:
    • valid until the age of 50
    • after the 45th year of the applicant's age: for five years
  • Classes C, CE, CE79, D, D1, DE and D1E: for five years

Note: A new driving licence will be issued with the extension.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the county-free city in which the main residence is located.

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card or passport with current confirmation of registration
  • previous driving licence
  • a current photo (biometric) that complies with the provisions of the Passport Ordinance of 19 October 2007 (BGBl. I p. 2007, 2386)
  • ophthalmological report on the examination of the vision or certificate of an ophthalmologist in accordance with Section 12 (6) i.V.m. Appendix 6 Driving Licence Ordinance (FeV). You can have this opinion prepared by your ophthalmologist or by an occupational and occupational physician. At the time of application, the certificate may not be older than two years.
  • medical certificate of physical and mental fitness on official form in accordance with Section 11 (9) i.V.m Appendix 5 FeV. There is an official form for this certificate, which doctors usually have at their disposal. You can have the certificate prepared by any doctor. When applying, the certificate may not be older than one year.
  • for the extension of classes D, DE, D1 and D1E (BUS)
    • from the age of 50:
      • in addition, a performance psychological report in accordance with Section 11 (9) i.V.m Appendix 5 No. 2 FeV.
        • Performance psychological examination includes, for example, a check of resilience, responsiveness, orientation and concentration capacity. Proof of compliance with these special requirements shall be provided by means of an occupational or occupational health report or by an expert opinion of an officially recognised assessment body for driving suitability. When applying, the certificate may not be older than one year.
    • For driving licence category D, a certificate of approval of the document type "0" (official certificate of leadership) must be applied for at the municipality of residence. This is sent directly by the Federal Office of Justice to the driving licence authority. A private certificate of leadership is not sufficient.

What are the fees?

Emission: 42,60 EUR
Payment in advance: No
according to the Charging Regulations for Road Traffic Measures (GebOSt)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application should be made no later than eight weeks before the expiry of the validity of the previous drivinglicence.

Applications / forms

The request must be made in person.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

AG Municipal editorial staff

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Point of contact:
Silvia Distler
Telephone: 05931 44-2133
B 133
responsible for:
Jan-Marco Diers
Telephone: 05931 44-1147
B 147
responsible for:
Lara Wilmes
Telephone: 05931 44-2147
B 147
responsible for:
Tobias Schütte
Telephone: 05931 44-1133
B 133
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.