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Driving licence: Exhibition - International driving licence

International driving licences are required for temporary stays in a country that is not part of the EU. The international driving licence is only a translation of the national EU driving licence and is therefore only valid in conjunction withit.

Process flow

You must submit the application in person and in writing.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the county and the county-free city in which you reside.


  • The applicant must be the applicant's ordinary residence in the Federal Republic of Germany and within the competence of the issuing authority
  • be 18 years of age
  • Possession of the EU card driving licence or an EU/EEA driving licence

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card/passport with registration certificate
  • Presentation of the card driver's license
  • a photo (biometric) that complies with the provisions of the Passport Ordinance of 19 October 2007 (BGBl. I p. 2007, 2386)

What are the fees?

The fees are determined by the respective authority according to your fee regulations.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The international driving licence is usually valid for 3 years.

What else should I know?

For more information, contact your driving licence authority.
You can obtain up-to-date information on the country in which an international driving licence is required from the automobile clubs.


Text reviewed by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economy, Labour and Transport; updated on 06/29/2009


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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

Applications / Forms

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.