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Driving licence: Replacement

If your driver's license

  • has been lost or lost,
  • was stolen,
  • has become unusable because it has become illegible, has changed your appearance or has other reasons,

you need a new driver's license.

A new driving licence is not required in the event of a change of name as a result of marriage or other circumstances, provided that the name on the driving licence is shown in the identity card.

Conditions:

  • the applicant's normal domicile within the remit of the issuing authority
  • Possession of a driving licence

Procedure:
The application for a replacement driving licence must be submitted in person by the applicant to the competent authority.
The requested driving licence may also be collected by a person authorised in writing.

Who should I contact?

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

Which documents are required?

in case of loss:

  • a photo (biometric) that complies with the provisions of the Passport Ordinance of 19 October 2007 (BGBl. I p. 2007, 2386)
  • Submission or acceptance of an affidavit on the whereabouts of the driving licence (this is done in the context of the preliminary speech)
  • a index card copy of the issuing authority
  • valid identity card or passport with current registration certificate or valid passport replacement

in case of theft:

  • a photo (biometric) that complies with the provisions of the Passport Ordinance of 19 October 2007 (BGBl. I p. 2007, 2386)
  • Theft report from the relevant police department (if the theft took place abroad a translation is required)
  • a index card copy of the issuing authority
  • valid identity card or passport with current registration certificate or valid passport replacement

in case of unusability:

  • a photo (biometric) that complies with the provisions of the Passport Ordinance of 19 October 2007 (BGBl. I p. 2007, 2386)
  • a index card copy of the issuing authority
  • valid identity card or passport with current registration certificate or valid passport replacement
  • old driving licence

in case of name change:

  • a photo (biometric) that complies with the provisions of the Passport Ordinance of 19 October 2007 (BGBl. I p. 2007, 2386)
  • a index card copy of the issuing authority
  • valid identity card or passport with current registration certificate or valid passport replacement, and, if the new name has not yet been registered, a certificate of name change
  • old driving licence

What are the fees?

The fees shall be determined by the relevant authority in accordance with its rules on fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

If your driving licence is lost, you should report it to the competent authority immediately.

Comments

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

Author

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

Ansprechpartner

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

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