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Driving licence: registration - of points in the driving suitability register

As of May 1, 2014, the following rules apply for the registration of points:

  • 1 point: Administrative offences
  • 2 points: gross administrative offences with a driving ban and criminal offences
  • 3 points: Offences involving disqualification

Points according to the regulations valid until 30.04.2014 will be converted as follows:

  • 0 points = 0 points
  • 1-3 points = 1 point
  • 4-5 points = 2 points
  • 6-7 points = 3 points
  • 8-10 points = 4 points
  • 11-13 points = 5 points
  • 14-15 points = 6 points
  • 16-17 points = 7 points
  • 18 and more points = 8 points

In order to protect against dangers posed by drivers and holders who have repeatedly violated traffic regulations, the competent authority shall take appropriate measures in accordance with the point system.

Process flow

The procedure depends on your score.

  • In the case of a score of 1 to 3, the reservation is made without further action.
  • With a score of 4 to 5, the warning and a reference to a driving aptitude seminar are made in order to improve the traffic behaviour. Anyone who attends a driving aptitude seminar voluntarily can thereby reduce 1 point in accordance with Section 4 paragraph 5 of the Road Traffic Act (StVG).
  • If the score is 6 to 7, a warningis issued.
  • If the score is 8 points, the driving licence is revoked.

Information on the reduction of points contains the performance "Removal of points in the driving suitability register".

Who should I contact?

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


  • Registration in the driving suitability register in case of infringement according to the federal catalogue of facts
  • Information provided by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

What are the fees?

There are fees. Please contact the appropriate body.

Fine: 17,90 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Warning or warning according to the driving suitability register

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

After the withdrawal of the driving licence on the basis of the Score in the driving suitability register, a new driving licence may be issued no earlier than 6 months after the effect of the withdrawal. The period begins with the delivery of the driving licence. In order to demonstrate that the suitability for driving motor vehicles has been restored, it is normally ordered to provide an expert opinion of an officially recognised assessment body for suitability for driving.

What else should I know?

The road users who have become conspicuous on the road are registered in the driving suitability register. Information from this register shall be provided only to authorised bodies and to the persons concerned themselves.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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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


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)

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