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Driving licence: Renewal - Category C and D driving licence

Licences for categories C, CE, CE79, C1, C1E (trucks) and D, DE, D1, D1E (buses) are issued for a limited period and may be extended.

Licences in these categories shall be issued or renewed for the following periods at the latest:

  • Categories C1, C1E:
    • valid until the age of 50
    • after the applicant has reached the age of 45: for five years
  • Categories C, CE, CE79, D, D1, DE and D1E: for five years

Hint: With the extension, a new driving licence is issued.

Who should I contact?

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

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card or passport with current confirmation of registration
  • previous driver's license
  • a recent photograph (biometric) that complies with the provisions of the Passport Ordinance of 19 October 2007 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2007, 2386)
  • ophthalmological report on the examination of vision or certificate of an ophthalmologist in accordance with § 12 Abs. 6 in conjunction with Annex 6 Fahrerlaubnisverordnung (FeV). You can have this report drawn up by your ophthalmologist or by an occupational physician. At the time of application, the certificate must not be older than two years.
  • medical certificate of physical and mental fitness on official form in accordance with § 11 Abs. 9 i.V.m Anlage 5 FeV. There is an official form for this certificate, which doctors usually have. You can have the certificate issued by any doctor. At the time of application, the certificate must not be older than one year.
  • for the extension of categories D, DE, D1 and D1E (BUS)
    • from the age of 50:
      • in addition, a performance psychological report according to § 11 Abs. 9 i.V.m Anlage 5 Nr. 2 FeV.
        • The performance psychological examination includes, for example, a review of resilience, responsiveness, orientation and the ability to concentrate. Proof of compliance with these special requirements is provided by means of an occupational or occupational medical report or by an expert opinion from an officially recognised assessment centre for fitness to drive. At the time of application, the certificate must not be older than one year.
    • For driving licence category D, a certificate of good conduct of document type "0" (official certificate of good conduct) must be applied for at the municipality of residence. This is sent by the Federal Office of Justice directly to the driving licence authority. A private certificate of good conduct is not sufficient.

§ 11 Abs. 9 i.V.m Anlage 5 Nr. 2 Fahrerlaubnisverordnung(FeV)

§ 12 Abs. 6 Fahrerlaubnisverordnung (FeV)

What are the fees?

Emission: 42,60 EUR
Payment in advance: No
according to the Schedule of Charges for Road Transport Measures (GebOSt)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

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

Applications / forms

The application must be made in person.

Technically approved by

AG Kommunenredaktion


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 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Nico Gudewill
Telephone: 05931 44-5010
K II, 10
responsible for:
Jan-Marco Diers
Telephone: 05931 44-4012
K II, 12
responsible for:
Lara Wilmes
Telephone: 05931 44-5017
K II, 10
responsible for:
Tobias Schütte
Telephone: 05931 44-4011
K II, 11
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)