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International carriage of goods by road - Apply for a driver attestation

Anyone who uses drivers who are not members of a Member State of the European Union (EU) or a state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland as a commercial road haulage company with Community licences requires a driver attestation for the persons concerned. This is requested by the company for the driving personnel.

The regulation serves as proof that there is no illegal or abusive employment of workers from non-EU countries.

The driver attestation entitles the driver to drive the vehicle on behalf of the road haulage undertaking within the EU. It is issued for a period of up to 5 years. However, it can also be limited to a shorter period if the residence permit or passport expires earlier. If the employment relationship is terminated, the driver attestation must be returned to the licensing authority.

Drivers must carry the original driver attestation with them on each journey. A certified copy of the driver attestation must be kept at the company's premises.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the municipalities, joint municipalities and cities.

Which documents are required?

  • Application with information on
    • Name, address and legal form of the company
    • the telephone and fax numbers relevant to the registered office of the company as well as the electronic postal address
    • the competent issuing authority, licence number, date of issue and period of validity and number of certified copies of the Community licence issued in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 on common rules for access to the international road haulage market;
    • Surname, first name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, type and number of the identity card, time and place of issue of the identity card, number of the driving licence, time and place of issue of the driving licence, number of the social security number of the driver attestation for whom the driver attestation is to be issued.
  • The following must be submitted with the application:
    • the Community licence issued to the undertaking,
    • the work permit-EU of the driver, if one has been granted,
    • the passport, passport replacement or replacement of identity card, the residence permit of the driver and
    • the proof according to § 5 paragraph 1 of the Professional Driver Qualification Ordinance, insofar as the application is also directed to the registration according to § 5 paragraph 4 of the Professional Driver Qualification Ordinance or the obligation to complete an initial qualification or further training according to the Professional Driver Qualification Act has existed.

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 on common rules for access to the international road haulage market

Legal basis

Regulation on the international carriage of goods by road and cabotage

§ 20 GüKGrKabotageV

Article 5, paragraph 1 of EU Regulation 1072/2009

Comments

Text reviewed by the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Transport

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation

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:
Margret Varel
Telephone: 05931 44-2132
Room:
B 132
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland

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
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

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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