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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.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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