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Driving licence: transfer - foreign driving licence


Holders of a valid foreign driving licence may drive motor vehicles within the scope of their authorisation in Germany for a period of 6 months if they have a normal residence in Germany. If a motor vehicle is to continue to be driven in Germany, a conversion of the driving authorisation into a German driving licence is required.

EU or EEA driving licences of harmonised driving licence categories do not in principle require any reclassification, unless they are temporary driving licences.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the independent city in which you have your residence.

Which documents are required?

  • Application form (to be created by the driving licence authority)
  • Photo ID (identity card, passport, displaced persons ID)
  • Registration certificate from the residents' registration office responsible for the main residence
  • a photograph (biometric) that complies with the provisions of the Passport Ordinance of 19 October 2007 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2007, 2386)
  • foreign driving licence, possibly with official translation
  • Proof that the foreign driving licence is valid

All other application documents depend on the category of driving licence to be converted and on the state which issued the licence. Further information can be obtained from your competent driving licence authority.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Comments

Text checked by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport; updated 29.06.2009

Author

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competent Bodies


Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
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Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
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Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
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Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
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Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

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

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
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

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

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
Timetable
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Fachbereich Zentrale Steuerung und Finanzen
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
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Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
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Telephone: 05961 509-440
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
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Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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