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Driving licence: Reclassification - foreign driving licence

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

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

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

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