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Driving licence: Replacement

If your driver's license

  • has been lost or lost,
  • was stolen,
  • has become unusable because it has become illegible, has changed your appearance or has other reasons,

you need a new driver's license.

A new driving licence is not required in the event of a change of name as a result of marriage or other circumstances, provided that the name on the driving licence is shown in the identity card.


  • the applicant's normal domicile within the remit of the issuing authority
  • Possession of a driving licence

The application for a replacement driving licence must be submitted in person by the applicant to the competent authority.
The requested driving licence may also be collected by a person authorised in writing.

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

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