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Exchange old driver's license for new driver's license


Many owners of a driver's license are still on the road with the old paper driver's license. These documents have been gradually losing their validity since January 19, 2022 - staggered according to the holder's year of birth.

If the validity of your old paper driver's license has expired, you must have it replaced by the currently valid uniform card driver's license of the European Union (EU).

As the holder of an older driver's license in credit card format, you are also affected by the exchange.

Card driver's licenses issued as of Jan. 19, 2013, are limited to 15 years. Certain deadlines apply to driver's licenses issued before then in order to exchange them.

Based on your year of birth, you can see in the following overview by when you have to exchange your driver's license. These deadlines apply to driver's licenses issued up to and including 12/31/1998:

  • before 1953 - 01/19/2033
  • 1953 to 1958 - 19.07.2022
  • 1959 to 1964 - 19.01.2023
  • 1965 to 1970 - 19.01.2024
  • 1971 or later - 01/192025

Based on the year of issuance, you can see when you need to exchange your driver's license by in the chart below. These deadlines apply to driver's licenses issued on or after 01/01/1999:

  • 1999 to 2001 - 01/19/2026
  • 2002 to 2004 - 19.01.2027
  • 2005 to 2007 - 19.01.2028
  • 2008 - 19.01.2029
  • 2009 - 19.01.2030
  • 2010 - 19.01.2031
  • 2011 - 19.01.2032
  • 2012 to 01/18/2013 - 01/19/2033

Notes:

  • Holders of a driver's license whose year of birth is before 1953 must also exchange the driver's license by 01/19/2033, regardless of the year the driver's license was issued.
  • The respective time limit only affects the driver's license document, not the underlying driver's license. A medical examination or other checks are not regularly associated with the document exchange.
  • The rights documented in the driver's license remain in force even if the document is exchanged.

What are the fees?

  • The fee is based on the Fee Regulations for Road Traffic Measures (GebOSt).
  • If the driver's license is sent directly to the home address, an additional shipping fee will be charged.

Fee: 25,00 - 30,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
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Applications / Forms

competent Bodies


Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr
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

Ansprechpartner

Melanie Backs
Telephone: 05931 44-5018
Room:
K II, 10
responsible for:
Petra Kämmerer
Telephone: 05931 44-4010
Room:
K II, 10
responsible for:
Karin Voigt
Telephone: 05931 44-4018
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:

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

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