Information about driving licenses
If you are planning to stay in Germany longer than just for a vacation, here is some information about driving licenses in Germany.
When do I need to apply for a German driver’s license?
Citizens from the EU and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein do not need to get their license changed. When you have a valid national license, you can use it until it expires. Consequently, after your national license has expired, you need to get a German one! Here is the information about driving licenses you need to have:
- Get an appointment with the LVB Hamburg
- Bring :
- your passport and your registration
- your valid homecountry drivers license
- a biometric photo35 x 45 Millimeter (ohne Kopfbedeckung)
- your appointment number
Driving license for non-EU citizens
If you are not from the EU, please have a look at this table – individual rules apply for every country. Moreover, it is sometimes necessary to do the theoretical and practical test. Further, an eyesight test might be required as well as a first aid course. The eyesight test can be done at any optician near you and also any eye specialist. Please check online for first-aid courses in your area. You will find plenty of options to choose from.
If you haven’t done it yet:
- make sure your car is registered here
- you have insurance for you car
- you have TÜV and ASU on a regular basis
Lastly, please get in touch with Lost in Translation to attain all information about driving licenses. We are happy to help you.