Apply for an international driving licence / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

International driving licences are required for temporary stays in a non-EU country. The international driving licence is only a translation of the national EU driving licence and therefore only valid in conjunction with it.

Identity card or passportDriving licencePhotograph, according to the photo sample board

possession of a valid EU driving licence, or Possession of a valid foreign licence to drive motor vehicles in accordance with § 29 of the Driving Licence Ordinance (FeV) Residence - in Bremerhaven or - in a state which has not ratified the Convention on Road Traffic of 08.11.1968. Important: This is a service in municipal responsibility. You can therefore only visit an office that is located in your place of residence.

When travelling to some Eastern European countries, an international driving licence must still be carried. For trips to non-European countries it is generally recommended, and often even mandatory (as is the case in many states of the USA, Canada or Australia, for example), to carry it with you. It is recommended to inquire about the regulations of the respective state. If the applicant still possesses the old grey or pink driving licence, the old driving licence is forcibly exchanged for a (new) EU driving licence in credit card format when the international driving licence is issued. International driving licences issued in Germany for German motor vehicle drivers are not valid in the Federal Republic of Germany Up-to-date information on which country requires an international driving licence can also be obtained from the automobile clubs.

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If an EU card driving licence must first be issued for the issuing of the international driving licence, at least 2-3 working days are required for this - even in urgent cases. If the paper driving licence (grey or pink) was not issued in Bremerhaven, a copy of the card from the driving licence office which last issued a driving licence is required. The copy of the file card should not be older than six weeks.

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