Applying for a driving licence/issuing the first one Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
Driving licences are issued for certain categories and are evidenced by the driving licence. The following classes are available: Class A - Motorcycle Class A1 - Motorcycle Class A2 - Motorcycle Class AM - Motorcycle Class B - passenger car Class C - Truck Class C1 - Truck Class D - Bus Class D1 - Bus Class E (BE, CE, C1E, DE, D1E) Category T - Tractors Category L - Tractors Professional driver: Driving for commercial purposes (this also includes own-account transport and auxiliary transport activities) on public roads with the following motor vehicles: Vehicles with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes (category C1, C1E, C, CE driving licence) Vehicles having more than 8 passenger seats in passenger transport (licence categories D1, D1E, D, DE) and if the classes D1, D1E, D, DE from 10.9.2008 and C1, C1E, C, CE from 10.09.2009 have acquired the basic qualification in accordance with the Professional Driver Qualification Act (BKrFQG) and the Professional Driver Qualification Ordinance and have it entered in the driver's license by the code number 95. Details can be obtained from the Chamber of Commerce.
1. for all classes:, - Identity card or passport - if applicable, registration certificate - Photograph that complies with the provisions of the passport regulation - Previous original driving licence 2. for Class A, A1, A2, AM, L, T, B, BE in addition to 1:, - Proof of participation in a training course in 1. help - Vision test certificate (not older than 2 years) 3. for Class C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and DE in addition to 1:, - Proof of training in 1.help, - certificate or report on visual acuity (not older than 2 years) - certificate or report on physical and mental aptitude 4. for classes D1, D1E, D and DE in addition to 1. and 3:, - Expert opinion on special requirements - certificate of good conduct type O (can be applied for at the driving licence authority)
Reaching the minimum age (according to § 10 FeV ) Fulfilment of the eligibility requirements theoretical and practical examination
For driving the following motor vehicles, a test certificate is required instead of a driving licence Single-track, single-seater bicycles with auxiliary motor up to 25 km/h (mopeds; special seats for children under seven years of age may be fitted). electronic mobility aids within the meaning of the Mobility Aid Ordinance (MobHV) Neither a driving licence nor a test certificate is required for the following vehicles: Motorised wheelchairs for the disabled, single-seater motor vehicles designed for use by physically disabled persons with: - electric drive, - an unladen weight of not more than 300 kg including batteries but excluding the driver, - a maximum authorised mass of not more than 500 kg, - a maximum speed of not more than 15 km/h - a maximum overall width of 110 cm. For older motorized patient lifts with a maximum speed of more than 10 km/h there are transitional provisions and special regulations (obligation to obtain a test certificate). Tractors which, by virtue of their construction, are intended for use in agriculture or forestry, self-propelled work machines, forklifts and other industrial trucks, each with a maximum speed of not more than 6 km/h determined by the construction, as well as single-axle tractors and work machines which are guided by pedestrians on rails. Anyone who makes journeys for commercial purposes (this also includes own-account transport and auxiliary transport activities) on public roads using the following motor vehicles:: Vehicles with a maximum permissible mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes (driving licence of class C1, C1E, C, CE), Vehicles having more than 8 passenger seats in passenger transport (licence categories D1, D1E, D, DE) must, if the classes D1, D1E, D, DE from 10.9.08 and classes C1, C1E, C, CE were acquired from 10.09.09 onwards, Prove the basic qualification according to the Professional Driver Qualification Act (BKrFQG) and the Professional Driver Qualification Ordinance and have it entered in the driving licence by the code number 95 Details can be obtained from the Chamber of Commerce. Examination in foreign languages The theoretical examination must always be taken in German. It is carried out on the basis of questions. For applicants who cannot read or write sufficiently, there is the possibility to be tested orally in German, if necessary with audio support. If the applicant refuses this, the examination will be held in writing. The oral examination must correspond in content and scope to the written examination. A deaf interpreter must be admitted for the examination of deaf persons. The examination of class B and the examination of the basic material only in the other classes (including mopeds) can also be taken in writing in the following foreign languages: English, French, Greek, High Arabic, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish
Application to the driving licence authority (usually done by the driving school) Examination of the documents by the authority Obtaining of register information (central traffic register), zT certificate of good conduct Issue of a test order to the TÜV Issue of the driving licence by handing over the driving licence (within the scope of the practical examination by the TÜV), exceptions are possible Theoretical test: to be taken in writing in German language if you do not have adequate reading or writing skills: Audio test if necessary with deaf interpreter Exam B and the exam only of the basic material in the other classes (including mopeds) can also be taken in writing in the following foreign languages:, English, French, Greek, High Arabic, Italian, Croatian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish. The TÜV returns test orders to the driving licence authority if the theoretical examination has not been passed within twelve months of receipt of the test order, the practical examination has not been passed within twelve months of passing the theoretical examination, or in cases where a theoretical examination is not required, the practical examination has not been passed within twelve months of receipt of the test order. An extension is not possible. A new application must be made. Further information can be obtained from the driving licence authority.