Driving license, exchange (application in residents' office)
Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Wenn Sie noch im Besitz eines Papierführerscheins alten Rechts sind (rosa oder grau), müssen Sie diesen innerhalb der gesetzlich vorgeschriebenen Frist, in einen neuen Kartenführerschein umtauschen.
The Landesbetrieb Verkehr is responsible. The exchange of an old (gray or pink) driver's license for a card driver's license can, however, be applied for via the resident customer service centers, which will forward the application. For further information, please contact the Landesbetrieb Verkehr - see link.
  • 1 biometrically readable passport photo from the latest time (35x45 mm without border, background light and monochrome. Sample - see link Federal Ministry of the Interior),
  • ID card or passport,
  • Class 3 driving license to be exchanged (pink or gray driving license)


  • The main residence is Hamburg
  • Driving license with class 3 (pink or gray driving license)
  • Personal appearance required
  • If the old driver's license was not issued in Hamburg, the Landesbetrieb Verkehr (LBV) is generally responsible, but applications can be accepted by the districts (a longer processing time must then be expected)


The validity of the driver's license issued from January 19, 2013 is limited to 15 years.
  • Ordinance on the admission of people to road traffic
  • Driving license regulation

Related Links

  • Driver's license, exchange (Landesbetrieb Verkehr)
  • LBV online services
  • Landesbetrieb Verkehr
  • LBV-Mobil
  • LBV appointment bookings
  • Make an appointment online, all customer centers
  • Customer centers Hamburg - overview
The application must be made personally and will be forwarded to the LBV by the customer center. The new driver's license will be sent.

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