Driving license, name change, changes in the requirements
Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If the name of the driver's license holder has changed, the driver's license should also be adjusted.

If there is a need to change the requirements, for example because visual aids are no longer required, a new driver's license must be applied for.

  • the current driver's license
  • Identity card or passport with the last registration certificate, if necessary a residence permit with the new name,
  • 1 biometric passport photo 35 X 45 mm,
  • Index card copy - only required if no EU driving license card has been issued and the last driving license was not issued in Hamburg (see also link)
  • International driver's license, if available.
  • appointment confirmation

Additionally if you change your name:

  • the marriage certificate or the certificate of a change of name

Additionally when changing the driver's license requirements:

  • Documents proving that a condition is no longer required (e.g. a medical report).
An ophthalmological report according to Annex 6.2 FeV must be submitted for the deletion of a visual aid.


The application must be made personally. The main residence under registration law is Hamburg. The name change must have already been completed in the identification document (identity card or passport).


For all LBV locations an online appointment is essential .

If the driver's license changes, a new EU card driver's license is always issued.

Validity of driving licenses
The validity of the driver's license issued from January 19, 2013 is limited to 15 years, after which a new issue is required. The driving license remains valid - no new test is required. Driver's licenses issued before January 19, 2013 must be exchanged by January 19, 2033 at the latest.

Appointment booking

  1. Under the service group Driver's license, select the service Change driver's license data .
  2. Use location selection to display appointments at a specific location
    Use the date picker to find the next available date regardless of your location
  3. Select a free appointment (date and time) in the calendar displayed
  4. Enter your name and email address to book.
  5. You will receive an email. Please confirm the appointment.

You will then receive a confirmation of the appointment. Please bring this with you to the appointment.

Related Links

  • LBV driver's license, replacement after theft or loss
  • LBV online services
  • LBV appointment bookings
  • LBV index card copy
  • State Office for Transport (contact details)

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