How to change your Foreign Driving License
If you are a holder of a foreign driving license (outside of the EU) and you have been staying in Germany for more than six months or intend to do so, you´ll need to apply for a German driving license in order to be allowed to carry on driving.
In order to get the license you have to pass a theory test and a driving test. This means that you have to register with a driving school.
The questionnaires for practicing the theory are available in English, either for purchase or study at our driving school. The questions are exactly the same as the ones that you will get in the theoretical exam. The theoretical test has to be done at the TÜV during their office hours.
The driving test will take 45 minutes. This practical exam takes place in the car of the driving school.
The Road to change the Foreign Driving License (B)
After registering with the driving school, you have to apply for the driving license at the nearest local government office.
For this procedure you will need:
1. proof of registration from the driving school
2. an eyesight test certificate (from any optician or oculist)
3. a course certificate in "life-saving emergency measures"
4. a passport photo
5. your passport
6. local administration fee
If you hold a foreign license, please also bring along:
7. a certified translation of driving licence (best done at ADAC)
8. driving license
If you like you can start your training on the day of registration. Training finishes when the test is successfully completed at the TÜV (the authority responsible for doing the exams).
In the unlikelihood of the practical test having to be repeated, we will NOT reimburse you the basic fee.
For costs please see our pricelist.