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E-Mail: info@1sp4mdarmstadt.abde

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Darmstadt Driving Licence Department

Current information (COVID 19):

An appointment without an appointment is currently not possible!

Important:
The following services can now be requested via post:

  • Issuance of first driving licence - Classes A,A1,A2, B or BE
  • Learner’s Permit (BF 17) – Driving licence for 17-year-olds
  • Extension of driving Licence - Classes A,A1,A2,B or BE
  • Extension of driving Licence - Classes B196 or B196
  • Extension of driving Licence - Classes C,CE,C1,C1E,D,DE,D1 or D1E
  • Registration of the professional driver qualification (commercial use)
  • Extension of your current german driving licence
  • Replacement driving licence - in the case of loss
  • Replacement driving licence - when the name has changed or removing a visual aid
  • Exchange of driving licence (switching from old german paper licence to card licence)
  • International driving licence
  • Application for a new driving licence (after withdrawal or waiving of previous licence)
  • First issuance or extension of driving licence that includes passenger transportation
     

An interview is therefore not required. For more details, please refer to the respective information in the checklist.

 

For all other services you need an appointment.
Here you can make an appointment.



If you have any further questions or concerns, we are happy to help you by phone on the authority number 115 or via email fahrerlaubnisbehoerde@1sp4mdarmstadt.abde.

 

 

Driving Licences

Issuance of first driving licence - Classes A,A1,A2, B or BE

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid personal identification card or passport (including residency permit or preliminary certification if from a non-EU country)
  • First aid course certificate - original
  • Vision test certificate (from optician or eye doctor) – no more than two years old - original
  • Current biometric photo
  • Fee: 44,70 Euros

further information

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Learner’s Permit (BF 17) – Driving licence for 17-year-olds with accompanying adult drive

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid personal identification card or passport (including residency permit or preliminary certification if from a non-EU country)
  • First aid course certificate - original
  • Vision test certificate (from optician or eye doctor) – no more than two years old - original
  • Current biometric photo
  • Declaration of consent of parent or legal guardian (see application)
  • Application form for each accompanying adult driver and copy of their identification and driving licence
  • Declaration of consent of parent or legal guardian (see application)
  • Certificate from driving school (via stamp on application or presentation of driving school contract)
  • Fee: 57,40 Euros + 8,40 per accompanying adult driver
     

Important:
An express application for the Learner's Permit (BF 17) is unfortunately not possible, because the Driving Licence Department Darmstadt may has to request a request for card driving licence from local driving registry for the accompanying adult driver from other Driving Licence Departments - in this point the Driving Licence Department Darmstadt depends on the reaction time of the other authorities.
 

further information

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Replacement driving licence - in the case of loss

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid identification card or passport (alternatively a birth certificate/marriage certificate or family register)
  • A current biometric photo
  • When available: ticket issued by the police
  • Fee: 41,30 Euros (when German police ticket is included)

Please note:

Your last driving licence was the pink or grey paper type?

If it was not issued by the City of Darmstadt, you need a card copy of it from the issuing office.

further information

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Replacement driving licence - when name has changed or removing a visual aid

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid identification card or passport (alternatively a birth certificate/marriage certificate or family register)
  • A current biometric photo
  • Copy of your current driving licence
  • Fee: 30,30 Euros
     

in case of name change:

  • Official proof of the name change or marriage certificate

in case of removing a visual aid:

  • Vision test certificate (from optician or eye doctor) in accordance with Rider 6 of the Driving Permit Regulations (FeV) - not older than two years

 

Please note:

Your last driving licence was the pink or grey paper type?

If it was not issued by the City of Darmstadt, you need a card copy of it from the issuing office.

further information

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Extension of driving Licence - Classes A,A1,A2,B or BE

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid personal identification card (EU countries) or valid passport plus residency permit
  • Current biometric photo
  • First aid course certificate - original
  • Vision test certificate (from optician or eye doctor) – no more than two years old - original
  • Fee: minimum of 43,90 Euros

 

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Extension of driving Licence - Classes B196 or B96

  • Application form (comleted and signed)
  • Copy of your valid personal identification card (EU countries) or valid passport + residency permit
  • Current biometric photo
  • Copy of your current driving licence
  • Driving test certificate for B96/B196 driving class - original
  • Fee: 48,70 Euros
     

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Extension of driving Licence - Classes C,CE,C1,C1E,D,DE,D1 or D1E

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid personal identification card (EU countries) or valid passport + residency permit
  • Current biometric photo
  • First aid course certificate - original
  • Copy of your current driving licence
  • Fee: minimum 43,90 Euros
     

Extension of C/CE classes, in addition:

  • Certificate from eye doctor or certificate  in accordance with Rider 6 of the Driving Permit Regulations (FeV) – no more than two years old - original
  • Doctor’s certificate in accordance with Rider 5 of the FeV – no more than one year old - original
  • For commercial use: Proof of training for professional driver qualification - original

 

Extension of D/DE classes, in addition:

  • Certificate from eye doctor or certificate in accordance with Rider 6 of the Driving Permit Regulations (FeV) – no more than two years old - original
  • Doctor’s certificate in accordance with Rider 5 of the FeV – no more than one year old - original
  • Proof of application for certificate of conduct (Type ‘0’) from Residents’ Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt) – this document is sent directly to the Driving Licence Department
  • For commercial use: Proof of training for professional driver qualification - original

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Extension of your current german driving licence

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid personal identification card (EU countries) or valid passport + residency permit
  • Current biometric photo
  • Your current driving licence - original
    (Don't worry, after we have received your application, we will send you a provisional driver's license document for the duration of the production of your new driving licence)
  • Fee: minimum 48,90 Euros
     

Extension of C/CE classes, in addition:

  • Certificate from eye doctor or certificate  in accordance with Rider 6 of the Driving Permit Regulations (FeV) – no more than two years old - original
  • Doctor’s certificate in accordance with Rider 5 of the FeV – no more than one year old - original
  • For commercial use: Proof of training for professional driver qualification - original

Extension of D/DE classes, in addition:

  • Certificate from eye doctor or certificate in accordance with Rider 6 of the Driving Permit Regulations (FeV) – no more than two years old - original
  • Doctor’s certificate in accordance with Rider 5 of the FeV – no more than one year old - original
  • Proof of application for certificate of conduct (Type ‘0’) from Residents’ Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt) – this document is sent directly to the Driving Licence Department
  • For commercial use: Proof of training for professional driver qualification - original

weitere Informationen

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

International driving licence

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid personal identification card (EU countries) or valid passport + residency permit
  • Current biometric photo
  • Copy of your current driving licence
  • Fee: 16,00 Euros

 

Important:

Do you still have a grey or pink paper driving licence?

Then you must exchange the paper license for a card licence. Please take note of the required documents under ‘Exchange of driving licence’

further information

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Exchange of driving licence (switching from old german paper licence to card licence)

Switching from an old german paper licence to card licence

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid identification card or passport
  • Current biometric photo
  • Copy of you current driving licence
  • Fee: 30,30 Euros

further information

Important:
If your current driving licence was not issued by the City of Darmstadt, you need a card copy of it from the issuing office.

 

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Application for a new driving licence (after withdrawal or waiving of previous licence)

(after withdrawal or waiving of previous licence)

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your valid personal identification card (EU countries) or valid passport plus residency permit
  • Current biometric photo
  • First aid course certificate - original
  • Vision test certificate (from optician or eye doctor) – no more than two years old - original
  • Proof of application for certificate of conduct (Type ‘0’) from the Residents’ Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt) – this document is sent directly to the Driving Licence Department
  • Fee: minimum 239,40 Euros plus additional fees for regulatory action

 

Issuance of new licence in classes C, C1, CE, C1E, D, D1, DE or D1E, additionally:

  • Certificate from eye doctor or certificate in accordance with Rider 6 of the Driving Permit Regulations (FeV) – no more than two years old - original
  • Doctor’s certificate in accordance with Rider 5 of the FeV – no more than one year old - original

 

further information

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Exchange of foreign driving licence (non-EU or EWR -European Economic Region countries

  • Valid national identity card or passport, including residency permit or visa
  • Original foreign driving licence (to carry out authenticity inspection)
  • Initial registration certificate in Federal Republic of Germany, including transit countries (to document initial entry into country)
  • Current biometric photo
  • Official translation of driving licence by Notary Public
  • First aid course certificate
  • Vision test certificate (from optician or eye doctor) – no more than two years old
  • Name of driving school
  • Fee: 48,90 Euros

Important:

Driving licences for bus and truck drivers will require additional documents. Please contact the driving licence department via telephone for this information.

further information

Please note:

For this service you need an appointment for a personal interview! Here you can make an appointment.

Extension of foreign driving licence (EU and EWR - European Economic Region countries)

Do you still possess a soon-to-expire foreign driving licence from an EU or EWR country?

Then you may exchange your foreign driving licence for a German one. The following documents are required:

  • Valid national identity card or passport
  • Original EU or EWR foreign passport
  • Current biometric photo
  • Initial entry registration in the Federal Republic of Germany, including transit countries ((to document initial entry into country)
  • Fee: 41,30 Euros

further information

Please note:

For this service you need an appointment for a personal interview! Here you can make an appointment.

Picking up a driving licence you have applied for

  • Copy of yout valid identification card (EU countries) or a valid passport + residency permit
  • Your old driving licence or current driving permit - original
  • If applicable, an informal power of attorney plus presentation of national identity card (EU countries) or valid passport of the authorized person

further information

Request for card driving licence from local driving licence registry

If you possess a grey or pink paper driving licence and now require the card type in order to present it to another driving licence department:

A personal appointment is not necessary in this case!

Please send us an e-mail with the following information or use our quick service function:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Maiden name (if applicable)
  • Date of birth
  • Current address
  • Phone number (in case of questions)
  • List number of current driving licence (if known)


We will then pass on your information directly to your designated Driving Licence Department!

further information

Passenger transportation

First issuance or extension of driving licence that includes passenger transportation

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Copy of your Valid national identity card or passport, including residency permit or visa
  • Certificate from eye doctor or certificate in accordance with Rider 6 of the Driving Permit Regulations (FeV) – no more than two years old - original
  • Doctor’s certificate in accordance with Rider 5 of the FeV – no more than one year old - original
  • Proof of application for certificate of conduct (Type ‘0’) from the Residents’ Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt) – this document is sent directly to the Driving Licence Department
  • For taxis: Certification of successful completion of local knowledge test - original
  • Fee: 48,90 Euros

further information

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send us all the listed documents in a bundled form to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Local knowledge exam (taxi drivers)

Persons interested in becoming taxi drivers must take and pass the local knowledge exam of the city or municipality where they will be driving.

Further information on the local knowledge exam may be obtained by contacting: fahrerlaubnisbehoerde@darmstadt.de
 

 Please note:

Because of the current Corona virus situation, the local knowledge exam is now taking place in an alternative form.

We are currently offering the exam on an individual oral basis!

To register please click here.

further information

Request for issuance of permission to transport passengers with a motor vehicle (according to § 46 PBefG – taxis and rental cars)

Do you want to apply for a taxi or rental car concession within the legal city limits of Darmstadt – the City of Science?

Then please contact us at: fahrerlaubnisbehoerde@darmstadt.de.

further information

Changes to an existing taxi or rental car concession

Do you wish to make changes to the taxi or rental car concession that you currently run, such as a change in the designated motor vehicle or a change to the business location?

Then please contact us at: fahrerlaubnisbehoerde@1sp4mdarmstadt.abde 

We will then contact you without delay!

 

Please note:

It is recommended that you include the following scanned documents with your e-mail:

For change in designated vehicle:

  • Vehicle registration (for new vehicle)
  • Declaration of conformity or gauge calibration certification of new vehicle
  • Concession certificate
  • Relevant excerpt from concession certificate

For change in business location:

  • Proof of new business location stating address (rental agreement or taxi radio certificate)
  • Concession certificate
  • Relevant excerpt from concession certificate

Miscellaneous

Application for exemption from wearing a safety belt or helmet

  • Application form (completed and signed)
  • Current comprehensive medical certificate (Attest)
  • Copy of your valid personal identification card (EU countries) or valid passport + residency permit
  • Fee: 15,00 Euros (1 year), 30,00 Euros (3 years)
     

Please note:
Applications for this service can be submitted via post!
An on-site visit is not required.
Please send all the listed documents to:

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Bürger- und Ordnungsamt
Fahrerlaubnisbehörde
Postfach 11 10 61
64225 Darmstadt

Application for exemption from prohibition of commercial driving on Sundays and holidays or commercial holiday trips

Is your business located in Darmstadt and you need an exemption from the prohibition of commercial driving on Sundays and holidays or commercial holiday trips?

Then please send us a completed and signed application form, including the following documents to: fahrerlaubnisbehoerde@1sp4mdarmstadt.abde

  • Freight documents and accompanying documentation
  • Verification from freight office at point of dispatch confirming impossibility of keeping to deadline if shipped by rail
  • Commercial vehicle and trailer registration
  • Freight haulage permit
     

Application for long-term exemption requires following additional documents:

  • Verification of necessity for transportation on a regular basis
  • Verification of urgency of transportation
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