Driving Licence

How can I drive a car in Germany?

If you are free to move whenever and wherever you want, you will feel more independent. This freedom will increase your quality of living and your chances of finding a job. If you live in a remote area without public transport, you might need a driving licence. Learn about German driving licences, the recognition process for foreign licences and how to avoid losing your licence.

Take to the road in Germany

Am I allowed to drive?

How can I register my driving licence?

How can I apply for a transfer?

What documents do I need for a transfer?

How can I get a German driving licence?

How much does a licence cost?

What is a theory test?

What is a driving test?

Can I lose my driving licence?


If Germany is your primary place of residence and you have a driving licence from another country on the “third party” list, you have to take the theory and driving test before you can transfer it to a German licence.