International road freight transport; application for transport permits for Southeast Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

German forwarders who want to transport goods to Southeast Europe, North Africa and the Middle East need a permit from the foreign office (also applies to transit journeys).


German forwarders who wish to transport goods to non-EU countries require a permit from the foreign body. The Government of Upper Palatinate (= transport issuing authority) as the national licensing authority has a contingent of these permits valid abroad at its disposal. These permits can be issued if the entrepreneur has a road haulage licence valid in Germany, he is reliable and the respective quota is not exhausted.

The same applies to the transport of relief goods. However, a private person does not need an EU licence for this.


The authorisation shall be granted to an operator who is authorised to carry out international road haulage operations for others in the State in which the undertaking is established and about whom there are no facts giving rise to doubts as to his personal reliability. It is not transferable.

The permit is issued for a specific period of time, at least one calendar day. The number of journeys that may be made within this period may be limited.

The same applies to the transport of relief supplies.


The application may be submitted in writing, by fax or electronically.

Processing time

2 to 3 days

Required documents

  • Copy of the EU licence (for forwarders subject to the Road Haulage Act)
  • Registration for own-account transport


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.


  • Single trip permit: 10 or 12.00 EUR

    Annual permit: 105,00 EUR

    Transport of relief goods: free of charge

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Status: 16.02.2022

Responsible for editing: Regierung der Oberpfalz

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