Container; application for approval

For international transport by containers, in the interest of transport safety, appropriate approval of the containers is required. Exceptions are containers designed for air transport.


On the basis of an international agreement, the contracting states undertake to comply with safety standards for the protection of human life when handling, transporting or stacking with containers.

Companies that want to carry out international transports with containers need an authorization for this. Companies based in Bavaria must apply for this from the Government of Swabia.


The containers must be proven to be roadworthy by an expert opinion.


The request must be made in writing.

Required documents

  • Expert opinion on road safety
  • Photos of the container


  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

    Dieser Assistent unterstützt Sie bei der Erstellung eines formlosen Schreibens, wenn die zuständige Stelle kein Antragsformular zur Verfügung stellt.


  • The costs are based on the cost regulations. The fee range is 100 to 250 euros per container.


Administrative court action

Status: 10.02.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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