International road haulage; application for a driver attestation

If you employ driving personnel from non-EU countries, you must apply for a driver's certificate for them.


Any company engaged in commercial road haulage with a Community license that employs drivers who are not nationals of a Member State of the European Union (EU) or a State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland requires a driver attestation for each of the persons concerned. This is applied for by the company for the driving personnel.

The regulation serves as proof that no illegal or abusive employment of workers from non-EU countries is taking place.

The driver attestation entitles the driving personnel to drive the vehicle on behalf of the road haulage company within the EU. It is issued for a period of up to 5 years. However, it can also be limited to a shorter period if the residence permit or passport expires earlier. When employment is terminated, the driver's certificate must be returned to the licensing authority.

Driving personnel must carry the original driver's certificate with them on each trip. A certified copy of the driver's certificate must be kept at the company's premises.

Required documents

  • Community license of the applicant company

  • the following documents of the driving personnel as a copy:

    • Driving license
    • Passport
    • Residence permit
    • Work permit
    • Social security card


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