Driver card; application

Are you a driver of a truck or bus and need a driver card for the first time? Then you must apply for one at the office responsible for you.



  • You are resident in the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • You have a valid driver's license with one of the following categories: B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE.
  • Your valid driver's license must correspond to one of the above categories if it was issued in an EEA member state.

Special notes

There are no indications or special features.

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • Application for driver card
    • Proof of identity
    • valid domestic driver's license or driver's license of a state of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), respectively
      • entitles the holder to drive vehicles for which regulations on driving and rest periods must be observed
    • Proof of residence in Germany and address
    • proof of birth and surname, first name, day and place of birth
    • Photograph against a light background in the size 35 mm x 45 mm, showing the applicant without headgear in a frontal shot (biometric passport photograph)


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