Driver card; applying for a replacement in the event of theft

You are a driver of a truck or bus and your driver card was stolen? Then you need to apply for a replacement card.



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

Special notes

There are no clues or specifics.


You must apply for a replacement card within 7 days of a theft.

Processing time

After application and verification, the competent authority will issue your card within 8 working days. (8 Werktage)

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • Application for replacement 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 times 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 photo)
    • proof of a theft report
    • the issuing authority may also require the holder of the driver card to provide an affidavit stating that and for what reasons he or she is unable to return the driver card


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