Driver card; applying for a replacement if lost

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

Description

Prerequisites

  • 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.

Deadlines

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

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 names, day and place of birth
    • photograph against a light background, 35 mm x 45 mm in size, showing the applicant without headgear in a frontal view (biometric passport photograph)
    • written statement about the loss
    • the issuing authority may also require the holder of the driver card to make an affidavit stating that and for what reasons he/she is unable to return the driver card

Status:16.11.2023

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr

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