Workshop card; applying for a replacement in the event of loss

If you have lost your workshop card, you can apply for a replacement card at the relevant office.



  • Your company is
    • an officially recognized manufacturer of tachographs,
    • a vehicle workshop authorized by the manufacturer, or
    • an approved and recognized motor vehicle workshop.
  • Eligible to apply are
    • you as the entrepreneur or a person authorized to represent or
    • authorized representative or authorized person of the company.


The workshop card is valid for one year.

Processing time

5 working days

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • Application for issuance of a workshop replacement card due to loss
    • verifiable documents concerning the name, address and registered office of the workshop, tachograph manufacturer or vehicle manufacturer
    • proof of identity of the entrepreneur or the person or persons authorized to represent the company according to the law, articles of association or partnership agreement
    • Proof of identity as well as notification of the native language of the specialist for whom the workshop card is being applied for
    • Proof of training of the responsible specialist in accordance with the tachograph tachograph training guideline.
      • not older than 3 years
    • Proof of the employment relationship of the responsible specialist
    • Proof of recognition or commissioning of the workshop (according to § 57b StraßenverkehrsZulassungs-Ordnung)
      • Not older than 3 years
    • written declaration of loss
    • at the request of the competent body, the holder of the workshop card must, if necessary, provide an affidavit stating that and for what reasons the workshop card cannot be returned


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