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Renew driver card


The renewed driver card is valid for five years. The start of validity is the date of personalization (production) by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA). Card renewal should take place no later than 15 working days before card expiry. If the driver card has already expired at the time of application, an initial order will be made.

The validity of the renewed driver card immediately follows the expiration date of the old card.

The expired driver card must be carried for 28 days in addition to the new card.

You are entitled to apply for the first issue of a driver card if you are

  • are resident in the Federal Republic of Germany and
  • hold a German EU-card driver's license with one of the following classes: B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE.

Driving licenses issued to a member state of the European Union (EU) or another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) must correspond to one of the aforementioned classes.

- Identity card with eID function (or residence permit or EU citizen card)

- Current, digital biometric photo

- A digital copy of your signature

- A digital copy of your current EU driver's license or a comparable driver's license for applicants from another EU/EEA country

- Current German driver card

Cost type:

Cost amount (variable): from 30 up to 45

Cost designation:

15 working days to 6 months


DEKRA and TÜV North

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance required: No

The application for renewal of your driver card with the required documents and information can be submitted online or on site, depending on the federal state

  • At your local driver licensing authority
  • or at another responsible office (for example, TÜV, DEKRA).
  • To identify yourself online and check your documents, you must have the option of online authentication by means of a user account and digital upload of the required documents.
  • You can pay for the application online via a payment service provider.
  • There is a fee for the creation of a driver card.
  • As part of the application process, you must provide all required information and documents. or upload them.
  • The responsible office will check your information for completeness and accuracy.
  • After a successful check, the KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt - Federal Motor Transport Authority) will issue the personalized driver card.
  • You can collect the personalized driver card
    • pick it up directly at the responsible office in person or
    • have the KBA send it to you directly (after you have submitted your application in person on site).


If serious violations (including both criminal offenses and misdemeanors) are found during the renewal process, the driver card may be refused and the application rejected. be refused and the application rejected.

Please do not order your follow-up card too early, because if the currently valid card is stolen or lost, the new card must also be confiscated and a new, chargeable driver card must be ordered for you.

Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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