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Apply for a driving licence from the age of 17


Young people can obtain a driving licence in class B/BE at the age of 17, but are only allowed to drive with one accompanying person in the first year. The theoretical training can be started with 16.5 years. Special requirements apply to the beginner's companions:

  • the companions must be at least thirty years old,
  • have had a valid category B driving licence (car up to 3.5 t) for at least five years, and
  • must not have more than one point in the Flensburg Central Traffic Register.

After the accompanying phase of one year, the beginner receives his driving licence at the age of 18. Beforehand, he shall drive with an examination certificate issued in his name, on which the accompanying persons are also recorded. The consent of the legal representatives to the participation of the young person in the pilot experiment of "Accompanied driving from 17" is required, in addition to the consent of the companion.

You can apply to the driving licence authority of your county or district-free city. It is also possible to apply for the driving school, where you complete the theoretical and practical driving training.

for applicants:

  • Minimum age 17 years
  • ordinary residence in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Suitability for driving motor vehicles
  • Completion of training for driving motor vehicles
  • successful driving test
  • Knowledge of first aid

for accompanying persons:

  • Completion of the age of 30
  • Possession of category B for at least five years
  • at the time of application, no more than one point in the driving suitability register (previously: traffic central register)

Please clarify in advance which documents are to be submitted in individual cases by telephone at the competent authority.

  • Application form (created in driving school)
  • Supplement to the application (consent of the legal representative)
  • Supplement Consent to the direct dispatch of the card driver's license
  • Accompanying sheet per accompanying person (declaration of consent of the accompanying person)
  • Photo ID (ID card, passport)
  • current registration certificate from the resident registration office responsible for the main residence (registration certificate must only be presented if there is no valid identity card)
  • Photo that complies with the provisions of the Passport Ordinance (biometricsuitability of the passport image)
  • Proof of first aid training
  • Visual test certificate from the optician or certificate/ophthalmological certificate (not older than two years)

for the application: EUR 43.40

for each accompanying person: EUR 8,40

You will also have to reckon with costs for direct delivery to your address.

You can apply at least 6 months before your 17th birthday.

The most important questions and answers about the driver's license with 17 can be found here.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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