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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a driver card


For certain motor vehicles placed on the market for the first time on or after 01.05.2006, the use of digital recording equipment is mandatory. This applies to vehicles which:

  • are used for the carriage of goods and whose maximum permissible weight, including trailers or semi-trailers, exceeds 3,5 tonnes, and
  • vehicles used for the carriage of passengers which, by virtue of their construction and equipment, are suitable and intended to carry more than nine persons, including the driver.

The digital recording device records driving times and rest periods, makes manipulation more difficult to the detriment of general road safety and facilitates checks.

The driver card replaces the previous speedometer disc and stores the driving and rest periods for at least 28 days. After that, the oldest data is overwritten. Each driver may only have one valid driver card. This is checked (national: Central Tachograph Card Register, international: TACHOnet).

The following data can be read:

  • Surname, first name, date of birth, photograph and signature of the applicant
  • Driver's license number
  • Nationality of the issuing country
  • Validity period (from / to)
  • Driving and rest periods (including interruption and whether the driver has driven alone or in two-driver mode)
  • Data relating to the vehicle (operating times, date, registration number, mileage)
  • Events, errors and controls

The driver cards are issued in Saxony-Anhalt by DEKRA Automobil GmbH and TÜV Nord Mobilität GmbH & Co. KG.

The applicant must have a main residence in Germany or prove an employment relationship in Germany.
The driver card can only be obtained by holders of a valid driving licence in the form of the EU card driving licence. If you do not yet have an EU card driving licence, you must apply for it at the same time when applying for the driver card. At least one of the following categories of driving licence must be proven: B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D or DE.

  • EU card driving licence (for holders of a German driving licence) or proof of driving authorisation issued in another EU/EEA country or third country (possibly certified translation)
  • Identity card or passport in conjunction with a confirmation of registration
  • Photograph of new date, against a light background in size 35 x 45 mm, showing the applicant without headgear in half profile

Fee: 38,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Driver First, follow-up, and replacement exhibition

Fee: 37,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Company Card Initial, follow-up, and replacement issues up to 2 cards

Fee: 35,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
First, follow-up, and replacement issuance from 3 tickets (collective order)

Fee: 41,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Wertstatt Card First, follow-up, and replacement exhibition

Fee: 5,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Written request to return / return a card

The driver card is valid for five years.
The driver card may be re-applied for at the earliest six months before expiry but no later than 15 working days before expiry date.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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