You must exchange your UK driving licence for a German one within 6 months of moving there. You will not need to take a driving test to exchange your licence. Your local Bürgeramt can tell you where to exchange your licence.
How do I exchange my UK driving licence for a German one?
What do you need to do to exchange your licence?
- To apply, contact the “Fahrerlaubnisbehörde” (driver licencing authority) in your local Stadt or Kreis.
- You will be charged a fee.
- You may need to provide a notarised translation of your UK licence.
How do I transfer my drivers license to Germany?
To exchange your foreign driver’s licence for a German one, you will need to apply at your local driving licensing office. It is a good idea to call ahead to make an appointment and check the exact requirements for exchanging, as this may vary according to your federal state.
Can I have a German and UK driving licence?
German driving licences which were not obtained through a test in an EU member state are now only valid in Britain for one year after taking up residence. Holders of these driving licences must take a British driving test in Britain within a year to obtain a British driving licence.
Can I exchange my UK driving licence in the EU?
UK photocard driving licences will continue to be valid while driving in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. … Those who live in an EU country – or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland – and are currently using a UK driving licence, will have to exchange it for a local one.
How do I change my EU driving Licence to German?
Citizens from EU/EEA states can continue driving for more than six months using their EU driving licence. You can obtain a German driving licence by converting your national driving licence at the Bürgeramt in Berlin. This costs €35 to €42,60 (with new examination for non-EU/EEC-countries).
Can I bring my UK car to Germany?
Used vehicles can be also be brought into Germany free of any customs duty. However, proof of having paid the VAT in the country of origin is required. Other things you might need include: proof of ownership.
How long does it take to get German driving license?
In that case, the application to exchange your driving license for a German license usually takes four to six weeks. If you do not benefit from a reciprocity agreement, getting your German license can take anywhere from two to six months.
Can I use my driver’s license in Germany?
Your driving licence is valid if your stay in the Federal Republic of Germany is temporary. If you hold a valid domestic driving licence or International Driving Permit, you may drive all categories of vehicle indicated on your licence in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Do I need international driving licence in Germany?
Driving in Germany
If you are in Germany as a tourist (less than 185 days), you are permitted to drive in Germany if you have a valid Australian driving licence plus an official translation into German or an international driving permit (IDP). IDPs are issued through state and territory motoring clubs.
Can I have 2 drivers licenses from different countries?
Q: Is it legal to have a valid driver’s license in more than one state? We spend part of the year in another state and it would be very convenient to have a driver’s license in each state for identification and insurance purposes. A: Answer to your first question is no. You can only have one driver’s license.
How long can I drive a UK car in Germany?
Documents for driving in Germany
Vehicles from the UK can be temporarily imported into Germany for up to six months in any period of 12 months. In order to stay on the right side of the law, the following documents should always be carried: Full, valid UK driving licence.
Is my UK driving licence valid in Europe after Brexit?
Yes, most UK drivers are still able to use their normal driving licence to drive in EU countries. There are some exceptions and what is called an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be needed.
How much does it cost to change EU driving licence to UK?
To exchange your license, the process is pretty simple. You will need to complete an application form. This is available online at www.direct.gov.uk/motoringforms or via most post offices. Return it to the DVLA along with your license and the standard £50 fee for exchanging licenses.
How long does it take to change EU driving licence to UK?
You need to send off your application to: DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BT. Once that’s sorted, you’ll receive your UK driving licence in approximately three weeks.