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Austria - Apply for Credit Card Driving License

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Fill up the application.
  2. Submit to the licensing authority along with all other required documents.
  3. Pay the necessary fee.
  4. You will receive confirmation from the licensing authority,informing you on when you can pick up the license.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Valid photo ID, has all important personal data ( eg include name, first name, date of birth, place of birth) If no official identification is present, it needs a witness identity / identities of witnesses. Here are some documents you may present as a valid identification:
    • Passport
    • Identity card
    • Weapons pass
    • Driving license (only those recognized by the authorities as an official photo ID)
  • A photo (portrait 35 mm x 45 mm ), which can recognize the owner / the owner properly (if possible according to certain criteria passport photo )
  • Possibly confirmation of the message (facilitates the execution by the Authority)
  • If necessary, marriage certificate , divorce order or divorce decree , or official document showing the name change



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Burgenland

BH Eisenstadt-Umgebung

Julius Raab-Strae 1, 7000 Eisenstadt

Phone: +43 57 600 4180 Fax: +43 57 600 4177 E-mail: bh.eisenstadt @ bgld.gv.at


BH Gssing

Main 1, 7540 Gssing

Phone: +43 57 600 4691 Fax: +43 57 600 4670 E-mail: bh.guessing @ bgld.gv.at


Carinthia

BH Feldkirchen

Milesistrae 10, 9560 Feldkirchen

Phone: +43 50536 67214 Fax: +43 50536 67200 E-mail: bhfe.verkehr @ ktn.gv.at

BH Hermagor

Main road 44, 9620 Hermagor

Phone: +43 50 536 6340 0 Fax: +43 50 536 6339 1 E-mail: post.bhhe @ ktn.gv.at


Lower Austria

BH Amstetten

Preinsbacherstrae 11, 3300 Amstetten

Phone: +43 7472 9025 21130 Fax: +43 7472 9025 21131 E-mail: buergerbuero.bham @ noel.gv.at


Upper Austria

LPD Upper Austria

Nietzsche Strae 33, 4021 Linz

Phone: +43 59 133 40 0 Fax: +43 59 133 40 6229 E-mail: lpd-o-verkehrsamt@polizei.gv.at


Salzburg

LPD Salzburg

Alpen Strasse 90, 5020 Salzburg

Phone: +43 59 133 50 0 Fax: +43 59 133 50 6219 E-mail: lpd-s-verkehrsamt@polizei.gv.at


Steiermark

LPD Styria

Park ring 4, 8010 Graz

Phone: +43 59 133 60 0 Fax: +43 59 133 60 6219 E-mail: lpd-st-verkehrsamt@polizei.gv.at


Tyrol

LPD Tyrol

Kaiserjgerstrae 8, 6020 Innsbruck

Phone: +43 59 133 70 0 Fax: +43 59 133 70 6219 E-mail: lpd-t-Verkehrsamt@polizei.gv.at


Vorarlberg

BH Bludenz

Castle Gayenhofplatz 2, 6700 Bludenz

Phone: +43 5552 6136 0 Fax: +43 5552 6136 51095 E-mail: bhbludenz@vorarlberg.at


Vienna

LPD Vienna Office

Holaubek-Josef-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Opening times:

Mon: 8:00 to 12:30

Tues: 8:00 to 12:30

Wed: 8:00 to 12:30

Sat: 8:00 to 12:30, 13:30 to 17:00

Fri: 8:00 - 12:00

Phone: +43 1 31345 0

Fax: +43 1 31345 87029

E-mail: lpd-w-sva-ref-verkehrsamt@polizei.gv.at



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Eligibility[edit]

A driving license is issued to a person who:

  • have reached the required minimum age for the desired class
  • is reliable to drive
  • is fit to drive a motor vehicle
  • technically capable of driving a motor vehicle
  • have provided evidence that they have trained in life-saving measures in a traffic accident or, for the driving license for the class D, in first aid.

A driving license for categories C1, C, D1 and / or D may only be granted if the applicant is in possession of the driving license for category B. A driving license for categories BE, C1E, CE, D1E and / or DE may only be issued if the driver's license applicants already in possession of the categories B, C1, C, D1 and / or D is.



Fees[edit]

  • New application: 60.50
  • Duplicate exchange: 49.50
  • Extension in time limit: 49.50
  • Extension of the classes C/C1/D: 11.00
  • Express delivery: currently 16.00



Validity[edit]

  • Licenses issued on January 19, 2013 will be valid up to 15 years.
  • All licenses issued earlier than January 19, 2013 (paper-and credit-card driving licenses) must be exchanged for licenses MFIs no later than 19/01/2033 . The limit refers to the document and not on the driver's license.

Exemptions can be found in the license law.



Documents to Use[edit]

Download the Application Form

https://www.help.gv.at/Portal.Node/hlpd/public/resources/documents/FormularFuehrerscheinantrag_Behoerde_2013.pdf



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Sample Documents[edit]

Follow link to view an image of a Credit Card Driving License: http://www.fs-info.at/content/kartenelemente-vorderseite



Processing Time[edit]

For the exchange, your application may be processed within 5 to 10 days.

For the express delivery, your license will be available within 2 days.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Instructions[edit]

The procedure for "credit card driving license - Application" is the same when a valid "paper license" is exchanged for the new "credit card driving license".

Licensing Authorities in Austria:

  • National Police Directorate, cities with State Police:
    • Vienna
    • Bregenz
  • District Commissions, in communities:
    • In statutory cities Krems and Waidhofen / Ybbs the magistrate
    • For the statutory Rust: the National Police Directorate Burgenland



Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

A driver's license is a legal document issued by the state. It expresses a persons capability to operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway.

Beginning March 2006, Austrian driving licences are delivered in the form of a plastic card.



Information which might help[edit]

You must bring your license with you at all times during journeys.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]



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Others[edit]

The driving license is made from highly durable polycarbonate - it will last longer if you consider the following:

  • Do not bend
  • Avoid keeping it in your pocket
  • Avoid exposing the card to direct sunlight
  • Do not store in plastic sleeves containing plasticizers
  • Do not bring with liquids, in particular acids and bases, into contact