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Germany - Replace your Drivers License

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  1. To apply for a replacement license you may contact either your local Strassenverkehrsamt (Department of Motor Vehicles) or the Stadtverwaltung (municipality office) where your license was issued. They may be able to provide you proof that you had a valid German driver's license. #After obtaining proof, you may then need to go to the Rathaus (City Hall) to get a replacement.
  2. Do not forget to bring your ID card/passport with you and passport-sized photos.
  3. For lost or stolen license, you will need to file a police report. You will need the report when you apply for a replacement
  4. If you are outside Germany, you may contact the nearest German embassy in the country you are in for assistance.

Required Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Identification
  • Passport sized photos
  • Police report (if applicable)

Office Locations & Contacts

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Unit L 23
Civil Service and Visitor Services
Invalidenstr. 44
10115 Berlin

Citizens Telephone: +49 30 18300 - 3060
(Mon-Fri 9:00 - 12.00 clock)

Inquiries by e-mail to
[email protected]
or via the contact form

Office Flensburg
Frdestrae 16
24944 Flensburg
Phone: +49 461 316-0
Fax: +49 461 316-1650/1495
E-Mail: [email protected]
Post address
24932 Flensburg

Office Dresden
Office Dresden
Bernhardstrae 62
01187 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 47385-0
Fax: +49 351 4738536
E-Mail: [email protected]
Post address
Dienstsitz Dresden
Postfach 12 01 53
01002 Dresden



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