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Driving licence

A foreign driving licence is only valid for six months from the time at which you register at your new address in Germany. After this time, the licence is no longer valid and you are no longer permitted to drive (exception: EU driving licence).

Ask at the Bürgercentrum whether you need to convert your driving licence before the six-month deadline is up.

If you need to have your driving licence converted, please fill in the application form. You may have to pass a theory test and practical driving test with a driving school.

Concrete issues may have to be clarified in certain circumstances. The  citizens’ centre is happy to answer your questions and provide more information.

Application for the conversion of a foreign driving licence

Whrere ?

[Translate to Englisch:]
Amt für öffentliche Ordnung
Östliche Karl-Friedrich-Straße 2
75175  Pforzheim
Office hours in the community centre

Appointments by appointment only. Use the possibility of an online appointment:

Online appointment booking at the Bürgercentrum

Online appointments in the citizenship service

What will you need?

  • Passport or ID card
  • Up-to-date biometric passport photo
  • Foreign driving licence with German translation

What will you receive?

A driving licence valid in Germany