Apply for a driver's license



Important notes


  • the main residence of the applicant is in Hamburg
  • Submit your application six months before you reach the minimum age at the earliest
  • The application can be made before the lesson in the driving school. The driver's license is only issued after the test has been passed.

Documents required

  • a valid identity card or passport with current registration confirmation
  • a biometric passport photo 35 x 45 millimeters
  • a certificate of participation in a first aid training course
  • an eye test (A / B classes); Validity: a maximum of two years from the date of issue
  • Medical reports for C / D classes (family doctor or occupational traffic physician for D classes); Validity: max. 1 year from the date of issue
  • Certificate of good conduct for D classes (application to the responsible registration office)
  • the appointment confirmation

Please note

The driving license offices LBV-Mitte and LBV-Nord are responsible for issuing the driving license.

Validity of driving licenses
Driving licenses issued after January 19, 2013 are valid for 15 years. The 15 year time limit only applies to the document. Classes retain their validity, with the exception of the C and D classes.
Driver's licenses issued before January 19, 2013 must be exchanged by January 19, 2033 at the latest. Further information and deadlines can be found in the article "LBV driving license exchange" under Links.

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

The processing takes place after the date of receipt of the documents


The fees range from EUR 44.70 to EUR 73.30. The basis for this is the fee schedule for measures in road traffic (GebOSt).

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