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After half a year every foreign driver´s license expires in Germany (except EU-Licenses)!

 

This is a new regulation valid for foreigners who come to Germany since January 1st, 1999. Driving with such an expired license is an offence against the law and may result in serious repercussions under criminal law. Additionally, in the event of an accident you will have no insurance coverage whatsoever. No temporary stay in your home country or new issue of an international drives license can alter your obligation to comply with this law.

 

 

 

 

To acpuire a German driving license, there are two ways:

 

  • Converting your driving license (Umschreibung)
  • Complete new German driving license

 

Converting your driving license (Umschreibung)

When ?

 

As your foreign driving license becomes invalid after 6 month, apply for German driving license not later than 3 month after your registration in Germany, to keep margin for the lengthy bureaucratic process.

To get a new, valid driving license, it will take you at least 4-5 weeks.

 

Where ?

 

 

You have to apply for a new driving license at Führerscheinstelle in your city.

The opening hours are usually in Munich Mo, Thu, Thu, Fr 0800-1200, We closed.

 

How ?

 

You need the following documents to submit your application at Führerscheinstelle:

 

  • Your present driving license
  • Your passport
  • Contract with driving school (Fahrschule)

You have to choose the driving school before you submit your application. the choice of driving school should depend upon the following three factors:

  • Price. Check for the rate of a lesson (Fahrstunde), charges for theory (Theorie-) and practical (Praxis-) test (Prüfungen) and registration (Anmeldung/Grundgebühr) fee. Some driving schools waive registration fee vor converting your license.
  • Availability of English spoken trainer. Ask for it in case you need.
  • Location. Should be easily reachable from your place

You will get a paper from driving school whis is called Ausbildungsvertrag, basically a letter of contract.

  • Translation (Übersetzung) of your driving license

For this, you have to go to ADAC Führerscheinübersetzungsstelle. The translation fee is € 35.- . Please take your Passport and original driving license with you. Make sure that your driving license has no overwriting and everything is clearly visible. Sometimes, the raise objections and refuse to translate if text is not easily readable. If everything is ok, they do the translation immediately

  • First aid certificate

To get a first aid certificate, you will be required to attend the first aid course. This course is usually 6-8 hours long and you can also do this on Saturdays or Sundays. You can inquire about this course at any driving school. The course fee is about € 20,- . It's a useful course and also in english possible.(For example: “Allgemeine Sanitätshilfe” )

  • Vision test certificate (Sehtest)

You can do this at any optician, ophthalmologist or TÜV.

Fee is approx. € 6,-

  • The fee for application at Führerscheinstelle is at about € 45.-

 

Once you have submitted your application form, all you can do is wait. The Führerscheinstelle will send your driving license and other papers to the crime department (Landeskriminalamt) who will check for genuineness of your driving license. After all this bureaucratic procedure, they will inform the driving school to conduct the required tests. The whole process takes 4-6 weeks. Keep in touch with your driving school.

 

Tests ?

 

Transfer of driving license is based on the qualification requirements for the respective German license class and, thus, requires a written and practical driving test.

 

Theory test

 

You can give written test in one of several European languages including English. Inform your driving school about this in advance. The test is tough and you should give yourself at least 2 weeks time for preparation. You can buy the learning material at driving school.

The test consists of total 30 multiple answer questions out of which 20 are basic (Grundstoff) and 10 are for your driving class (Zusatstoff) and you get 30 mins time. One or many answers can be correct. The questions have a weight of 2,3,4 or 5 points and you are not allowed to have more than 10 error points to clear the exam. This exam is usually conducted every alternate week by the driving school.

Although most of the questions are logical, you may find difficulty in understanding some questions due to poor translation. Recall your school days and simply learn these questions by heart. Anyhow, it is possible to clear the exam with self-study and, therefore, it is not recommended to take theory lessons from driving school.

 

Practical test

 

You are allowed to appear in the driving test only after you have passed the theory exam. Some driving schools conduct both the exams on the same day while the others on separate days.

This test is quite tough and failure rate for the first attempt is approx. 30%. You are required to drive for 45 mins. in presence of TÜV examiner and any big mistake or sometimes several small mistakes would result in an failed attempt. There should be a time gap of 2 weeks beween two consecutive attempts and you will have to wait for 3 months if you fail three times in a row.

Although it is not mandatory to take driving lessons, a few driving lessons to get familiar with German peculiarities are recommended.

 

Then ?

 

Congratulations !

 

Once you have passed the tests, you will be given your German driving license either by your TÜV examiner or you will be given a certificate and will be asked to go to Führerscheinstelle to pick it up there.

As you are converting your license, the authorities will keep your original driving license. You may try to convince them to give your original license back but in most cases it goes in vain.

By the way, German driving license is valid for life. In case of loss, inform the issuing authority. You will be issued a new license for a nominal fee (new photos required).

 

Making a new driving license

 

The procedure for making a new driving license is more or less the same as converting the license with the following exceptions :

 

  • 12 + 2 theory lessons are mandatory
  • 12 practical lessons are madatory

5 for motorway (Autobahn)

4 for country road (Landstrasse)

3 for night driving

  • you don't need to submit your original driving license and translation
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Driving Rules http://fahrschule-haege.de/index.php/english-information/12-driving-rules http://fahrschule-haege.de/index.php/english-information/12-driving-rules  

In Germany, there are too many driving rules and people follow most of them. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the driving rules before starting to drive in Germany. Some of the important driving rules are listed below:

 

  • Speed limits:

Germany remains the only country in Europe without speed limits on major highways (e.g. A2), unless specified otherwise. The recommended speed, however, is 130 km/h. The speed limit for express ways (e.g. B14) and on any other roads outside built up aereas is 100 km/h, 50 km/h within city boundaries and 30 km/h in residential areas.

  • Right before left:

Right of way to cars on the right at all uncontrolled crossroads and junctions.

  • Pedestrians:

Pedestrians have the right of way at designated cross walks or when crossing with green light.

  • Seat belt:

All passengers are required to wear seat belts while driving.

  • Children:

Children untill the age of 12 and less than 150 cm may only be carried in suitable child restraints.

  • U-turns:

U-turns are generally permitted unless otherwise indicated.

  • Overtaking:

Overtaking on the right and hogging the left lane are serious violation.

  • Keep your distance:

Keep your distance. Tailgating is also a serious violation.

  • Buses:

Buses have the right of way when merging into traffic.

  • Headlight flasher:

Misuse of headlight flasher (other than as for warning), is a violation.

Making rude gestures to other motorists is traffic violation. You could even get fined for it.

  • Alcohol limit:

Blood alcohol limit is 0.5%.

  • Make sure that there is a warning triangle (Warndreieck) and a first aid kit (Verbandskasten) in your car. They are required by law!
  • Turning left:

When turning left, give way to oncoming traffic.

  • Turning right:

When making right turns check front and rear for pedestrians or bicycles using the sidewalks/bicycle paths.

  • Do not pass buses at bus stops if it might endanger boarding or alighting passengers.
  • Accidents:

When involved in minor accidents, exchange personal details as well as insurance numbers.

  • If you are involved in an accident, call for police assistance.

Do not leave the scene of accident for any reason!

Desertion may result in criminal prosecution and serious penalizations!

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English glossar http://fahrschule-haege.de/index.php/english-information/16-english-glossar http://fahrschule-haege.de/index.php/english-information/16-english-glossar  

Until recently, it was required to know some German words as part of the practical license test.

Here is a German-English index of some important words:

 

 

 

German

English

Abblendlicht Dipped headlights
Abschleppdienst Breakdown service
Abstand halten Keep distance
Ampel Traffic light
Anfang Start
An geraden Tagen On even days
Anlieger frei Residents only
An Sonn- und Feiertagen On Sundays and holidays
An ungeraden Tagen On odd days
Arzt Doctor
Auf dem Seitenstreifen On the hard shoulder
Ausfahrt Exit
Bahnhof Railway station
Baustelle Road works
Baustellenfahrzeuge frei Building site vehicles only
Behelfsausfahrt Auxiliary exit
Bei Nässe In wet conditions
Dunkelheit Darkness
Einfädeln lassen Allow to join traffic
Einfahrt freihalten Keep entry clear
Einordnen Get into lane
Einsatzfahrzeuge frei Operating vehicles only
Ende End
Fahrstreifenwechsel Changing lanes
Fahrtrichtung Direction of travel
Fernsprecher Telephone
Feuergefährlich Inflammable
Feuerlöscher Fire extinguisher
Frei Free
Frostschäden Frost damage
Grüne Welle bei 60 km/h Drive through on Green at 60 km/h
Hafengebiet, Schienenfahrzeuge
haben Vorrang
Harbour area, rail vehicles have
precedence
Haltestelle Bus/tram stop
Keine Mofas no mopedss
Kraftfahrzeugwerkstatt Motor vehicle repair stop
Krankenfahrzeuge frei Ambulances only
Land und forstwirtschaftlicher
Verkehr frei
Agricultural and forestry
vehicles only
Licht einschalten Switch on lights
Lieferverkehr frei Delieveries only
Linienverkehr frei Scheduled services only
Nebel Fog
Nebenstrecke Secondary route
Notruf Emergency call
Nur Only
Ölspur Traces of oil
Parkaus Multi-storey car park
Parkscheibe Parking disc
Parkschein Parking ticket
Parkuhr Parking meter
Polizei Police
Radweg kreuzt Cycle track crosses
Rauch Smoke
Rollsplitt Loose chippings
Schlechte Wegstrecke Bad section of road
Schülerlotse School crossing patrol
Schulbus School bus
Stau Congestion
Straßenschäden Road damage
Streugut Strewing material
Tankstelle Petrol station
Umleitung Diversion
Unfall Accident
Verbandkasten First-aid kit
Verschmutzte Fahrbahn Soiled road surface
Vorfahrt geändert Priority changed
Warndreieck Warning triangle
Werktags Workdays
Wohnwagen Caravans
Zufahrt frei Free access

 

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webmaster@fahrschule-haege.de (Administrator) English informations Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000