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Driving licence compulsory exchange

Because of the current situation, please see the Information on the Citizen's Office home page.

With the following link you can book an appointment for this request:

In its session on 15.02.2019, the Bundesrat (Upper House of the German Parliament) passed the 13th ordinance amending the Driving Licence Ordinance (Fahrerlaubnis-Verordnung, FeV) and other road traffic regulations. The resolution also includes the so-called staggered mandatory exchange of all driving licence documents issued before 19.01.2013. This means that by 19.01.2033 all driving licence holders in the European Union should have a driving licence of the same standard. It is planned to stagger the period according to the year of birth and the date of issue of the driving licence. This regulation is intended to avoid a rush on the driving licence authorities and disproportionately long processing times for citizens.

Further information is available by telephone on 0421-115 or by e-mail

You can find out the deadlines for the compulsory exchange of your driving licence at the following link .


  • Personal application to the driving licence authority
  • Main residence in Bremen

What documents do I need?

  • Biometric photograph
  • Identity card or passport
  • Driving licence
  • In addition, an index card copy from the driving licence office that issued the current driving licence, if the driving licence was issued outside Bremen before 1999