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Replace driver's license (theft / loss)

If your driver's license has been lost (e.g., lost, stolen) or needs to be replaced for other reasons (e.g., because it has become illegible), you must apply for a replacement license.


If your driver's license shows the key number 95 on the license and they have lost their license, please post the request: Apply for driver qualification certificate

As of 05/23/2021, the key number 95 will no longer be displayed on the driver's license. Applicants will also need a driver qualification certificate.

A replacement driver's license must be applied for if the previous one has been lost, stolen or has become illegible, for example.

The application for the issuance of a replacement driver's license must be submitted to the responsible office by the driver's license holder in person, in writing or on record. The replacement driver's license will be sent to you by mail.


  • Residence in Bremen
  • Driving license data must be available in Bremen
  • In addition, a record card transcript from the driver's license office that issued the current driver's license, if the driver's license was issued outside of Bremen prior to 1999.

What documents do I need?

  • Identity card or passport
  • Passport photo

    according to the photo sample board

  • Important information about the photo booths in all offices of the Citizen's Office:
    • The machines are operated by outside companies and often do not work. It cannot be guaranteed that passport photos can be taken on site. We advise you to bring passport photos to the appointment.
  • if necessary, additional confirmation from the police of the theft report
  • 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