Central Register of Driving Licences (ZFER)
The ZFER covers all driving licences issued since 1 January 1999 with the uniform European driving licence categories A to E.
With the introduction of these classes, mutual unrestricted recognition of the EU driving licence applies in the member states of the European Union (EU). This means that, in principle, there is no obligation to exchange licences even if the driver moves to another Member State.
The Central Register of Driving Licences records
- Driving licences issued in Germany according to the new EU-uniform categories (only in German) A to E and the national German categories M, L, S and T (until 19.01.2013) or L and T (from 19.01.2013).
- for novice drivers additionally the probationary period
- Driving licences for the carriage of passengers
- Service driver's licences for the police, federal police and federal armed forces
- Driving instructor licences and official driving instructor licences of driving instructors
- Authorisations of motor vehicle experts, examiners and test engineers
Addresses of driving licence authorities
Are you looking for the address of the driving licence authority responsible for you? This is available to you free of charge on the Address directories page (only in German).
For more information on the legal basis of the EU driving licence, see the following link from the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) (only in German).
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