When driving in Düsseldorf it is necessary to convert a foreign driver’s license (Führerschein) to a local German version within the first six months. Following that time, the original license is no longer valid and driving in Germany is not permitted. It is however still possible to convert a license for up to three years following commencement of residency.
This is done at the department of transportation (Strassenverkehrsamt). The system operates for licenses issued in most countries, though some exemptions do exist.
40233 Düsseldorf , NRW
Phone: +49 211 899 0138
Fax: +49 211 892 9187