Driver License in Düsseldorf

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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 Following that time, the original license is no longer valid and driving in Germany is not permitted.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.



Amt für Einwohnerwesen Abteilung Straßenverkehrsamt Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Höherweg 101

40233 Düsseldorf , NRW


Phone: +49 211 899 0138

Fax: +49 211 892 9187

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