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Driving School Stuttgart
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First Aid Course Stuttgart in English
- First Aid Course for Driving License
- First Aid Course in English in Stuttgart city centre
- Free Eye Test for Driving license
Eye Test for Driving license
The eye test for a driving license in Germany typically consists of two parts: visual acuity testing and peripheral vision testing. The visual acuity test measures the applicant’s ability to see objects clearly at various distances. The applicant is required to read letters or numbers on a chart placed at a certain distance in front of them. The chart used for the test usually follows the Snellen chart, which is a standardized chart used for measuring visual acuity.
The peripheral vision test measures the applicant’s ability to see objects located outside the central field of vision. This is important for detecting hazards while driving, such as pedestrians or other vehicles approaching from the sides. During this test, the applicant is required to identify objects located at the edges of their visual field
German Theory Test App in English
German Driving License Theory Book English pdf
Driving License Conversion (Umschreibung)
Check below to know what rule applies to which US state.
Using a foreign driving licence in Germany
Countries with an agreement with Germany for the exchange of driver's licenses
Countries with driving license swap
|Bosnien & Herzegowina|
|Isle of Man|
|USA (See individual state)|
Driver's License Information for US Citizens in Germany
Theory Test & Driving Test
|US Virgin Islands|
Gather your documents for exchanging your foreign driving license
Register with Driving School
Application form (from local driving licence authority) stamped by the driving school
First Aid Course certificate (book your first aid course here)
Biometric photo 35mm x 45mm
Eye test certificate
Foreign Driver’s Licence
Application fee (usually around €40-60)
Meldebestätigung: Your first registeration in Germany (including date of entry and country of origin, obtain this from the Ausländerbehörde.
All the required documents need to be taken to the local driving licensing office.
German Driving Licence
For driving any vehicle, driving licence is mandatory in Germany. The rules for getting a German driving license vary where you come from. It’s tricky for expats to get German driving license. If you have your own driving licence, you can drive any vehicle legally in Germany with your existing licence for atleast six months after residing in Germany. German driving licence application usually takes times between four to six weeks to process and you need to get admission in English Speaking Driving School before taking a test.
Introduction To Getting a German Driving Licence
German licence is just equivalent to a license from a non-EU member state. If you have a grant from a non-EU part state, you need to consider how long you are going to stay in Germany.
- You can use your foreign license, if you stay for fewer than six months.
- You need to get an extension for your international permit from the local Driver’s License Department after six months, if you stay in Germany for six to twelve months.
- You need German driving license, if you stay for longer than twelve months.
B Class Driving License
The B class driving license allows individuals to operate passenger cars and small trucks with a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes. Here are the main limits of a B class driving license in Germany:
Maximum Weight Limit: 3.5 tonnes.
Maximum Number of Passengers: 8 passengers, plus the driver (8+1 rule).
Maximum Towing Limits: 750 kg. BE or B96 is needed to tow more.
Maximum Speed Limits: Autobahns typically 130 km/h (if not unlimited) and on urban roads 50 km/h.
Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old. (Not including Begleitetes Fahren ab 17 BF17 )
If you applying or need a German driving licence, find out whether you have to clear a written exam or English theory exam and practical road test or need to clear any one of these exams or not at all. The requirements for applying a German driving licence, completely depends on your country of origin.
B197 Driving License
The B197 Driving License program combines driver training in an automatic car with additional manual training, so even if you take a driving test in an automatic car, you can drive a manual car without restrictions.
The cost of applying for a German driver’s license can be high due to the numerous necessary classes that applicants must attend. You might ask your instructor if he or she can give any specialized sessions or English driving lessons for experienced drivers if you already drive but need practice for the theoretical exam. Moreover, there are certain additional requirements for licenses for young drivers, truck, bus, or motorbike drivers.
Once you become able to exchange your old permit for a German driving license, you need some important following documents.
- An official translation of your foreign driving permit
- An application form for a German driving vehicle license
- A passport or any ID card (and two photos)
- Your German residence permit
- A statement you received from your driving instructor that you passed the theoretical exam or the road test.
- Proof that you have already taken a first-aid class recently
- Proof that you have passed a medical vision test
Basically, German driving licences are valid for 15 years from the date of issue. To need to make appointment at your driving licence for renewing the licence. It is hard to renew a foreign driving licence in Germany. If you are an expat having foreign driving licence that is about to expire, you need to apply for German one.
Checklist for getting German Driving Licence
- Driving Licence Application form (from the School)
- First Aid class certifcate
- Biometric photo 35mm x 45mm
- Eyesight test results
- Translation of your licence to German
- Original Driving Licence
€68,50 processing fee
- Meldebestätigung: Your first registeration in Germany (including date of entry and country of origin, obtain this from the Ausländerbehörde
Driving School Classes in English
Those you dont have licence from abroad have a legal requirement to take the 12 (45min) compulsory driving lessons and 14 (90 min) theory lessons
12 Compulsory driving lessons
B Roads / Country Roads
- 5 x 45min classes
14 Theory Classes in English
- Physical abilities
- Limitations of physical abilities
- Illegal drugs and medication
- Self-image; driving ideals and driving roles
FAQ Getting a German Driving Licence
You can take your driving test in an automated car under the B197 program, which went into effect in April 2021, and you can also become qualified to drive a manual car by doing an additional 10 manual driving courses.
B197 expedites pupils’ driving test success (easier to pass in an automatic vehicle). By passing the B197 exam, you can drive a manual car anywhere in the world without any restrictions.
No, the German driving exam cannot be taken in English. The theoretical test is available in the following languages: English, French, Greek, Italian, Croatian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, or Turkish. Many languages are also offered for theory sessions.
Manual cars are more common in Gemany, however most luxury vehicles and many new vehicles are available as automatic,
Driving a car with a weight limit of up to 3,500 kilograms and/or a seating capacity of up to eight people is permitted in Germany with the Class B license. The “8+1 rule” refers to a total of 9 seats, including the driver.
The automatic driver’s license belongs to BA. A person may only operate an automated vehicle after passing their practical driving test in one. The B197 program now permits students to take the driving test in an automatic and then qualify to drive an automatic after taking an additional 10 manual driving lessons.
In Germany, you are able to take your driving test in an automated vehicle. You can drive a manual automobile with the B197 if you pass the test in an automatic vehicle.
The number of attempts at the test is unrestricted. Only the test cost has to be paid each time.
Drivers with Class B licenses are permitted to operate vehicles up to 3.5 metric tons (3500 kg) in weight, including automobiles and/or lorries. You need to have a BE driving license if you intend to tow trailers weighing more than 750 kg. Moreover, additional driving instruction and a unique test are needed for this.
Depending on the license type you are seeking for, a road test in Germany normally lasts between 30 and 75 minutes. After passing your theoretical test, you have a full year to take your practical test. As your teacher rides along in the passenger seat, your examiner, who will be testing your driving skills, will be in the backseat.
Germany charges €116.93 for the practical test at the testing facility and €22.49 for the theory test. If you don’t pass a test, you have to pay the exam cost again.
Your license can be obtained in 4 to 12 months. Individuals without a license from another country must do 14 90-minute theoretical lessons.
Yes, you may take the driving theory exam in any of these languages, in addition to German: English, French, Greek, Italian, Croatian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and of course, German.
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