Information for the conversion of a Foreign Driver’s License 

For a conversion of a Foreign Driver´s License you need to fill our contract to be registered in our driving school. We give you the documents you need to fill and you need to bring this documents and other important records to the driver´s license office (Führerscheinstelle – Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1-5 in Bad Homburg (near by the Jobcenter)) to start the official part of the conversion.


For the official part of the conversion, you need:

  • A copy of your passport (Personalausweis)
  • Conformation of registration as a resident in Germany (Meldebescheinigung) à you can get this in the city hall of the city you live in.
  • A biometric photo (35x45mm, borderless)
  • A copy of your valid driver´s license from your home country
  • German translation of license (from ADAC, ~50€ fee)
  • Proof of completion of a first-aid course (only sometimes offered in English)
  • Recent vision test (Sehtest) certification à you can receive this at any optician (Apollo Optik, Fielmann etc.)
  • Fee of 44,70€ in cash

The driver´s license office will process your issue and sends your original license to the BKA (German FBI) to test that it´s authentic. The process can last 3-5 weeks. While this time you can prepare yourself for the theoretical test and take driving lessons for the practical test.



In our driving school you can visit our theoretical lessons but you mustn´t. Driving lessons are important if you need to take the practical test (which tests you need depends on the driver´s license office). No driving teacher will take the practical test if he doesn´t know how you drive.


Theoretical and practical tests

If you need to take the theoretical test on traffic laws you need the learning App (Fahren Lernen Max by the Vogel-Verlag). The access costs a fee of 139€ in our driving school. Further you get the access to an online learning platform where you can learn for the exam. Please Note: There is a high rate of failure for this test. If you don´t pass the test on your third attempt, you have to go back to driving school.

You can take the theoretical test in English but the practical test will be in German!