Old driver's licenses must be exchanged - first deadline in January 2022
Created: 01/14/2022 13:21
By: Anne Hund
By 2033, millions of driving licenses will have to be exchanged.
You can find out which deadline applies to whom here.
Slowly but surely, the old driver's licenses should disappear.
The first deadline in January 2022 is just the beginning of a phased plan: by 2033, millions of driving licenses* will have to be exchanged.
Driving license exchange: First deadline in the phased plan
But how does the driver's license exchange work?
it said: "You go to your driver's
office and apply for an exchange of your driver's license for motorcycle and car classes.
or health check.
The exchange is mandatory, the experts emphasize: If you continue to drive with your old
car or motorcycle license
and let the deadline pass, you risk a
of ten euros.
Important, according to
: "But you don't commit a crime - it's different with truck and bus driver's licenses!"
: These rules must be observed by drivers in 2022 - driver's licenses, assistance systems and Co.
Deadlines for the mandatory exchange of old driving licenses
The first important date is approaching: Anyone born
between 1953 and 1958
must exchange their driving license
by January 19, 2022
, as the German Press Agency (dpa) reported some time ago and listed all relevant deadlines for the mandatory exchange of old driving licenses has.
Here is the overview:
Drivers born between 1953 and 1958 should exchange their driving licenses by January 19, 2022.
For those born between 1959 and 1964, the deadline is January 19, 2023.
for those born between 1965 and 1970 by January 19, 2024,
for those born in 1971 or later by January 19, 2025,
for those born before 1953 until January 19, 2033.
You can find out more about exchanging old driving licenses and the January deadline here.
After that, there are deadlines for the
card driving licenses
that were issued from January 1, 1999, as dpa further described.
This exchange should take place according to the
age of the documents
, the date of
Driver's licenses issued between 1999 and 2001 should be exchanged by January 19, 2026.
For the exhibition years 2002 to 2004, the plan provides for a deadline of January 19, 2027
for the exhibition years 2005 to 2007 until January 19, 2028
for the exhibition year 2008 until January 19, 2029
for the exhibition year 2009 until January 19, 2030
for the exhibition year 2010 until January 19, 2031
for the exhibition year 2011 until January 19, 2032
for driving licenses issued from 2012 to January 18, 2013, the exchange period runs until January 19, 2033.
Good to know:
Good to know:
A voluntary exchange of the driver's license document is possible at any time, i.e. before the respective submission deadline.
Driving license: what do you need for the exchange?
According to ADAC.de ,
car and motorcyclists
car and motorcyclists
an identity card or passport, a biometric passport photo and the
current driver's license
for the exchange .
"If the old (pink or gray) paper driver's license was not issued by the authority of your current place of residence, you also need a so-called
index card copy
of the authority that originally issued the driver's license,"
You can apply for it by post, by telephone or often online and it will be sent directly to the new driving license office.
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How much does the driver's license exchange cost?
According to the ADAC, the
for the exchange in the
local driver's license
office cost around 25 euros, on top of that there are the costs for the biometric passport photo.
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