Conversion foreign driving license

The German car driving license for expats and immigrants

Not valid for EU driving license


Your driving authorization with your foreign driver's license (not EU driving licenses) expires 6 months after the first registration in Germany. So that you can continue driving in Germany afterwards, you have to convert your driving license.

From 1.4.21 you can convert your driving license for automatic transmissions with an option for the driving license for manual transmission. For this option you have to complete the driver training for class B with key number 197. After the driver training for class B with key number 197, you can also drive cars with manual transmissions.

Your prerequisite

  • Minimum age 18
  • Documents for application for a driver´s license
  • Valid foreign driving license must be accepted in Germany

Whether you need for the conversion a theoretical and/or practical exam, you find at the states list of the driver´s license office in Munich or at our customer care.


Requirements for acceptance:

  • You did not have a decent residence in Germany at the time of granting your foreign license. Also applies to the time when extending the foreign license.
  • You resided abroad for more than 6 months at the time you obtained your foreign driving license.

Whether a conversion of your foreign driver's license is possible, decides only the district administration department Munich (KVR) department driver's license.

Your vehicle

For your safety and enjoyment in the training you drive on top equipped vehicles latest models. A professional maintenance and cleanliness of our vehicles is natural for us.


Class B motor vehicles:

  • with manual transmission
  • permissible total weight up to 3500 kg
  • also with trailer up to max. 750 kg permissible total mass or
  • with trailer over 750 kg permissible total mass, provided the permissible total mass of towing vehicle and trailer is max. Is 3500 kg

Your training must take place on a car with a manual transmission.

After passing the exam, you can also drive cars with automatic transmissions.


Class B with key number 78 motor vehicles:

  • with automatic transmission
  • permissible total weight up to 3500 kg
  • also with trailer up to max. 750 kg permissible total mass or
  • with trailer over 750 kg permissible total mass, provided the permissible total mass of towing vehicle and trailer is max. Is 3500 kg

The training takes place on a car with an automatic transmission.

After passing the exam, you may only drive cars with automatic transmissions.

If you want to remove this restriction on cars with automatic transmission, you have to to complete a short driver training course Class B with key number 197.


At locations you will find following training vehicles that are offered in the respective driving school.

  • BMW 116d
  • VW Golf 1.6d
  • VW Golf 1.6d Automatic
  • VW Golf Sportsvan 1.6d
  • VW Polo 1.6d
  • VW Polo 1.6d Automatic

Your duration of training

The training duration depends on the following factors:

  • required number of driving lessons
  • taken driving lessons per day/ week
  • license application processing time

Your theory

Theory lessons

No theory lessons required.

Student manager FAHREN LERNEN MAX

You get your access data for the student manager FAHREN LERNEN MAX from our customer care.


  • App FahrenLernen
  • All your payments and your account balance on your driving school account
  • Receipt and validity of your examination order - from when you are allowed to do the examination
  • Number and topics of the theoretical classes you have attended
  • Number and type of driving lessons you have driven
  • Administration of your driving school documents: sign the training contract, 1st aid course, eye test, etc.

Theoretical training

  • All exam questions including videos according to the legal requirements for your theoretical exam. Guaranteed!
  • Guaranteed success theoretical exam1
  • Personal online trainer in 12 languages2 with a guided learning path
  • Preliminary exams and exam simulations
  • Multi-level learning aids for every question -> your theoretical level of training is taken into account
  • The learning status is automatically compared on all platforms
  • Your driving teacher can track your learning progress
  • Efficient companion book - when you are not online
  • Theory topics as an audio book

Practical training

  • Use of drive easy simulator
  • App Drivers Cam - video analysis of difficult traffic situations from your exam area
  • App Gefahren Lernen
  • Practice packages to link with your driving lessons
  • Perceptual and search images for practice
  • Worksheets to prepare for practice

Query account balance of your driving school account


1 If you do not pass the theoretical exam with success, we guarantee you a voucher over 50, - €. The success guarantee is granted only for the first failed theory examination. Prerequisite: rate select and the learning set max has been released in your driving school Rausch and the status light in your learning program on the day of your theoretical exam is green. The traffic light turns green when you have completed 15 successful test exams in a row in the last 10 days. The additional TÜV fee is not covered. Only in the driving school Barerstr. 49, Schleissheimerstr. 115, Ungererstr. 118a

Each voucher is deducted from the practical test. Cash payment is not possible. The voucher is not transferable. In case of loss of a voucher no replacement possible. Voucher only available and valid in the following driving schools: Barerstr. 49, Schleißheimerstr. 115, Ungererstr. 118a

2 German, English, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Turkish

Your driving lesson

The driving lessons consist of practice lessons and special lessons.

Our driving instructors provide a pleasant atmosphere in smoke-free cars.

Punctuality is taken for granted in our school.

We see it as our duty to provide everything we can that you enjoy your driving lessons.

Mock exams will prepare you for the real test. They show you what to expect in the test and your instructor whether you are ready for the test. 

Driving lessons are also offered in English.

Training lesson

At the training lessons you practice basic tasks and cityride.

The number of your training lessons is adaptable. A minimum number is not specified.

So that your driving instructor can show you all traffic regulations relevant to the exam, we recommend to book approx. 6 - 8 driving hours of 45 minutes each. He can also make sure that you would pass the exam.

In order to guarantee the minimum number of lessons for you, we will train you by our training schedule.

Always according to the motto: "As much as necessary, as little as possible!

Special lesson

At the special lessons you practice the driving on highway and country road.

A minimum number of special lessons are not required.

In the exam you will drive on the highway. Therefore, we recommend to book minimum 1 special lesson. Your driving instructor can verify this if you'd pass the exam there.

Book a driving lesson

You can book your driving lessons online or our customer service team will work with you to create an individual driving schedule.

DriversCam - Video analysis of difficult traffic situations

So you can be better prepared for your practical exam, we offer you the DriversCam.

With the videos of DriversCam, you will understand the most important and most difficult traffic situations, which can be reactivated in your practical test. Comfortable and stress-free you watch at home or on your Smartphone the videos. You can find situations exclusively from your test area in Munich.

Including app. DriversCam is available in English.

To use DriversCam, you will need the learning set FAHREN LERNEN MAX.

DriversCam currently only in following driving schools available:
Barerstr 49, Schleißheimerstr. 115, Siegfriedstr. 25, Ungererstr. 100

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