Driving licence – theft/loss

Driving licence – theft/loss

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Driving Licence – Theft/Loss

Competent Authority

Am Römerhof 19
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Hotline Führerscheinstelle

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Service description

Online appointment manager for driving licencesExternal Link

On 01.01.1999, the EURO driving licence (cheque card size) was introduced throughout Europe. The previous driving licence remains valid without restriction. If the document has been stolen or lost, you should apply for a replacement licence – after 4 weeks – at the Driver’s Licence Office (“Führerscheinstelle”) or the Citizens' Office ("Bürgeramt").

Required documents

The application must be submitted in person. Please bring with you:

  • Identity card or passport. If you are in possession of a passport and cannot provide a current confirmation of registration (proof of residence – “Meldebestätigung”, not older than 3 months), it is necessary to make a registration enquiry for an additional fee of € 10. For nationals of a non-EU country, a valid residence title must be presented.
  • Transcript of card, if you are the holder of a paper driving licence (grey or pink) which was not issued by the Frankfurt am Main Driving Licence Office.  
  • 1 biometric passport photo (35x45mm) without headwear
  • In case of theft: additional theft report from the competent police station 


Administrative fee: € 45.60

What else should I know

You can also have your driving licence sent to your home so you do not have to pick it up. This additional service is free of charge after theft or loss. If you wish to have your driving licence sent to you, please indicate this when you apply.

If you are soon to reach the age of 50 or have already reached this age and the stolen or lost document was still in paper format (last driving licence document was issued before 1 January 1999), please visit the page Compulsory exchangeInternal Link (German only) to see whether you still need additional documents (e.g. general medical certificate and ophthalmological certificate).