One of the questions most frequently asked on entry to Germany relates to driving licences. The following basically applies: driving licences issued in EU or EEA states are recognised in full but citizens of other countries need to have their driving licences transferred within six months of arrival.
To receive a German driving licence, you need to take and pass a theory test and a practical test. When you have passed these tests, you will be given a German driving licence. Driving licence holders whose licences were issued in Canada, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea as well as many US states can receive a German driving licence without having to take the test; the applicant must have reached the age of 18 years.
The following documents are required: