Staatenliste: German List of Countries for Conversion of Driver's License

Learn the formalities you need for your German driver licence

This article is a follow up to an article on how to convert your country's driver's license to a German one.

driver licence Germany, exchange driver licence Germany,
              permanent residence germany, settlement permit germany, unbefristet,
              aufenthaltstitel, aufenthaltserlaubnis, niederlassungserlaubnis,
              national visa Germany, blue card, blue card germany, голубая карта Screenshot 1. Staatenliste - Countries overview. (Source: KVR München)

I found this Staatenliste* on the city of Munich website when I was converting a driver's license for a Java developer who moved from Israel.

What do the columns in the table mean?

driver licence Germany, exchange driver licence Germany,
                permanent residence germany, settlement permit germany, unbefristet,
                aufenthaltstitel, aufenthaltserlaubnis, niederlassungserlaubnis,
                national visa Germany, blue card, blue card germany, голубая карта Screenshot 2. Staatenliste - Countries overview. (Source: KVR München)

(1.) - Issuing country of the driver's license

(2.) - Inspection of the eyesight

(3.) - Proof of health condition

(4.) - Proof of participation in a first aid training

(5.) - Theoretical test required for the following class(es)

(6.) - Practical test required for the following class(es)

(1.) - Issuing country of the driver's license

(2.) - Inspection of the eyesight

(3.) - Proof of health condition

(4.) - Proof of participation in a first aid training

(5.) - Theoretical test required for the following class(es)

(6.) - Practical test required for the following class(es)

How to use the table

First, learn eight German words:

- ja means "yes";
- alle - "all; in full";
- außer - "except";
- Alle außer B - "all but B" (driver's license class);
- keine - "none";
- nein - "no";
- nur bei - "only for";
- Nur bei C-/D-Klassen - "only for classes C / D"

Then, let's look at three examples.


(7.) - EXAMPLE INDIA

In the context of driver's license conversion, India is an example of a country with the maximum number of formalities required to obtain a German driver's license.

This is a typical example of the requirements for converting driver's licenses for most countries. Therefore this is most likely your case.

- Eyesight - YES;
- Health condition - YES;
- First aid training - YES;
- Theoretical test - ALL;
- Practical test - ALL;


(9.) - EXAMPLE JAPAN

Japan is an example of a highly developed country - the requirements are minimal.

- Eyesight - FOR CLASSES C and D ONLY;
- Health condition - FOR CLASSES C / D ONLY;
- First aid training - NOT REQUIRED;
- Theoretical test - NOT REQUIRED;
- Practical test - NOT REQUIRED;


(8.) - EXAMPLE ISRAEL

In the context of driver's license conversion, Israel takes an "in-between" position.

- Eyesight - FOR CLASSES A / BE / C / D ONLY;
- Health condition - FOR CLASSES C / D ONLY;
- First aid training - FOR CLASSES A / BE / C / D ONLY;
- Theoretical test - ALL CLASSES EXCEPT B;
- Practical test - ALL CLASSES EXCEPT B;

Conclusion #1

If you have an Israeli Class B license, then you, like the holder of a Japanese license, do not need to pass anything, even the medical commission is not necessary. Only the paperwork remains.

Сonclusion #2

If you have a license issued in Belarus, Kasakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia etc. you need a certificate from an optician, a medical examination, a first aid course, theory and practical driving exams.

Add here a "pleasant" bonus - all related paperwork and bureaucracy.

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I'll be pleased to read your thoughts, questions, etc. below in the comments
Jaroslav Plotnikov

* - this and more terms and abbreviations written in italic you will find translated and explained in the GLOSSARY .

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