Driving in Germany

Required documents:

  1. Singapore Driving licence
  2. One passport photo.

Upon reaching Germany, your Singapore licence will be valid for up to 6 months. However, after which, you would be required to convert your licence to the German Driving licence to continue driving in Germany.

Different regions have different requirements for foreign drivers. Areas like Baden-Württemberg and Munich first need a translation of the Singapore Driving licence from the General German Automobile Club (ADAC).

According to the ADAC website:

In Baden Württemberg, the cost of translating the Singapore Driving licence is 95€.

In Berlin, it costs around 59€ and in München around 65€.

For more information, please visit the following link:

(Go to your respective regions and look for “Führerschein” which can be classified under „Angebot & Aktionen“)

After the translation of your Driving licence, you should receive the documents about your driving licence in a few weeks by post.

With this document, you can apply for your new German Driving licence at your town hall (Rathaus).

To apply for your German driving licence, you will be required to fill up a document which would generally be found at your closest Rathaus.

You are required to pay a fee for the application of the driving licence. Do note that in many cases, you will be surrendering your Singapore licence.

Once your licence has been processed, you will be informed to go down to the Rathaus to collect your new German licence.

Here are the links to some of the Führerscheinbüro in some cities:


One of our members has kindly written a guide (2020):



Frankfurt am Main:


*Disclaimer: Please also check with your Rathaus for more detailed information about the conversion of your driving licence as it may vary between different states in Germany.