Citizens of states which are part of the European Economic Area (EEA) can continue to use their driving licence without problems, even if they live in Germany for an extended period. However, in this case it is advisable to replace their licence with its German or European equivalent. The Citizens’ Office can help arrange this.
Citizens of other states can continue to use their own driving licence for up to six months after registering in Magdeburg. If they stay longer than this, they must apply for a German licence. In this case too, they should contactthe Citizens’ Office.