License and ID

Converting a License from the Federal Republic of Germany

A customer with a valid driver's license issued by the Federal Republic of Germany which is equal to a Class D driver's license may convert the German driver's license if he/she meets the following requirements:

  • Is at least 18 years of age
  • Has a valid Social Security Number or an acceptable denial notice from the Social Security Administration with an acceptable visa class and I-94. (The I-94 can be either a paper version from US Customs and Border Protection or a printout of an electronic version downloaded from their website)
  • Is a Massachusetts Resident

To apply, you must call Enforcement Services to schedule an appointment. At the scheduled time and place, you must bring the following:

  • Identification documents which prove the following:
    • Massachusetts Residency
    • Signature
    • Date of Birth
    • Social Security Number (or acceptable denial notice, passport with valid visa, and I-94). (The I-94 can be either a paper version from US Customs and Border Protection or a printout of an electronic version downloaded from their website)
  • The German driver's license
  • A German driver's license translation completed and stamped by the German Consulate that is not more than 30 days old
  • A German driving record issued no more than 30 days ago from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority
  • The completed Class D, M, or D/M License and ID Card Application
  • The applicable fee

All documents must be originals. The Registry will not accept photocopies.





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