Driving in Germany

Updated April 6, 2017

 

 

Air Force USAREUR Driver's Testing

Ramstein AB - Bldg 2106, Rm 201

DSN 480-0115; +49-6371-47-0115

 

Army USAREUR Driver's Testing

Daenner Kaserne - Bldg 3104, Rm 106

DSN 483-7332/7482; +49-631-411-7332/7482

 

Customs Office

Ramstein AB - Bldg 305, Rm 14

DSN 480-3720; +49-6371-47-3720

 

 

All personnel (Military, Civilians, and Dependents) will take the test on the Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) website.  The new site offers the ability for all personnel to take the test at home without a Common Access Card to log in.  On the site listed below, create an account and take course numbers (prefix USA) #007 and #007-B.  After completion, wait 48 hours for the score to be updated in the system before going to the Ramstein Licensing Center to get your temporary license.  Please bring your certificate of completion, valid state side driver's license, orders, and debit/credit card or check/money order for the $20 payment.

 

Contact drivers testing for any questions about the new procedures at DSN 480-0115 or Comm 06371-47-0115. We are located at Bldg 2106 Rm 201 on Ramstein AB. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (closed on wing down days and federal holidays).

 

Non CAC Login: https://secure.jten.mil/jkohd/sponsored.jsp

CAC Login: http://jko.jten.mil

REQUIREMENTS TO DRIVE

Drivers MUST have a U.S. Army Europe license to drive in Germany, no exception. An international driver's license is not acceptable, nor can you legally drive a rental car while you wait for your vehicle to arrive without one.

Driving in Germany is a privilege, not a right. All personnel assigned to the KMC who require driving privileges:

■ Must take the HQ USAREUR driver's test
■ Must have a valid US driver's license (not provisional or restricted)
■ Must possess the USAREUR driver's permit while operating a USAREUR plated vehicle
■ Must be 17 years old or older
■ Must have a debit/credit card, check/money order for $20.00 NO CASH
Note: An international driver's license alone is not an acceptable option to operate any USAREUR plated vehicle

ACTIVE DUTY AND DEPENDENTS

How can I take the test prior to arrival?

Visit the Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) website; (Non Cac)https://secure.jten.mil/jkohd/sponsored.jsp or (CAC Login) http://jko.jten.mil to complete course numbers (prefix USA) #007 and #007-B.  All personnel, Military, Civilians, and Dependents will take the test on the Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) website. The site offers the ability for all personnel to take the test at home without a Common Access Card to log in.


What are my options to get a USAREUR driver's license?

Option 1:
Testing prior to PCS (Required for active duty)

Active duty AF members with projected assignments to Ramstein or one of the supported Globally Separated Units (GSUs) can test in advance. When members arrive, they will proceed to the Ramstein Licensing Center to get their temporary license; 48 hours after test completion the certificate should be available; however, the JKO certificate is only valid for 60 days after test completion.  Please bring your certificate of completion, valid state side driver's license, orders, and a check/money order for the $20 payment.  Contact drivers testing for any questions about the new procedures at DSN 480-0116 or Comm 06371-47-5534. We are located at Bldg 2106 Rm 201 on Ramstein AB.


Option 2: Testing upon arrival.

All dependents that did not test prior to arrival must complete the test on a personal computer. After completion, wait 48 hours for the score to be updated in the system before going to the Ramstein Licensing Center to get your temporary license.  Please bring your certificate of completion, valid state side driver's license, orders, and a debit/credit card or check/money order for the $20 payment.  Contact drivers testing for any questions about the new procedures at DSN 480-0116 or Comm 06371-47-5534. We are located at Bldg 2106 Rm 201 on Ramstein AB.


Option 3: European or NATO Transfer

- Member's PCSing to Ramstein from another European base can transfer their license to a USAREUR license.
- Member must watch the local orientation video before receiving their USAREUR license.
- We show the video on a walk-in basis; however, the video will not be shown after 2:30 p.m. 
- Member must present valid license to be transferred.

Upon arrival, visit the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron Driver Testing Office in Bldg. 2106, Room 201 to submit your driver's license application and receive your USAREUR license. For additional information, call DSN 480-0116 or commercial +49-6371-47-0116.

Where can I study?


To study online or take practice tests use www.usareurpracticetest.com this site does not require a .mil account and is very user friendly.

Can I take the test online at home?

Yes, visit the Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) website; https://secure.jten.mil/jkohd/sponsored.jsp to complete course numbers (prefix USA)  #007 and #007-B.  All personnel, Military, Civilians, and Dependents will take the test on the Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) website. The site offers the ability for all personnel to take the test at home without a Common Access Card to log in. 

· Please bring your certificate of completion, valid state side driver's license, orders, and a debit/credit card or check/money for the $20 payment. (NO CASH)

What if I came with my spouse and still have a valid European/NATO license?

- You will not be required to test again. All that is required is the orientation video.
- If you have a valid German license you will not be required to test or watch the orientation video.

Our office will make a copy of your previous license to send up to our main office at Sembach.

What if I have a visitor that needs to drive a USAEUR plated vehicle?

The first step is to have the visitor(s) get an International Driver's License prior to arrival.

When your visitor(s) arrive, take them to the Customs office on Ramstein, Bldg. 305 Rm 14. The Customs office will need the following:

- International Driver's License
- Passport
- Vehicle registration provided by the owner of the vehicle to be driven

Once the above criterion has been met, the Customs Office will issue an "Exception to Policy" letter. The visitor must carry the letter, passport and International Driver's License whenever they are operating a USAREUR plated vehicle.

For further information, contact the Customs Office at DSN: 480-3720 or commercial at +49-6371-47-3720.

Ramstein's Drivers Testing Station is not authorized for use by U.S. Army personnel (Soldiers, Civilians, and Contactors) or Family Members per the Army Garrison Commander.

Army personnel will utilize the Drivers Testing Station located at Daenner Kaserne in building 3104, room 106.
Mon. through Fri. 7:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
DSN: 483-7332/7482
Commercial Dialing: +49-631-411-7332/7482