Update: Positive resolution reached in issue of operating POVs with expired stateside licenses in Germany

Feb. 26, 2015

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

WIESBADEN, Germany -- The issue concerning the validity of expired U.S. drivers' licenses has been resolved at the diplomatic level.

It has been deemed consistent with Art. 9, para. 2 of the SA to NATO SOFA that the legal entitlement to drive a private vehicle in Germany remains in force even when the corresponding U.S. state license has expired.

German authorities will go back to the old policy and continue to recognize expired state licenses as long as there is a valid USAREUR Certificate of License.

Cases that were initiated solely for driving with an expired US license (but valid USAREUR Certificate of License) will be discontinued.

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