# Owning a motor vehicle
So you’ve finally decided on a car and now you want to drive it? Or is it finally time to retire your trailer? Either way, you’re in the right place. From original registration and notification of a change of address to de-registration, you can find out what you need, along with lots of other information and contact details, here.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
In the event of an emergency, you can be issued with an emergency travel document by the border authorities (Federal Police) before you travel, provided that you are a national of Germany or another EU Member State or have a secure residence status.
If you want to enter Germany for a longer stay, you have to apply for a national visa.
If you live abroad, you can apply for your German passport at a German diplomatic representation abroad.
If you buy an electric vehicle, you can apply for an environmental bonus of up to EUR 6,000. The exact amount depends, among other things, on the drive system of the vehicle and its base price.
If you live abroad and have more than one nationality, you can submit a declaration of renunciation of German nationality under certain conditions.
Nationals who require a visa for a short stay in Germany or in the Schengen area must apply for one in good time before entering the country at one of the missions of the Federal Republic of Germany.