License plate: Short-term license plate

If you want to carry out a test drive to check the usability or a transfer drive with an unregistered vehicle (all motor vehicles and trailers subject to registration number) within the Federal Republic of Germany, you will need a short-term license plate for one-time use. A short-term registration number can only be issued if the vehicle has an operating permit and a valid main inspection (HU) and, if necessary, a safety test (SP) are available. If one of these conditions is not met, only journeys to obtain the operating licence or an HU/SP to the nearest assessment body in the registration district or an adjacent district and, where applicable, related journeys for repair purposes may be carried out. The short-term license plate is valid for a maximum of five days. The expiration time is noted on the license plate in a yellow field on the right edge. Thereafter, the vehicle may no longer be operated on public roads with this license plate. Short-term license plates are generally not valid in other EU countries, but are accepted by some EU states. Whether a Member State accepts the short-term mark should be checked at the respective embassy.

valid identity card or passport with the original of the last registration certificate of the place of residence; foreign nationals need a valid identity document with a current registration certificate a power of attorney if an authorised representative submits the application (the authorised representative's identity card and a copy of the vehicle owner's identity card are required Registration certificate Part II (vehicle registration document) Proof of the technical data of the vehicle (EC certificate of conformity (CoC paper), data confirmation, certificate of individual approval) if . the decommissioning took place more than seven years ago Test report of the last main inspection (HU), Insurance confirmation (eVB number) for companies: additional business registration or excerpt from the commercial register for clubs: in addition, extract from the register of associations and identification of the responsible person(s) entitled to signature (board) for underage vehicle owners: additional declaration of consent of both parents or guardians (if applicable custody judgment) and their identity card/passport with registration certificate


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05.08.2019