Motor vehicles: Registration of used vehicles from an EU country Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The registration of a used vehicle from an EU country is analogous to the re-registration of a decommissioned vehicle.

The registration of a used vehicle from an EU country is analogous to the re-registration of a decommissioned vehicle.

Please note the following special additions.

  • Registration certificate Part I and, where available, Part II, or
    where applicable, other foreign vehicle documents (possibly with German translation) and,
    if available, foreign license plates or COC papers (Certifficate of Conformity/EC Certificate of Conformity) or
    Expert opinion according to § 21 Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO),


  • electronic insurance confirmation (§ 23 FZV),
  • Proof of the right of disposal (for example, purchase contract or invoice in the original),
  • Proof of a valid general inspection if an inspection should have been carried out according to the German deadlines,
  • valid identity documents of the vehicle owner (identity card or passport with confirmation of registration - driver's license and similar documents are not recognized),
  • SEPA direct debit mandate (direct debit authorisation),
  • If, after purchase, changes have been made to the vehicle that require acceptance (e.g. aluminium rims, spoilers, auxiliary heating), the vehicle must be inspected by an official recognised expert (e.g. TÜV-Nord) or a test engineer (TÜV Nord, DEKRA, GTÜ, KÜS, FSP, TÜV Hanse, TÜV Rheinland, TÜV Süd Autopartner) before approval.
    In the event of serious changes (change in vehicle type or exhaust/noise behaviour, hazard to road users), the vehicle must be inspected exclusively by an official recognised expert. The certificate issued by him for the test (acceptance) must be presented at the time of admission.
  • § 21 Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO),
  • § 7 Abs. 3 in conjunction with §§ 3, 6 Verordnung über die Zulassung von Fahrzeug zum Straßenverkehr (Fahrzeug-Zulassungsverordnung - FZV).

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  • § 21 StVZO
  • FZV

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