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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a short-term license plate


With a short-term license plate, you can identify a vehicle
Test drive or transfer to another location. Other
Driving purposes are not permitted and may be punished.
The validity period is a maximum of 5 days from the date of the
Allocation. The expiry date is indicated on the short-term license plate on
visible on the right edge. After this date, the
Short-term license plates automatically become valid.

The vehicle must meet certain requirements in order to be able to
Short-term license plates to use:

  • there must be an EC type-approval, or
    an individual permit, or
    type-approval has been granted,
  • for used vehicles, a valid proof must be provided.
    have passed a general inspection
    (main inspection report) and
  • there must be a motor vehicle liability insurance

If your vehicle does not have EC type-approval or
operating permit, you may use a short-term license plate
only carry out journeys that are made in connection with obtaining
of the required expert opinions. Then you may only go to the
nearest assessment body in the district that has the
license plates, or in the adjacent district with the
Driving short-term license plates.

If your vehicle does not have a valid roadworthiness inspection or
security check, it receives a short-term license plate only for the

  • to the nearest examination centre in the registration district and back, or
  • to a nearest workshop in the registration district where the license plate was issued, or
  • to an adjacent district and back for immediate repair of any significant or minor defects found.

This does not apply to vehicles that are classified as unsafe to drive.

  • You will need the vehicle for:
    • a test drive on which you can see the
    • Serviceability
      be able to determine and prove
    • a transfer trip to see the
      Vehicle to another location
  • You have your own specific need for the
    Assignment of a short-term license plate.
  • You must register the vehicle with the registration authority
    and the data on the vehicle
  • The vehicle must have a:
    • EC type-approval,
    • individual authorisation, or
    • operating permit.
  • The vehicle must, during the entire
    Validity period one:
    • valid general inspection and
    • if necessary, a security check
      can be detected.
  • You have proof of an existing
    Motor vehicle liability insurance in the form of a
    electronic confirmation of insurance (eVB) for
    Short-term license plates.

Note: If you apply for short-term license plates for several vehicles at the same time, you must provide proof of need.

  • Vehicle registration document (registration certificate part I)
  • Certificate of Conformity (English abbreviation:
    COC) or
  • Individual approval of the vehicle in the original
  • If applicable, previous license plates
  • in the case of used vehicles: general inspection report
  • electronic confirmation of insurance (eVB)

The short-term license plate is valid for a maximum of 5 days.

As a rule, immediately

Forms: none
Online procedure possible: no
Written form required: yes
Personal appearance required: yes

You yourself, an authorized representative or an authorized recipient
Person apply for the short-term license plate at:

  • your local licensing authority, or
  • the local registration authority responsible for the location of the vehicle.
  • Depending on the offer of the licensing authority, a form is available for download or an online service via the Internet.
  • Make an appointment with your local regulatory authority by phone or, if possible, online.
  • Bring all the necessary documents as well as the payment amount of 10.20 EUR with you to your appointment.
  • Your documents will be checked directly on site.

If the test is positive, you will receive
Your personal short-term license plate. Most often there are
not far from the registration offices also private traders, where you can
directly afterwards the short-term license plate on a license plate
can be printed.

Note: As an applicant who is not in Germany
is reported, you can enter the short-term license plate at the
competent licensing authority if you have a
name the person authorized to receive the recipient.

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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