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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for short term license plate


With a short-term license plate you can drive a vehicle
test drive or transfer it to another location. Other
driving purposes are not allowed and may be penalized.
The validity period is maximum 5 days from the day of the
assignment. The expiration date is visible on the short term license plate on the
right margin. After this date the
automatically loses its validity.

The vehicle must meet certain requirements in order to use a
use a short-term license plate:

  • there must be an EC type approval or
    an individual approval or
    operating permit has been issued,
  • for used vehicles, there must be valid proof of
    of a passed main inspection (main inspection report)
    (main inspection report) and
  • there must be a motor vehicle liability insurance
    must exist.

If your vehicle does not have an EC type approval or an
type approval, you are only allowed to drive with a short-term license plate
you may only use a short-term license plate for journeys that are connected with obtaining the
the required certificates. Then you may only drive to the
to the nearest assessment center in the district that issued the
license plate or in the adjacent district with the short-term license plate.
short-term license plate.

If your vehicle does not have a valid general inspection or a
safety inspection, it will receive a short-term license plate only for the

  • to the nearest inspection station in the registration district and back, or
  • to the nearest workshop in the registration district in which the license plate was issued, or
  • to an adjoining district and back for the immediate repair of significant or minor defects found.

This does not apply to vehicles that have been determined to be unsafe to drive.
have been.

  • You need the vehicle for:
    • a test drive, where you can check the
    • usability
      and can prove it
    • a transfer drive, in order to transfer the
      vehicle to another location.
  • You have your own specific need for the
    Allocation of a short-term license plate.
  • You must specify the vehicle at the registration
    the vehicle to the registration authority and
  • For the vehicle must be a:
    • EC type approval,
    • individual approval or
    • operating permit must be available.
  • For the vehicle must be during the entire
    Validity period one:
    • valid general inspection and
    • if necessary, a safety inspection
      must be proven.
  • You have proof of an existing
    motor vehicle liability insurance in the form of an
    electronic confirmation of insurance (eVB) for short-term
    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
  • Original individual approval of the vehicle
  • Previous license plates, if applicable
  • for used vehicles: main inspection report
  • Electronic confirmation of insurance (eVB)

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

Usually immediately

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

You yourself, an authorized person or a person authorized to receive
apply for the short-term license plate at:

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

If the result of the check is positive, you will receive your personal
your personal short-term license plate during the appointment. Mostly there are
private dealers not far from the registration offices, where you can get your
the short-term license plate on a license plate directly afterwards.
on a license plate.

Note: If you are applying for a license plate and are not registered in Germany
registered in Germany, you can apply for the short-term license plate at the
registration authority if you name a person who is
authorized person.

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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