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Apply for vehicle re-registration


If you have deregistered your vehicle, you can re-register it at any time. With the re-registration, the motor vehicle will be registered to you again. If you have moved or purchased a deregistered used vehicle, the vehicle owner data will be updated when you re-register.

Catch up on due vehicle inspections

If a general inspection, emissions test or safety test was due in the period between the deregistration and the requested re-registration of the vehicle, this must be carried out before the vehicle is re-registered.

Expert opinion required after a long period of decommissioning

If the vehicle and owner data in the Central Vehicle Register have already been deleted (7 years after deregistration) and the data can no longer be traced in any other way, an expert opinion from an officially recognised expert is required.

New license plate may be required

If the license plate has not been reserved at the time of deregistration or if the re-registration is made to another holder, a new license plate must be applied for.

  • Valid identity card or passport with registration certificate,
  • Proof of the right of disposal of the holder to be registered (unless this results from one of the following papers):
    • old vehicle registration document or
    • Registration certificate Part I (ZB I) or Part II (ZB II) or
    • EC certificate of conformity (COC paper) and
    • Purchase contract, provided that no ZB II (vehicle registration document) has been issued.
  • ZB I or, if applicable, deregistration certificate,
  • Proof of a valid general inspection (e.g. by means of the deregistration certificate, the ZB I or the last report on the main inspection),
  • electronic confirmation of insurance,
  • still existing license plates, if the license plate has been reserved for you,
  • SEPA direct debit mandate (direct debit authorization),
  • if the ZB I no longer exists and the decommissioning was more than 7 years ago, another proof of the technical data of the vehicle (EC certificate of conformity (COC paper), data confirmation from the manufacturer, certificate of individual approval).
  • If none of these papers are available, the submission of an expert opinion from an officially recognized expert in accordance with § 21 of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) is required.
  • If the vehicle has been modified after decommissioning (deregistration), which are subject to acceptance (e.g. aluminum rims, spoilers, auxiliary heating), the vehicle must be inspected by an officially recognized expert (e.g. TÜV Nord) or a test engineer (TÜV Nord, DEKRA, GTÜ, KÜS, FSP, TÜV Hanse, TÜV Rheinland, TÜV Süd) in accordance with § 19 para. 3 StVZO before registration.
  • In the event of serious changes (change in vehicle type or exhaust/noise behaviour, endangerment of road users), the vehicle must only be inspected by an officially recognised expert in accordance with Section 19 (2) of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO). The certificate of testing/acceptance issued must be presented with the admission.

For re-registration, fees are charged by the registration authorities on the basis of the fee schedule for road traffic measures.

You can also submit the application for re-registration via the website of the responsible registration authority if you were the last owner of the vehicle at the time of deregistration and the same registration authority is still responsible for you.

The prerequisites for this are also

  • an identity card with an electronic proof of identity function,
  • a new registration certificate Part I (vehicle registration document),
  • a license plate reservation made at the time of deregistration (decommissioning) (for a maximum of one year).  

Note: The new registration certificate Part I (the vehicle registration document) has a concealed but restrictable security code attached, which can be recognized by a silver sticker.

Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV), StV21

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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