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Applying for vehicle re-registration


If you have deregistered your vehicle, you can re-register it at any time. When you re-register, the vehicle will be re-registered in your name. If you have moved or purchased a deregistered used vehicle, the vehicle owner data will be updated when you re-register.

Catching up on due vehicle inspections

If a main inspection, emissions test or safety test was due in the period between 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 deregistration

If the vehicle and owner data have already been deleted from the central vehicle register (7 years after deregistration) and the data can no longer be verified in any other way, an expert opinion from an officially recognized expert is required.

A new license plate may be required

If the license plate was not reserved when the vehicle was deregistered or if the vehicle is re-registered to a different owner, a new license plate must be applied for.

  • Valid identity card or passport with registration certificate,
  • Proof of authorization to dispose of the holder to be registered (if this is not evident from one of the following documents):
    • old vehicle registration document or
    • Registration certificate Part I (ZB I) or Part II (ZB II) or
    • EC Certificate of Conformity (COC document) and
    • Purchase contract, if no ZB II (vehicle registration document) has been issued.
  • ZB I or, if applicable, deregistration certificate,
  • Proof of a valid main inspection (e.g. by means of the deregistration certificate, the ZB I or the last report on the main inspection),
  • electronic insurance confirmation,
  • existing license plates, if the license plate has been reserved for you,
  • SEPA direct debit mandate (direct debit authorization),
  • if the ZB I is no longer available and the vehicle was taken out of service more than 7 years ago, other proof of the vehicle's technical data (EC Certificate of Conformity (COC paper), manufacturer's data confirmation, certificate of individual approval).
  • If none of these documents are still available, an expert opinion from an officially recognized expert in accordance with § 21 of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) must be submitted.
  • If the vehicle has been modified after being taken out of service (deregistration) in a way that requires approval (e.g. aluminium rims, spoiler, 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 modifications (changes to the type of vehicle or the exhaust/noise behaviour, danger to road users), the vehicle must be inspected exclusively by an officially recognized expert in accordance with § 19 Para. 2 StVZO. The certificate issued for the inspection/approval must be presented at the time of registration.

Fees for re-registration are charged by the licensing authorities on the basis of the scale of fees for road traffic measures.

You can also apply for re-registration via the website of the responsible registration authority if you were the last owner of the vehicle when it was deregistered and the same registration authority is still responsible for you.

The requirements for this are also

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

Note: The new registration certificate part I (the vehicle registration document) has a concealed, but releasable security code on it, which can be recognized by a silver sticker.

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

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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