To register a new vehicle you’ll need the following documents:

  • Your official national ID or passport (driver’s license is not enough)
  • Residence certificate (Meldebescheinigung)
  • Vehicle registration and ownership certificates (Fahrzeugschein + Fahrzeugbrief / Zulassungsbescheinigungen TeiI I + II)
  • A valid road worthiness certificate following your vehicle inspection test (TÜV/ HU)
  • Electronic insurance confirmation number (eVB Nummer) of your insurance
  • A German bank account for the automated yearly withdrawal of your car tax
  • Admission application - check the website of your local car registration office
  • For previously de-registered vehicles, you will also need the de-registration certificate
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