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Applying to re-register your vehicle (without change of owner)

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you have moved to another registration district, you must re-register your vehicle immediately.

If you wish to keep the previous license plate number on your registered vehicle, you can do this nationwide. The change of address will then only be made in your vehicle documents (registration certificate part I).

If you do not wish to make use of the license plate transfer, you still have the option of applying for a new license plate. Additional fees will be charged for a special license plate.

You must re-register your vehicle immediately at the local registration authority in whose district you have your:

  • Main residence,
  • place of business or
  • your branch office.

If you move within the administrative district, you do not have to re-register your vehicle. However, you must present the registration certificate part I to the registration authority to correct the address.

If your vehicle has a fine dust sticker, this may become invalid due to new license plates. If you want to drive in environmental zones and do not have a special permit, you should also apply for a new fine dust sticker when you re-register.

Note:Vehicles can be registered to private individuals and legal entities or companies as vehicle owners, i.e. also to:

  • Companies,
  • authorities or
  • associations.

Process flow

You can apply for re-registration (without changing the holder) online or in person at your local registration authority.

Applying in person:

  • Find out from your local registration authority whether a form is available for download. Ask which documents you need for the procedure.
  • Take the completed form and the required documents to your local licensing authority.
  • If you make use of the license plate transfer, the change of address will only be made in your vehicle documents (registration certificate part I).
  • If you do not wish to make use of the license plate transfer, you still have the option of applying for a new license plate.
    • Tip: If you need new license plates, you can contact private providers. You can usually find these near the registration authority.
  • The registration authority will affix the sticker (main inspection and new stamp sticker) to your new license plate. At the same time, you will receive a new registration certificate part I.
  • If your vehicle has a fine dust sticker, it will become invalid due to the new license plates. If you want to drive in environmental zones and do not have a special permit, you should also apply for a new fine dust sticker when you re-register.

Online procedure:

  • Go to the online portal of your local registration authority.
  • Identify yourself there with your new electronic ID card (nPA) or electronic residence permit (eAT) with activated online ID function.
  • Enter the necessary data in the application mask of the portal.
  • Pay the fee using the e-payment system (payment methods vary depending on the responsible registration authority).
  • If previous license plates are retained:
    • The application is automatically checked in real time. The registration certificate is immediately made available online and can be retrieved within 30 minutes. Your vehicle is re-registered when you retrieve the registration certificate. You can put it into operation.
    • Print out the registration certificate and keep it in your vehicle until you receive the registration certificate Part I.
    • You will receive the registration certificate Part I and an information letter from your registration authority by post.
  • If you are applying for new license plates:
    • The application will be checked by a clerk.
    • You will receive the registration certificate, the fee notice, the registration certificate parts I and II, the stamp stickers and the sticker for the main inspection (HU) to be affixed to the license plate by post from the registration authority.
    • Your vehicle is then re-registered. Once you have received the registration documents, you can put the vehicle into operation.
Who should I contact?

The licensing authority in whose district you have your main residence, place of business or branch office.

Competent authority

The licensing authority in whose district you have your main residence, place of business or branch office.

Requirements
  • You must not have motor vehicle tax debts of EUR 5 or more. Late payment penalties, interest and late payment penalties are also taken into account when calculating the amount.
  • You can only re-register the vehicle once you have re-registered or registered with your municipality.

Note: If someone is to represent you when registering your vehicle, you must give this person written power of attorney. This power of attorney must also include your agreement that the registration authority may inform the authorized person of any outstanding fees and expenses incurred by you.

Which documents are required?
  • Valid identity card or passport with your last confirmation of registration
  • Test report on the last general inspection, e.g. TÜV, DEKRA, GTÜ, KÜS, GTS, FSP

Please note: You must submit additional documents. The documents required for re-registration without a change of owner vary depending on the federal state and whether or not you make use of the license plate transfer. Please ask your local registration authority about this.

What are the fees?

This varies depending on the scope of the change process (for example, additional costs are incurred for special license plates).

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Re-registering your vehicle: Immediately

Processing duration

Generally none

Legal basis
Applications / forms

Forms: can be obtained from your local licensing authority

Online procedure possible: yes, via the online portal of the local licensing authority

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Professionally released on

14.11.2019

Process flow

You can apply for re-registration (without changing the holder) online or in person at your local registration authority.

Applying in person:

  • Find out from your local registration authority whether a form is available for download. Ask which documents you need for the procedure.
  • Take the completed form and the required documents to your local licensing authority.
  • If you make use of the license plate transfer, the change of address will only be made in your vehicle documents (registration certificate part I).
  • If you do not wish to make use of the license plate transfer, you still have the option of applying for a new license plate.
    • Tip: If you need new license plates, you can contact private providers. You can usually find these near the registration authority.
  • The registration authority will affix the sticker (main inspection and new stamp sticker) to your new license plate. At the same time, you will receive a new registration certificate part I.
  • If your vehicle has a fine dust sticker, it will become invalid due to the new license plates. If you want to drive in environmental zones and do not have a special permit, you should also apply for a new fine dust sticker when you re-register.

Online procedure:

  • Go to the online portal of your local registration authority.
  • Identify yourself there with your new electronic ID card (nPA) or electronic residence permit (eAT) with activated online ID function.
  • Enter the necessary data in the application mask of the portal.
  • Pay the fee using the e-payment system (payment methods vary depending on the responsible registration authority).
  • If previous license plates are retained:
    • The application is automatically checked in real time. The registration certificate is immediately made available online and can be retrieved within 30 minutes. Your vehicle is re-registered when you retrieve the registration certificate. You can put it into operation.
    • Print out the registration certificate and keep it in your vehicle until you receive the registration certificate Part I.
    • You will receive the registration certificate Part I and an information letter from your registration authority by post.
  • If you are applying for new license plates:
    • The application will be checked by a clerk.
    • You will receive the registration certificate, the fee notice, the registration certificate parts I and II, the stamp stickers and the sticker for the main inspection (HU) to be affixed to the license plate by post from the registration authority.
    • Your vehicle is then re-registered. Once you have received the registration documents, you can put the vehicle into operation.

Who should I contact?

The licensing authority in whose district you have your main residence, place of business or branch office.

Competent authority

The licensing authority in whose district you have your main residence, place of business or branch office.

Requirements

  • You must not have motor vehicle tax debts of EUR 5 or more. Late payment penalties, interest and late payment penalties are also taken into account when calculating the amount.
  • You can only re-register the vehicle once you have re-registered or registered with your municipality.

Note: If someone is to represent you when registering your vehicle, you must give this person written power of attorney. This power of attorney must also include your agreement that the registration authority may inform the authorized person of any outstanding fees and expenses incurred by you.

Which documents are required?

  • Valid identity card or passport with your last confirmation of registration
  • Test report on the last general inspection, e.g. TÜV, DEKRA, GTÜ, KÜS, GTS, FSP

Please note: You must submit additional documents. The documents required for re-registration without a change of owner vary depending on the federal state and whether or not you make use of the license plate transfer. Please ask your local registration authority about this.

What are the fees?

This varies depending on the scope of the change process (for example, additional costs are incurred for special license plates).

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Re-registering your vehicle: Immediately

Processing duration

Generally none

Legal basis

Applications / forms

Forms: can be obtained from your local licensing authority

Online procedure possible: yes, via the online portal of the local licensing authority

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Professionally released on

14.11.2019

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