Deregister Your German Vehicle Online
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- You don’t need to speak German to deregister your vehicle
- You can deregister your vehicle online
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Facts About The Vehicle Deregistration
If you want to deregister your vehicle you should not miss our detailed blog post on this topic: Owning a car in Germany
Who must deregister a car?
You must deregister your car if you move abroad or the following occurs: if you sell, decommission or scrap it.
Can I keep my car in Germany when I move abroad?
A car can no longer be registered in your name in Germany (however, a vehicle that has already been registered can continue to run under the designation of an authorized representative) when you deregister. You can deregister your vehicle in Germany at any vehicle registration office or, if applicable, on their online portal. As a rule, it is not possible to deregister abroad, for example, at the foreign representations of Germany (the embassy). Within the European Union, you can take your vehicle with you.
Emigrants need motor vehicle liability insurance in the country of destination, a technical inspection by the local TÜV, and a declaration that the car complies with the European operating regulations. In some countries, you can take the no-claims bonus from Germany along. Deregistration or re-registration is not necessary if you keep your residence in Germany and stay in another E.U. country lasts less than six months. In this case, you do not need to re-register your car and do not have to pay vehicle tax in the E.U. country.
How to leave Germany with my car
Within the European Union, you can take your vehicle with you without any problems. Emigrants need motor vehicle liability insurance in the destination country, a technical inspection by the local TÜV, and a declaration that the car complies with the European operating regulations. Those who emigrate to another continent, such as South America, the USA, or Australia, have to ship their car.
What happens after deregistration?
Is it possible to still drive my deregistered vehicle? The answer is: Yes, until the end of the deregistration day. Therefore, you can drive the car to the scrapyard, to the dealer, or home without any problems. Prerequisite: Your motor vehicle liability insurance covers this drive. Therefore, check the terms and conditions of your insurance policy in advance.
Deregister your car online from abroad
Deregister your vehicle
Now € 149,– / one-time
+ € 7,50 / € 12,60
incomplete documents / missing plates
+ € 100,-
Shipping lincense documents / plates to your new address (after deregistration, excl. postage)
+ € 20,-
How the process works:
- Click on the button “start now”
- Provide the necessary information
- We create a support ticket with further details
- You send us the required original documents / original license plates
- We book an appointment at the responsible office
- We deregister your vehicle personally with a power of attorney
- We send you a digital confirmation that your vehicle is deregistered
- The deregistration authority informs the following institutions about the car deregistration:
- Vehicle insurance
- Customs Administration (collects the vehicle tax).
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FAQ Vehicle deregistration
What is the procedure?
Once you have booked your package, we will provide further information on the process. We will create a support ticket for you with further details. Within your support ticket, you can ask any questions about your deregistration. After you have sent us the required documents/original license plates, we will book an appointment at the responsible office.
On this occasion we will deregister your car for you in person with a power of attorney. Once this is completed, we will send you a digital confirmation of your vehicle deregistration.
The car deregistration office will automatically inform the vehicle insurance and Customs Administration (which collects the vehicle tax) about your deregistration. So you won’t need to get in touch with them. We can send your devalued original license plates to your new address if you wish. Fees apply.
Which documents are required?
To deregister your car, we need the following documents/items from you:
- Proof of identity (ID or passport)
- Front and rear license plates (originals)
- Registration certificate (part 1)/vehicle registration document
- Signed power of attorney (we provide the document after your booking)
- If you scraped your car, we also need the certificate, which the recycling center issued.
Sollte eine der Unterlagen nicht vorliegen, können wir KFZ-Abmeldung trotzdem durchführen. Hierfür sind weitere unterschriebene Dokumente notwendig, die wir dann individuell vorbereiten. Die Abmeldung in diesen Fällen ist für uns aufwendiger.
What are the payment options?
You can choose from the following payment methods:
- Credit card
- (Instant) Bank Transfer
- Apple pay
- KBC/ CBC Payment Button
- Belfius Direct Net
Once you click “buy,” we direct you to our payment provider’s page. There you can complete your payment. We do not store your payment details at any time!
After successful payment, we redirect you back to our site.
Please keep in mind that we do our best to provide credible and up-to-date information, but we are not an official advisor (in the sense of the Legal Services Act, RDG) for taxes, legal matters, and the like. Our service does not replace an individual consultation with legal assistance, and we provide digital tools and automated workflows to assist with the residence deregistration and related necessary steps.