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Apply for export marks

If you want to export a vehicle that has not yet been registered or a vehicle that has been registered in the Federal Republic of Germany - and possibly decommissioned - to a foreign country, you will need an export license plate.

The license plate is issued if the vehicle is to be driven abroad under its own power


  • There must be no arrears of fees and expenses from previous registration processes. In the event of arrears, the registration authority may not register the vehicle until these have been settled.
  • Written direct debit authorization for the collection of vehicle tax

What documents do I need?

  • Valid identity card, passport or electronic residence permit (eAT) as well as the original national passport of the vehicle owner applying for the permit
  • in case of representation with written power of attorney

    additionally: identity card or passport of the authorised representative

  • electronic insurance confirmation (eVB) - export

    for the export of vehicles (if necessary, also by fax to the registration office for the specific occasion)

  • Registration certificate part I or vehicle registration document
  • Registration certificate part II or old vehicle registration document
  • License plates

    for registered vehicles

  • valid test report on a general inspection


  • for vehicles put out of service

    - old vehicle documents and a deregistration certificate issued before 1 October 2005 or
    - registration certificate part I and II

  • Direct debit authorisation for motor vehicle tax (SEPA Direct Debit Mandate)
  • external licence plates

    in the case of registered vehicles which are not registered in Bremen or Bremerhaven at the time of their registration there

  • if registered to companies

    - Current and valid business registration and, if available, current and valid excerpt from the commercial register (also as a copy)
    - Power of attorney, if the person authorized to dispose does not personally submit the application on site