Moving to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - administrative formalities to be carried out

Any road vehicle owned or held by a person with an address in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg can only be put on the road in the Grand Duchy if it has been registered and is covered by a valid registration certificate.

Who does this apply to?

  • Any person who moves to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg must have his/her vehicle registered in the Grand Duchy within six months of arrival.
  • Garages and assimilated businesses (able to justify being authorised to deal in road vehicles) may carry out the procedure on behalf of their customers.
  • If the application is submitted by a third party, that person must present a written power of attorney (mandate). In this case, it is important to ensure that all documents mention the name of the holder, owner or keeper of the vehicle in whose name the vehicle will be registered, and not that of their representative (mandate holder).


Before a vehicle can be registered, the person concerned must apply for a registration number.

Supporting documents

A vehicle can be registered on production of the following documents:

  • a duly completed and signed registration certificate application form (Demande en obtention d'un certificat d'immatriculation);
  • the required 'Droit de Chancellerie' tax stamp(s);
  • a valid insurance certificate;
  • the 'vignette 705' customs document;
  • the vehicle's registration document showing the person in whose name the vehicle will be registered in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. If necessary, a translation of this document may be required;
  • the passport or ID card of the holder, owner or keeper of the vehicle;
  • If the vehicle was registered for the first time after 1 February 2016;
    • the European certificate of conformity for vehicles last registered in the EU;
    • Please refer to the " Importing a vehicle " section for other cases
  • If the vehicle is subject to periodic technical inspections:
    • a valid technical inspection certificate issued for the vehicle by an authorised technical inspection body in the Grand Duchy;
    • a valid technical inspection certificate issued by the competent authorities of the country where the vehicle was last registered (for member States of the European Economic Area and Switzerland) amending the Directive 2014/45/EU. This certificate may be accepted when the vehicle is being registered in Luxembourg, on condition that the period of validity of the certificate does not exceed the period of time provided for in Luxembourg law.

The original of each document must be produced.

For any other documents that may be required, please consult the FAQ section.

Application processing

Please make an appointment online, or send your application by post (only if the vehicle does not have to be physically presented), preferably by registered post.

What to do

  • To register a vehicle from a country outside the European Union (EU), please refer to the section " Importing a vehicle "
  • To register a vehicle that has been transformed or altered, please refer to the section " Getting an alteration, a transformation, or accesories registered "

Depending on the nature of the transformation, the vehicle may have to undergo a technical inspection by an authorised technical inspection body in Luxembourg.

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