Re-registering a vehicle after exceeding a time limit

A road vehicle with a registration certificate or conformity sticker that has automatically run out cannot be used on the public roads in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg unless it is re-registered and covered by a new valid registration certificate, and if appropriate by a new valid conformity sticker. The reasons for a vehicle being taken off the road automatically can be viewed in the FAQ section.

Who does this apply to?

  • Anyone who lives in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and owns or holds a vehicle that was last registered in Luxembourg.
  • 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).


In the following case, the person concerned must apply for a registration number before proceeding with re-registration.

  • the vehicle was registered with an old-format registration number (2 letters and 3 digits, or 1 letter and 4 digits).

Supporting documents

A vehicle that was last registered in Luxembourg can be re-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;
  • parts 1 and 2 of the registration certificate;
  • the passport or ID card of the holder, owner or keeper of the vehicle;
  • a valid road vehicle tax sticker, or a certificate drawn up by the Customs and Excise Agency attesting that the road vehicle tax has been paid, if the deregistering was due to non-payment of the tax;
  • 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.

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, preferably by registered post.

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