Permanently deregistering a vehicle

When a Luxembourg-registered vehicle has been involved in an accident and has been written off, you must notify the SNCA within five working days. This must be done by registered letter or by handing the information in personally, and obtaining an acknowledgement of receipt, at the SNCA's offices. In certain cases, the procedure can be carried out by your insurance company.

Who does this apply to?

  • Anyone who owns or holds a Luxembourg-registered vehicle.
  • Garages and assimilated businesses (able to justify being authorised to deal in road vehicles) and insurance companies 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).

Supporting documents

To deregister a vehicle, applicants are required to submit the following to the SNCA:

  • the form declaring that the vehicle has been deregistered (Déclaration de mise hors circulation), duly completed and signed;
  • Parts 1 (grey) and 2 (yellow) of the registration certificate;
  • the passport or ID card of the holder, owner or keeper of the vehicle;
  • If the vehicle is covered by a VAT or Customs exemption, official proof attesting that the vehicle's situation is regular must be produced;

Application processing

The procedure to deregistered the vehicle can be done:


  • by making the online procdure at (private individuals only).

  • by attending one of the SNCA's reception together with the supporting documents.
  • by sending an application together with the supporting documents by post, preferably by registered post.


The vehicle must be declared deregistered within 5 working days of being sold.

The holder, owner or keeper of a road vehicle is required to remove the licence plates.

The holder, owner or keeper of a vehicle from which licence plates are removed is required to destroy them or have them destroyed, unless the plates are used to register another vehicle in his name.

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