Temporarily deregistering a vehicle

When a Luxembourg-registered vehicle is deregistered temporarily or permanently, 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.

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) 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;
  • Regarding the registration certificate;
    • Part 1 (grey) of the registration certificate if the vehicle is deregistered temporarily;
  • The passport or ID card of the holder, owner or keeper of the vehicle;
  • If the person carrying out the procedure is not the holder or owner indicated on the registration certificate:
    • either the written power of attorney (mandate) from the holder or owner of the vehicle,

Application processing

The procedure to deregistered the vehicle temporarily can be done:


  • by making the online procedure at Myguichet.lu (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.

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