Luxembourg's used cars are generally of good quality. A general outline of the process of registering a used car in Luxembourg is outlined below.
The first and foremost thing in registering a second hand vehicle is if you're buying an already Luxembourg registered vehicle OR importing a vehicle (your own or from someone else) from another country:
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The general outline is as follows:
1. Purchase Agreement: Ensure that you have a valid purchase agreement from the seller, including all necessary details such as the vehicle's make, model, identification number, purchase price, and both the buyer's and seller's information.
2. Insurance: Before registering the vehicle, you'll need to have valid car insurance. Contact insurance companies in Luxembourg to get quotes and choose the coverage that suits your needs.
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3. Technical Inspection: The vehicle will likely need to undergo a technical inspection to ensure it meets safety and emissions standards. You might need to make an appointment at an authorized inspection center.
4. Customs Clearance: If you're importing the car from another country, you'll need to clear customs. Ensure you have all the required documents for customs clearance. guichet.public.lu/en/citoyens/impots-taxes/detention-vehicule/achat-vehicule-etranger.html
5. Registration Documents: Collect the necessary documents for vehicle registration, which may include:
- Proof of identity (ID card or passport)
- Proof of residency in Luxembourg
- Proof of insurance
- Original purchase agreement
- Valid technical inspection certificate
- Customs clearance documents (if applicable)
- Previous registration documents (if the car was registered in another country)
6. Visit a Registration Office: Locate a local vehicle registration office (Centre de compétence Frontaliers et Véhicules) in Luxembourg. Bring all the required documents to the office.
7. Complete Registration Application: Fill out the necessary registration application forms provided by the registration office. Provide all the required information accurately.
8. Pay Fees: Pay the applicable registration fees, which can include administrative fees, road tax, and possibly other charges.
9. Receive Registration Documents: Once your application is processed and fees are paid, you'll receive your new registration documents, including license plates and a registration certificate.
10. Install License Plates: Affix the issued license plates to your vehicle as per the instructions provided.
11. Keep Documents: Keep all the registration documents and other related paperwork in a safe place. You'll need them for future reference and potential inspections.
The above is general guidelines.
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