Landungsbrücken

Vehicle re-registration, apply for re-registration of your vehicle without change of owner (change of address)

If you move, you must re-register your vehicle.

Important notes

Prerequisites

You must not have any vehicle tax debts of EUR 5 or more. Late payment surcharges, interest and late payment penalties are also taken into account when calculating the amount.

  • For private individuals: The registered place of residence is in Hamburg
  • For companies: The registered office or place of business of the company or trader is Hamburg

Documents required

Moving from outside to Hamburg

  • Valid identity card or passport in original with current confirmation of registration
  • Company: Company certificate (e.g. extract from the commercial register, business registration or extract from the association register for registered associations)
  • Companies: Proof of the new address (e.g. the new business registration)
  • Registration certificate part II (vehicle registration document), if a change to a Hamburg license plate is desired
  • Registration certificate part I (vehicle registration document) or deregistration certificate
  • License plates, if a change to Hamburg license plates is desired
  • valid test certificate of the main inspection (HU), if a HU was already required for the first time, and if necessary, proof of the safety test and emissions test carried out
  • for the payment of the vehicle tax, an original SEPA combined mandate for the collection of the vehicle tax by direct debit
  • (If the tax is not to be paid by the owner himself but by a so-called third party willing to pay, a copy of the identity card of the third party willing to pay must be presented.)
  • Appointment confirmation
  • When changing the license plate, an electronic insurance confirmation -eVB Code- (available from the car insurance company) must also be presented.

Moving within Hamburg

  • Valid identity card or passport in original with last registration confirmation,
  • Company: Company certificate (e.g. extract from the commercial register, business registration or extract from the association register for registered associations) (not older than 3 months)
  • Companies: Proof of the new address (e.g. the new business registration)
  • Registration Certificate Part I
  • If registration certificates Part I and Part II have not yet been issued, the vehicle registration document and vehicle registration certificate must be presented
  • valid HU certificate of the last general inspection (HU)
  • Appointment confirmation

Additionally, when applying by power of attorney:

  • a legibly completed power of attorney in the original with a legible color copy of the authorized person’s ID card
  • the representative’s ID card in original

Please note

You can keep your license plate. Changing the license plate is voluntary.
If several vehicles are affected, the documents can also be submitted to the counter for commercial customers at the locations. Prior contact via the mailbox kfz-zulassung@lbv.hamburg.de is required in order to coordinate the further procedure.

Appointment booking

  • Visit our website to book an appointment (link below).
  • Select the category: Vehicle registration
  • Then select if you are moving within Hamburg: Name change / Address change within Hamburg
  • If you are moving from outside Hamburg, choose: transfer of a registered used vehicle or transfer of a registered used vehicle and deregistration or transfer of a registered used vehicle and taking the license plate with you.
  • Follow the steps to reserve an appointment.
  • You will receive an email. Confirm your reserved appointment using the link in the email.
  • You will receive an appointment confirmation. Bring this with you to your appointment.

Deadlines

A vehicle re-registration must be made immediately.

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

  • Book an appointment online.
  • Bring all necessary documents with you.
  • Your request will be processed on site.
  • Documents and signs will be given to you.
  • Your vehicle is registered.

Processing time

no

Fees

15.90 to 60 EUR according to the fee schedule for measures in road traffic (GebOSt). The exact fee amount can only be determined on site based on the submission of the complete documents.

Service description

If you have moved to Hamburg from outside, you must re-register your vehicle immediately.
If you would like to keep the existing license plate on your registered vehicle, you can do so nationwide. The change of address will then only be made in your vehicle documents (registration certificate part I).
If you do not wish to take your license plate with you, you still have the option of applying for a new license plate. Additional fees apply for a personalized license plate.
Moving within Hamburg
If you move within Hamburg, you do not have to re-register your vehicle. However, you must present the registration certificate part I to the registration authority to correct the address.

If your vehicle has a fine dust sticker, this may become invalid due to new license plates. If you want to drive in environmental zones and do not have an exemption, you should also apply for a new fine dust sticker when re-registering.

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