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Motor Vehicle License Plate Allocation Export License Plate

If a vehicle that has not yet been registered or a vehicle that has not yet been registered in the Federal Republic of Germany and may have been taken out of service is to be exported abroad under its own power, an export license plate is required.

Process flow

The application for an export license plate must be submitted in person or by a person authorized in writing.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the district-free city in which you reside.

In this case, the main residence according to the identity card is decisive. In the case of legal entities, it is the registered office of the principal place of business or the seat of the branch.

Which documents are required?

  • Valid identity card or passport with current confirmation of registration not older than 3 months or foreign passport
  • Registration Certificate Part II
  • Registration Certificate Part I
  • Confirmation of insurance for export vehicles
  • Test report on the last (still valid) general inspection (HU)
  • SEPA Direct Debit Mandate for the Collection of Motor Vehicle Tax
    • This must be presented in writing in the original, signed by the holder, at the time of approval, also by third parties. In the event of a different account holder, the original of this mandate must be signed by the holder and the account holder. Proof of the bank details provided must be provided.
    • Alternative:
      • a certificate stating that the main customs office waives the collection of motor vehicle tax, or
      • Proof of tax exemption
  • the road tax has already been paid.
    • Proof of payment of motor vehicle tax by means of a tax assessment notice issued by the competent main customs office

in the case of third-party processing, additionally:

  • informal, written power of attorney of the applicant and identity card of the person for whom the vehicle is to be registered

In the case of companies, additionally:

  • Excerpt from the trade register or commercial register
  • the identity documents of the responsible person authorised to sign (managing director, authorised signatory) as well as their power of attorney
in the case of registered vehicles, additionally:
  • License plates
  • Registration Certificate Part I
in the case of decommissioned vehicles, additionally:
  • Confirmation of deregistration (if closed by 30 September 2005)
  • Vehicle registration document or the registration certificate Part I with the note of decommissioning

What are the fees?

Fees may apply, please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Applications / forms

If an application form is necessary, it can be obtained in advance from the competent authority and filled out at home. Depending on the offer of the competent authority, the application can also be submitted as an online service via the Internet.

  • SEPA-Lastschriftmandat (ausfüllbar)

  • SEPA-Lastschriftmandat, gültig ab 24.03.2014

  • Vollmacht zur Fahrzeugzulassung - NEU

  • Zulassung: Info - SEPA


What else should I know?

The required license plates can be produced after the application has been submitted. This can be done by contracting a private provider who is located close to the competent authority. The cost of the signs is not included in the fees.

Due to an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Tax Act, there has been a tax obligation on export license plates since July 1, 2010.

Technically approved by

WG Municipal Editorial Office


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competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible


Reiner Egbring
Telephone: 05931 44-4004
K II, 4
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)