Vehicle registration is managed by the district government office through single points of contact known as the ‘government window’. The certificate is delivered as a single document, which must be carried by the driver when using the vehicle. The vehicle registration card in credit card format (or A4 for vehicles marked with P) is not part of the registration certificate but certifies ownership of the vehicle. The certificate is valid for use of the vehicle in road traffic unless the police have been notified of the document’s loss, theft or destruction or have removed the document. A temporary certificate is issued for vehicles to be used in road transport abroad. Temporary certificates issued for vehicles for export are marked with a Z or CD, followed by 5 digits between 1 and 9999 in ascending order then the last two digits of the year of issue. Temporary certificates issued for road transport based on reciprocity, bilateral agreements or receiving state laws are marked with SP (race cars) or P (vehicles for testing), with registration numbers containing two letters and four digits between 1 and 9999. Drivers must also fill out the logbook issued with cars with SP or P registration numbers.
Period of validity
Until the date indicated in the H data field or the date of technical validity or until the document is pierced or has its corner cut off (which indicate official invalidation). For renewed registrations, the last registration certificate of the vehicle is valid indefinitely. For vehicles for export, until the re-export deadline specified by the customs authorities. Validity may be extended by an entry written by the competent authorities into the Official entries section of the registration certificate. Temporary certificates: Z and CD – 30 days; SP – the technical validity period in the technical data sheet; P – 12 months