Download our guide for self-imports (document in German).
If you as a private individual import a vehicle from another country and want to register it in Austria, you must first have it entered in the Austrian approval database.
The point of contact for this process is the manufacturer or its representative in Austria, who should be able to carry out the registration. If this is not possible for any reason, the vehicle must be entered into the approval database as part of an individual approval from a test center of the Austrian provincial government. A list of the test centers of the Austrian provincial government can be found here: Landesprüfstellen
If the manufacturer has a service provider for the entry in the approval database, you can find out more there. A list with all brands of our contractual partners and the associated contact person can be found here: Contractual Partners
Please send us the following documents and information (preferably scanned by email):
The following data must be provided:
We will then enter the vehicle in the Austrian approval database for you. You will receive an invoice from us by e-mail.
On request; maximum 180.00 Euro (incl. VAT) - required by law according to § 28b of the Motor Vehicle Act (KFG) 1967 (para. 1a).
After receipt of payment, we will send you a data extract from the approval database by email. This data extract is your vehicle document for Austria and only needs to be printed out on both sides.
According to § 28b of the Motor Vehicle Act (KFG) 1967 (Paragraph 1): "[...] If an assessment has already become due for a vehicle subject to the recurring assessment, the approval data may only be submitted after a positive assessment in accordance with Section 57a be created. [...] ".
If your vehicle requires an assessment according to the Austrian inspection cycles (reference date = first registration), we can therefore only enter the approval data in the approval database after presentation of a valid assessment.
Furthermore, § 28b of the Motor Vehicle Act (KFG) 1967 (para. 1) continues: "[...] This expert opinion may be replaced by the proof of a positive result of a technical examination within the meaning of Directive 2014/45/EU, provided that no further expert opinion has become due pursuant to § 57a. [...]".This means that equivalent foreign assessments may also be accepted, provided they are still valid within the Austrian review cycles.
However, appraisals from Germany are currently the only ones that meet these requirements, which is why only valid German appraisals can be accepted at present.
If required, you can obtain a registration certificate according to § 57a KFG at any certified assessment centre.
Legal Basis (in German):Kraftfahrgesetz 1967
Further Information (in German):Kraftfahrgesetz 1967
Tip for assessment centres:
When preparing the appraisal, make sure that the vehicle is not registered in Austria or that the country of origin is selected.
(e.g. in EBV - remove the tick "Vehicle has/had an Austrian registration" when creating the vehicle; e.g. in VECOS - remove the tick "Vehicle has an Austrian registration" already at the start screen).