Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration

Transport & Mobility Foreign Vehicle Registration

Whether you need to register your car in Germany depends on your length of stay.

Hamburg Welcome Portal – Living - Transport & Mobility – Foreign Vehicle Registration

Temporary Stays

If you keep your normal residence in a foreign country and you stay in Germany for less than 6 months, you do not need to register your car or pay any taxes here – your car will remain registered in your country of residence.

Stays Over 6 Months

If you move from another EU country to Germany and take your car with you, you mus tregister it in Germany and have to pay the corresponding taxes. Registration must be made within 6 months.

Motor vehicles and their trailers must be accredited for participation in public road traffic.

The car registration in Hamburg is to be executed by the State Office for Transport (Landesbetrieb Verkehr – LBV).

Contact: State Office for Transport (Landesbetrieb Verkehr – LBV)

You can register your car upon previous appointment at one of the five locations of Hamburg’s State Office for Transport (LBV):

LBV Hamburg-Mitte
Ausschläger Weg 100
20537 Hamburg
Telephone: + 49 (0) 40 42858-0
Internet: www.hamburg.de/lbv/ (site in German language)     
E-Mail: info@lbv.hamburg.de

LBV Hamburg-Nord
Langenhorner Chaussee 491
22419 Hamburg
Telephone: + 49 (0) 40 42858-0
Internet: www.hamburg.de/lbv/ (site in German language)
E-Mail: lbv-nord@lbv.hamburg.de

LBV Hamburg-Harburg
Großmoordamm 61
21079 Hamburg
Telephone: + 49 (0) 40 42858-0
Internet: www.hamburg.de/lbv/ (site in German language)
E-Mail: lbv-harburg@lbv.hamburg.de

LBV Hamburg-Bergedorf
Bergedorfer Straße 74
21033 Hamburg
Telephone: + 49 (0) 40 42858-0
Internet: www.hamburg.de/lbv/ (site in German language)
E-Mail: lbv-bergedorf@lbv.hamburg.de

LBV Hamburg-West
Schnackenburgallee 43
22525 Hamburg
Telephone: + 49 (0) 40 42858-0
Internet: www.hamburg.de/lbv/ (site in German language)
E-Mail: lbv-west@lbv.hamburg.de


Online appoinment scheduling: https://www.lbv-termine.de/LBV/index.php (service in German language)