Essential Guide to Vehicle Registration for Imported Cars

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What is it?

Vehicle registration is an essential legal process of recording a vehicle’s official proof of ownership and identity. This practice applies to any vehicle imported from abroad.

Who needs it?

Any individual importing a vehicle from abroad to their home country, such as a car import from Czech Republic, needs to conduct a vehicle registration to legally use the vehicle in their region.


  1. Apply for a temporary license plate from the local transport office.
  2. Arrange a tax assessment at the customs office.
  3. Prepare all necessary documents and submit them for vehicle registration.
  4. Schedule an appointment for the technical inspection of the vehicle.
  5. If the vehicle passes the inspection, payment of any fees is conducted.
  6. Retrieve the permanent registration certificate and license plates.

Required Documents

  • Proof of ownership (e.g., a deed of sale)
  • Current Vehicle registration
  • A valid form of identification (e.g. Passport)
  • Receipt for the payment of Customs Duty and VAT
  • COC paper (Confirmation of Conformity)

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Additional details

Importing a vehicle abroad involve variable costs including shipping, customs duties, and potential modifications to meet local regulations. In some cases, it may be practical to sell your vehicle in the original country and purchase a new one in the destination country. Always research thoroughly to determine the best financial and practical option for your specific situation.


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