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November 26, 2012 at 5:38 am #1490pipikikinosMember
If someone bring his car (from his motherland-EU country) , and use it here ,
are there any limitations to the staying period , or any obligations to change the foreign plates to Austrian ones due to his primary living address?
P.S permanent stay is declared the Austrian address.December 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm #2400gabitziguMember
As owner of a car freshly registered in Austria (previously registered in another EU-country) i can write a small summary .
Law: you have to re-register your car latest one month after declaring permanent stay here. In exceptional conditions, this can be extended to two months. https://www.help.gv.at/Portal.Node/hlpd/public/content/6/Seite.061510.html (scroll down to the “Frist” chapter). IMHO this is exaggerated (took me 3 months to do the Anmeldebescheinigung, then phone contracts, internet, kindergarten… car registration was WAY down my priority list).
Steps: the Expat Center helped a lot in describing the necessary steps:
1. Register your car in the “Import-Datenbank” (database of imported vehicles allowed to drive on Austrian public roads). Done by the Austrian importer of the brand : http://www.wien.gv.at/verkehr/landesfahrzeugpruefstelle/generalvertreter.html . In my case this was Renault Oestereich. Costs in my case: ~160 euro.
2. Pay the NoVA tax for vehicle registration:
2.1 Get a NoVA tax calculation done by OeAMTC : send an email to email@example.com asking for an „Erfassungsbogen NOVA“ (will cost you ~50 euros)
2.2 Go to your Finanzamt and pay the tax.
In my case step 2.1 could have been avoided, as the responsible person at the Finanzamt has done the calculation himself (these are based on an estimation of current car value, and technical parameters as fuel consumption and CO2-emmission ; formula available at http://www.bmf.gv.at/Steuern/Brgerinformation/AutoundSteuern/NormverbrauchsabgabeNOVA/_start.htm ). Costs in my case: ~700
3. After step 2.2 is completed, you can register your car at a Zulassungsstelle, which will be part of an insurance office
3.1 Insure the car: pay insurance+tax. Costs in my case: ~1100
3.2 Do the registration (you’ll hand in your original license plates in order to receive the Austrian ones). Costs: ~150 (as far as i can remember)
One note: in order to start step 1 you need a European conformity certificate for your vehicle, as this is the input for step 1. So, one more step:
0. Get a COC-document for your car. In my case this was a document in French, issued by Renault France through Renault Romania. Costs in my case: zero .
As you can already see, the process is not a very easy one. I was partly motivated by the upcoming Parkpickerl in my area. Step 0 was started somewhere in August; steps 0+1 were finished by early November. A lot of holidays in the involved parties, and some phone number mix-ups contributed to the length of the process.
Step 2.1 took 3 days of initial emailing, and 2 days for getting the calculation.
Steps 2.2 + 3 took about three hours, on Wednesday morning.
As already said, i feel that the one-month “Frist” is not realistic.
p.s. edited due to typosDecember 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm #2403kiwibevParticipant
boy you did well to find someone who could give you a Nova price in the first place i found every person I ask came up with a diferent price starting at 800 € finaly it cost 125€. and also as you say it cannot be done in 1 mounth you got it done rather fast!February 15, 2018 at 10:32 pm #6758p_cipParticipant
I am trying to buy a new car from Romania and register it in Austria, from what i understand i just need to find the official Austrian car importer and register it, pay the Nova tax and insurance.
I presume i will get a COC document from the car dealer, you did not mention the pickerl,but i presume since is a new car i won’t need one.
Do you think is possible to register the car before collecting it from the dealer, providing i have the ownership documents, do i need to provide some sort of number plates to the Austrian insurers? Trying to avoid registering the car in Romania unnecessarily.
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