Licence Plates Conspiracy

While getting a new passport can be relatively easy in Austria, turning your foreign licence plate to an Austrian plate is something similar to the bureaucracy test of the 12 Tasks Of Asterix.

Here it is the shopping list:

A) Car

4 Comments so far

  1. Philipp (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 11:45 pm

    Welcome to red tape country :)


  2. umberto (unregistered) on September 24th, 2005 @ 12:51 am

    …and I forgot to say that the mentioned A)-L) points represents the shorter procedure for EU citizens :)


  3. Gabriele (unregistered) on February 5th, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

    Not really that hard.

    A) We asked our (Italian) vendor for a certificate, and that was enough.

    B) Not needed, was calculated by the clerk at the office on the fly.

    C) Ok, It wasn’t that hard, however.

    D) Never had any.

    F) Not needed, probably because of the certificate on point (A). Hey, where’s point (E)?

    G) Yes, we had an appointment, took a whole 2 hours.

    F) (Again?) No problem on that.

    G) (Yet another?) We only sent our Italian plates back, through the consulate (not the embassy), once we had the Austrian ones on the car.

    H) See above, not needed.

    I) Of course you have a Meldezettel, if you live there. Didn’t you?

    J) A friend of ours did the translation, no additional cost.

    K) Yes, and I have to admit, that was the harder part. In our case, 820 Euro, or so.

    L) Not that hard. Not harder than having any other insurance contract anywhere else in the world.


  4. umberto (unregistered) on February 6th, 2006 @ 11:00 am

    in my case,

    A) they asked me by phone to provide the document (look http://www.wien.gv.at/amtshelfer/verkehr/organisation/zulassung.html)

    B) they asked me by phone to provide the document

    C) ok.

    D) they asked me by phone to provide the pictures

    F) they asked me by phone to provide the document (look http://www.wien.gv.at/amtshelfer/verkehr/organisation/zulassung.html)

    G and second F) it´s a half day of work lost

    second G) if you want to mantain your insurance bonus-malus level you´ve to provide a statement from your former italian insurance company. To provide the statement they need the official closure of the contract, and therefore the license plates must be returned BEFORE requesting a new insurance contract in Austria. Moreover, consulate takes several weeks to send the plates to Italy.

    H) See above, needed.

    I) I had to change my secondary residence to primary to apply for licence conversion

    J) I´ve no friends who perform official translations (with stamp) for free. Can you introduce me yours?

    K) in my case it was just 200€. For sure, is an old car.

    L) only if you start a new contract loosing your previous bonus-malus level you´ve no problems (but you loose a lot of money).



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