Changing licence plate number

The digital vignette is not linked to the vehicle, but to the licence plate number. In the following cases, it is not necessary to purchase a new digital vignette in the event of a change of the licence plate number after the start of the period of validity; instead, the digital vignette can be re-allocated to the new licence plate number that has been assigned to the holder of the registration certificate:

  • Change of the place of residence of the holder of the registration certificate, if they are assigned a new licence plate number due to the resulting requirement to re-register their vehicle (e.g. when moving to a different administrative area)
  • Newly assigned licence plate number due to theft of the vehicle
  • Newly assigned licence plate number due to theft/loss of the vehicle number plates originally entered in the system
  • Newly assigned licence plate number due to write-off of the vehicle
  • Assignment of a personalised licence plate
  • Newly assigned licence plate number after waiving a personalised licence plate number or expiration of a personalised licence plate number
  • Newly assigned licence plate number in accordance with section 50 (2) KFG due to the return of a license plate, which is no longer permanently legible
  • In similar cases

This will result in an 18 Euro administration fee being charged by the ASFINAG for re-allocation. However, this fee will be reimbursed in the following cases:

  • Newly assigned licence plate number due to theft of the vehicle
  • Newly assigned licence plate number due to theft/loss of the number plates originally registered in the toll system
  • Newly assigned licence plate number due to write-off of the vehicle
  • Newly assigned licence plate number in accordance with section 50 (2) KFG due to the return of a license plate, which is no longer permanently legible

The digital vignette must be re-allocated to the new licence plate number before entering motorways and expressways with the new licence plate number.

It is possible to change the licence plate number to which the digital vignette is registered free of charge before the start of its validity period.

You will be required to create an account on the ASFINAG customer portal in order to make any changes to the registered licence plate number.

Caution

These rules apply to all drivers in Austria.

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Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 17 February 2021

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