Vehicle registration in Austria

General information

Before registering the imported motor vehicle, the following steps must be taken:

Entry in the approval database

The vehicle must be recorded in the approval database. For vehicles without an EU type approval (COC paper), an individual approval or, under certain circumstances, an exemption is also required. Detailed information on the subject of "Vehicle type-approval (Austria)" can be found at

Payment of taxes due at the tax office

Before registering the imported vehicle the person to whom the vehicle is registered for the first time must calculate the amount of standardised consumption tax (NoVA) (→ USP) due herself/himself (using the form "NoVA 2"German text) and pay the tax to the tax office (→ BMF)German text.

Once the tax office has confirmed receipt of the standardised consumption tax and the 20 per cent purchase tax (when importing new vehicles), the vehicle will be registered.

Further information

Detailed information on the requirements for vehicle registration can be found on

Further links

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 1 January 2023

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