Cabinet wants to make online car registration possible

In the future, car owners will be able to carry out all procedures related to the registration of their vehicles online. A corresponding ordinance was approved by the federal cabinet on wednesday (jan. 9, 2019). January 2019). Previously, the redaktionsnetzwerk deutschland had reported that.

The bundesrat still has to approve the regulation, which is to come into force later this year after an introductory phase for the state administrations, according to the federal ministry of transport in berlin.

With the new regulation, car owners will be able to carry out all registration procedures online, such as initial registration, re-registration, change of owner or change of address. Until now, deregistration and re-registration were already possible online under certain conditions. This regulation is intended to implement the third of four stages of internet-based vehicle registration (i-kfz).

Car owners will have to identify themselves for the procedure with their electronic id card. Around two-thirds of germans already have a credit-card-sized id card, but only five percent have the necessary reader. The license plate must be embossed as before. The sticker, which is important for registration, is sent by mail and must be affixed to the license plate by the owner.