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Vehicle registration

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If you sell a vehicle from your company’s stock, you must put the registration in the new owner’s name.

Have a vehicle registration changed

You can have a registration changed at the following locations:

  • Registration counters of PostNL post offices
  • (Car) companies that are a member of Kentekenloket BV (in Dutch)
  • RDW counters (in Dutch)

Changing vehicle registration

If you want to be able to transfer a registration certificate online yourself, your company needs to be authorised for Vehicle Registration (bevoegdheid Tenaamstelling Voertuigbedrijf, in Dutch). You apply for this authorisation to the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW). In order to apply, you first need an acknowledgement vehicles in company stock.

If you sell a vehicle, you first need to print the client authorisation form (digitale machtiging, in Dutch), which the new owner must sign . After the signing, you can transfer the vehicle in the name of the buyer. You must keep this signed authorisation for at least 2 years and destroy it after 3 years at the latest. After RDW has checked and authorised the information you entered regarding a registration transfer, the RDW will send the vehicle registration card (kentekencard) to the new owner.

Accelerated issue of vehicle registration certificates

If you import or manufacture vehicles and want to apply online for vehicle registration certificates for cars, motorcycles or trailers (new, unused vehicles with type approval) without the need to have them inspected first, you can use the accelerated issue authorisation (Versnelde Inschrijving, VI). In order to obtain this authorisation, you need a company supply stock acknowledgement from RDW and must be registered with a provider. You must submit the authorisation application form to the Recognition and Supervision Unit of RDW. You will pay an annual fee.

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