VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

HISTORICAL LICENSE PLATES

To qualify for historical license plates in Germany a vehicle must be 30 years old or more. Prior to obtaining Historical License plates, a vehicle must be certified by German Government Authorities at TÜV, DEKRA, or other agencies sanctioned by the German Government. The fee for the certification inspection may vary with the type of vehicle. When completed the owner must bring the inspection/certification documents to the local Field Registration Station to order Historical plates. At this time the plates will be ordered and the owner will be issued temporary registration plates pending receipt of the permanent plates. Historical Vehicles will be registered for a period of 12 months from receipt of their temporary plates. In order to renew on a yearly basis, owners will get their vehicle inspected at the military P.O.V. Inspection station up to 75 days prior to expiration to allow sufficient time for difficult repairs and/or ordering of parts. Once a vehicle has been classified as a Historical Vehicle, it will not be required to be re-evaluated by TÜV, DEKRA, or other agencies sanctioned by the German Government in the future unless modifications are made to the vehicle that would change its current status.

If the owner of a registered Historical vehicle sells the vehicle or moves to another community in USAREUR, there is no need for the vehicle to go back to TÜV or DEKRA. If the vehicle was previously registered in the German system, the Green Registration certificate “Zulassungsbescheinigung” indicating "H" license plates also means the vehicle has been certified and accepted by the German authorities. If you have questions please call USAREUR RMV Customer Service: DSN- 542-2021/2022/2023 CIV- 0611-143-542-2021/2022/2023.


Attention Motorcycle Owners!

The requirement for DA Civilians, Civilian Contractors and family members to be in possession of a valid Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Card as a requisite for obtaining a USAREUR Motorcycle License in Germany has been rescinded.

Current requirements are:

1. Applicant must be in possession of a valid Civilian Stateside Driver's License with a motorcycle endorsement or country license with a Motorcycle Endorsement or a country Motorcycle License.

2. Attend the initial Motorcycle Operator's 4 hour Orientation. Applicants that do not have a Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Operator's license must complete the standard POV training and testing prior to applying for the motorcycle endorsement.

3. Pass a 30 Question written examination.

4. This interim change is now in effect pending the forthcoming update of AER 190-1. Military personnel should check with their local driver's testing station for licensing and training requirements listed in AR 385-10.

INTRODUCTION:

The information provided here is to be used as a general guideline to reduce or eliminate any confusion when registering your privately owned vehicle [POV] in the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) system. This can prepare you when registering your POV at your local Field Registration Station [FRS].
Should you not find the answer to your situation here, please contact our Customer Service here at our headquarters or your local FRS in your community. In some cases United States Army Garrison (USAG) Commander or Mission Support Group (MSG) Commander approval is required.

Telephone numbers and hours of operation are listed on our website under Office Locations. Click on the general topic area to the left and you will automatically be sent to that subject area for a list of required items and further information.

Click on the links below for more information on each topic:

Additional POV waiver
Appointing an agent to operate, ship, sell or dispose of your POV
Changing personal information or vehicle data on your registration
Displaying license plates
Lost or stolen plates or vehicle
Our service fees
Registering a used POV purchased from a local national or dealership
Registering your brand new POV
Registering your POV in a non-operational status
Registering your POV shipped from U.S.A. or driven from another NATO country
Renewing your registration
Renewing your non-operational registration
Replacing your lost, mutilated, faded or tattered registration
Temporary plates
The"10 Year Rule" when transferring or selling your POV to another ID card holder
Third Plate for bike rack
Trade-in, Transferring, selling or giving your POV to a local dealer
Transferring, selling or giving your non-operational POV to another ID card holder
Transferring, selling or giving your POV to another ID card holder
Transferring, selling or giving your POV to a non-ID card holder
Two (2)  or Three (3) year registration

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

De-registration of your POV after shipping
Displaying registration decals
Disposing of your POV through MWR
Out processing
Powers of attorney
Proof of insurance
Proof of logistical support
Proof your POV loan has been paid off with a lien release or clear title
Request for assistance from outside of Germany
Request for POV Registration/Insurance Cancellation
Requesting a driving record
Registering a POV used solely for racing events
Requesting a Translation of your Certificate of License
Shipping your POV

Also see more information at the following Customs link:
https://help.cbp.gov/app/home/ In the Find Answers box type your question.

  ADDITIONAL POV WAIVER:

A Request for Waiver to the Limit of POVs authorized to Register (AE Form 190-1AG) is required when you need to exceed your limit on number of POVs.

Single and married unaccompanied personnel are authorized two regular POVs and one recreational POV (motorcycle, trailer, camper).

Married accompanied personnel are authorized three regular POVs and two recreational POVs (motorcycle, trailer, camper).

Unit commanders may approve requests for additional vehicles for military and civilian personnel in their commands. Civilian personnel assigned to units or organizations that do not have a military commander may request approval for additional vehicles from the USAG commander or the USAFE/AFAFRICA unit or squadron commander in the area in which they are assigned. These commanders may delegate approval authority to their deputy, the DES, or the DOL. Requests for additional vehicles may also require approval of the USAG commander or the USAFE/AFAFRICA MSG or LSG commander or his or her designated representative in the garrison. USAG commanders and USAFE/AFAFRICA MSG and LSG commanders will determine if it is necessary to add more stringent controls for POVs in their communities or areas of responsibility (AORs). Individuals may not register additional vehicles until all of their existing registrations are in compliance with this regulation. civilians. Approval authority cannot be delegated.

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  APPOINTING AN AGENT TO OPERATE, SHIP, SELL OR DISPOSE OF YOUR POV:

If an owner is unable to dispose of a POV before departing, the individual’s unit commander will appoint an agent to dispose of the vehicle. The agent must be at least one grade above the POV owner. The agent will be granted special POA (AE Form 190-1AD), which will be valid for 90 calendar days. The current POV registration must be valid for at least 90 calendar days in order for the agent to be added. If the registration is valid for less than 90 calendar days, the owner must have the POV inspected, renew the registration, and pay the current registration fee before the agent may be added to the registration. A copy of the agent’s appointment orders will be attached to the agent‒owner registration. No additional drivers may be added to the agent‒owner registration. The registration is valid only for the agent to ship, sell, or otherwise dispose of the vehicle.

Only AE Form 190-1AD, witnessed and dated at the FRS or the local staff judge advocate (SJA) office, is an acceptable POA. A person may be an agent for only one POV at a time. The use of an agent in no way relieves the owner of the responsibility to ensure proper disposition of his or her POV. The POV owner’s insurance must remain in force until the vehicle is properly disposed of. If the POV is registered with joint ownership, permission from both owners is required before an agent may be appointed.

A POA is granted when both the owner and the agent appear at the FRS or the local SJA office and complete AE Form 190-1AD in the presence of the station clerk. The clerk will verify the identities of both the sponsor owner and the agent and ensure both are eligible to register a POV with the RMV. The agent must also be a sponsor and must read and sign AE Form 190-1AF.

If the requirements have not been met before the expiration of the 90-day period, the agent will register the POV in his or her name. If the POV is registered as operational, the agent will submit an ICC in his or her name. If there is a lien on the POV, the agent must obtain a lien release from the lienholder before registering the POV solely in his or her name.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:
• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• Current Valid USAREUR Registration/Title
• Commander appointment memo
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

We only accept powers of attorney between spouses or as mentioned above.

NOTE: Sample commander memorandums are available at your local vehicle registration office

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  CHANGING PERSONAL INFORMATION OR VEHICLE DATA ON YOUR REGISTRATION:

 POV owners will immediately report any change in registration information (for example, lien information, vehicle information, new insurance company, name or unit address change).

If reporting a name change, the owner will submit a new Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC) showing the new name.
If reporting a change in insurance, the owner will submit a new ICC.
When changing vehicle data (other than color), documentation is required. No fee is charged for issuing amended registration documents as long as the current registration document is turned in to the local registration office (FRS).

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:
• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• Current Valid USAREUR Registration/Title
• Supporting documents, if applicable (lien release / ICC / Title / etc.)

NOTE: Your name must be on the registration as an owner, not additional driver, in order to update any information. A spouse may update information when presenting a valid power of attorney.

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  ISSUING AND DISPLAYING LICENSE PLATES:

Issuance:
License plates are issued by the customer’s per-duty assigned community FRS.
Registration offices will issue two long German license plates for all U.S. Forces-registered POVs (except motorcycles and trailers). These plates will not be bent or altered to fit the POV. The use of short plates violates the agreement between the United States and Germany and will not be approved except for vehicles that, by construction, will not take long plates. The inspector at the POV inspection station must note this requirement on the POV inspection form.

A third license plate without decals may be issued on a case-by-case basis for POVs with bicycle racks when the rack obscures the vehicle’s rear license plate. A POV application (AE Form 190-1AA) must be completed and the appropriate fee must be paid before the third plate is manufactured and issued. The third plate may not be used for any other purpose except for placement on a bicycle rack.

The transfer of license plates to other POVs is prohibited.

Display:

License plates will be attached horizontally to the front and rear of the POV at the location prescribed by the manufacturer and the law so that both plates are clearly visible. Brackets designed to mount the U.S.-style plate on the front of the vehicle will be removed before mounting the long German license plate. The rear plate will be centered under a light or placed between lights on either side.

Motorcycles and trailers must display one plate attached horizontally to the rear.

Plates must be firmly attached to the POV using bolts, screws, or brackets. Use of string or wire to secure plates is prohibited and will cause the POV to fail the mechanical safety inspection.
Drilling holes through the face of license plates for attachment is authorized as long as the license-plate letters and numbers are not obstructed. Plates may not be covered with plastic or glass, cut, altered, defaced, forged or displayed in any other manner not authorized.

POVs will not be operated with license plates obscured by mutilation, dirt, or grime except for short periods.

Attaching old license plates or signs to U.S. Forces-provided license plates is not authorized.

3rd Plate for a bike rack must be firmly attached to the bike rack using bolts, screws or a bracket.

NOTE: Improper mounting of license plates will result in cancellation of the vehicle registration and the vehicle fuel-ration card.

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  REPORTING LOST, STOLEN OR RECOVERED PLATES OR VEHICLE:

If any vehicle registered or licensed by the RMV is stolen or one or both of the license plates are lost, stolen, or recovered, the owner must make an immediate report to the nearest MP or SF station. If the station is not within a reasonable distance, the local civilian authorities will be notified. The MP or SF must be notified as soon afterwards as possible.

Any time German license plates are not turned in for any reason, the POV owner will be required to reimburse the USAREUR Registration Fund for the license plates. The owner will not be entitled to a refund if the lost or stolen license plates are turned in later to the USAREUR RMV or an FRS.

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  REPLACING LOST, STOLEN OR MUTLITATED LICENSE PLATES:

If one or both plates are lost or stolen, the owner must report to their assigned vehicle registration office and apply for new license plates. The owner will receive new permanent plates and registration documents that are valid for the remainder of the registration period or, with a new safety inspection, for 1 year. Vehicles less than 10 years old may be registered for 2 years with a new safety inspection. Vehicles with 60 calendar days or less remaining on their registration must pass a safety inspection before new plates and registration documents can be issued.
Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:
• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• New Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC)
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• Completed AE Form 190-1AU (provide by the MP or SF Station)
• Current Valid USAREUR Registration/Title
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

NOTE: Payment will consist of two service fees. One for the lost or stolen plate and the other is for the new plates and registration provided.

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  OUR SERVICE FEES:

One/Two or Three Year(s) Vehicle Transactions (Initial, Renewals, Transfers) $35.00 /$70.00/$105.00.

Payment for Lost/Stolen license plate: $35.00

Duplicate USAREUR Registration Fee $35.00

3rd Bike rack plate: $25.00

Correspondence: $25.00 or €20.00

U.S. Forces certificate of license: $20.00

Registration renewal late fee $15.00

Replacement of decals (Expiration and Environmental): $5.00

Note: Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card.

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  REGISTERING A USED POV PURCHASED FROM A LOCAL NATIONAL OR DEALERSHIP:

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC)
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• Bill of Sale w/make, model, year, chassis number, name & signature of seller and buyer
• Original German de-registered registration (Fahrzeugschein/Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil I)
stamped and dated with “Außerbetriebsetzung” (No older than 6 months) from the German
registration office
• Original German Title (Fahrzeugbrief/Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil II)
• Vat Form (if vehicle was bought without paying local economy taxes)
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the first time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

Used U.S. specification vehicle:

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:
• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC)
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• Bill of Sale w/make, model, year, chassis number, name & signature of seller and buyer
• Original title (U.S. or USAREUR AE Form 190-1A) if the vehicle has not been financed through a
financial institution and is annotated on the bill of sale. A copy of the title (U.S. or USAREUR AE Form
190-1A) will be accepted if the vehicle has been financed through a financial institution and is
annotated on the bill of sale
• AE Form 550-175A (If vehicle is bought from a dealership with a Zolllager)
• German customs clearance certificate (Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung) (if vehicle is bought from a
dealership without a Zolllager)
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the first time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

Notes:

#1: If a vehicle has been de-registered from any registration system longer than 6 months or the
Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung was issued over 6 months ago, we will require a memorandum from
the German vehicle registration office (Kfz-Zulassungsstelle) verifying the vehicle is currently
not actively registered
#2: Name on the bill of sale and insurance card must be same as person registering the POV
#3: Warning triangle and first aid kit and security vest (eff. July 2014) must be shown at Inspection
Point

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  REGISTERING YOUR BRAND NEW POV:

New German specification vehicle:

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license • Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC)
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• Purchase order w/make, model, year, chassis number, name & signature of seller and buyer
• Warning triangle and first aid kit and security vest
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the first time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

Notes: You will be given a 60 day period on AE Form 190-1AJ to provide final documents required to
complete your transaction. Items required will be: Final Bill of Sale, German Title and Tax Relief
forms.

New U.S. specification vehicle:

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC)
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• Purchase order w/make, model, year, chassis number, name & signature of seller and buyer
• Warning triangle and first aid kit and security vest
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the first time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card
Notes: You will be given a 60 day period on AE Form 190-1AJ to provide required final documents
required to complete your transaction. Items required will be: Final Bill of Sale, Manufacturer’s
Certificate of Origin (MCO) and either a completed AE Form 550-175A or Tax Relief forms.

POV Waiver when required

Notes: You will be given a 60 day period to provide required additional documents such as: Final Bill of Sale, MCO/MSO, German Title Book, Customs, or Tax Relief forms as needed.

Name on the bill of sale and insurance card must be same as person registering the POV

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  REGISTERING YOUR POV IN A NON-OPERATIONAL STATUS:

POVs will be registered as nonoperational when the POV does not meet the mechanical standards,
the owner’s U.S. Forces driving privileges are suspended or revoked for more than 90 calendar
days, or the POV registration is canceled (failure to re-register, lack of third-party liability
insurance). USAG commander and USAFE/AFAFRICA MSG and LSG commander may require
first-time applications for nonoperational registration to be approved by an installation agency
(for example, assistant installation coordinator (AIC), DOL)and the POV be parked in a designated
area before the owner can process the application at the local FRS.

Nonoperational registrations for standard POVs are valid for 3 months (6 months for recreational
vehicles). Requests for nonoperational registrations for more than 3 months (respectively 6 months)
but no more than 12 months require the approval of the USAG commander or the USAFE/AFAFRICA
MSG or LSG commander.

Vehicles registered as nonoperational may not be operated. To maintain a POV in a nonoperational
status, the owner will park the POV in an authorized area or private parking off public streets.
Remove the license plates and return them to the local FRS. Ensure the POV registration is renewed
or the POV is properly disposed of before the nonoperational registration expires.

POV ownership will not be transferred while the POV is registered as nonoperational unless approved
by the USAG commander or the USAFE/AFAFRICA MSG or LSG commander. The non-operational registration
must be active at the time of transfer.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• USAREUR License plates
• Current USAREUR Registration
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

Transferring a non-operational POV requires an active registration, local and USAG/MSG Commander approval.

Waiver for an additional POV may be required.

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  REGISTERING YOUR POV SHIPPED FROM U.S.A. OR DRIVEN FROM ANOTHER NATO COUNTRY:


POV shipped from the U.S.A at government expense.
Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:
• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Proof of ownership (Title or Stateside registration with Registrants name)
• Shipping documents or Household goods inventory (for recreational vehicles)
• Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC)
• Completed (AE Form 190-1AA)
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the first time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

POV shipped from the U.S.A at owner’s expense.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Proof of ownership (Title or Stateside registration with Registrants name)
• Shipping documents, Household goods inventory (for recreational vehicles) or bill of lading
• AE Form 550-175A
• Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC)
• Completed (AE Form 190-1AA)
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the first time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

POV driven from another NATO country.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:
• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Proof of ownership (Last duty station registration in Registrants name)
• Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC)
• Completed (AE Form 190-1AA)
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the first time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

Notes: Warning triangle and first aid kit and security vest (eff. July 2014) must be shown at
Inspection Point

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  RENEWING YOUR REGISTRATION:

POV registrations must be renewed before they expire. As a courtesy, approximately 75 calendar
days before the expiration date, our office will send the owner a partially completed AE Form
190-1O as a reminder of the upcoming expiration. Non-receipt of this reminder in no way relieves
the owner of the responsibility to renew the registration.

On receipt of AE Form 190-1AA or AE Form 190-1O, the POV owner will immediately complete the
form and have the vehicle inspected. Once the vehicle has passed inspection, the owner will hand
carry the completed AE Form 190-1AA or AE Form 190-1O and the registration fee to his or her
assigned vehicle registration office.

POV registrations are not valid after they expire and unregistered POVs may not be driven. The
fuel card will also be canceled. Registrations may, however, be renewed within 30 calendar days
after they expire by completing all renewal requirements, without having to change the license
plates on the POV. Requirements include a valid inspection, payment of a late fee, and the normal
renewal fee. The original plates will be renewed and remain on the POV. However, the fuel card
will expire on the original expiration date and the owner must obtain a new fuel card with the
renewed POV registration.

If a POV registration has been expired for more than 30 calendar days, the license plates must be
removed from the POV and the owner must register the POV as nonoperational, obtain a new ICC,
apply for temporary plates, take the POV through an inspection, and obtain new plates and
registration

Your AAFES fuel card is deactivated for an expired registration

Any changes that must be made while renewing your registration will require supporting
documentation.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC), if USAREUR plates must be changed
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA or AE Form 190-1O with safety inspection stamp
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

WARNING: MPs can confiscate your license plates and you can be ticketed for an expired registration.
If this happens, you must register your POV non-operational.

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RENEWING YOUR NON-OPERATIONAL REGISTRATION


Requests for additional nonoperational registrations must be approved by the USAG commander or
the USAFE/AFAFRICA MSG or LSG commander.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Current USAREUR Registration
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA or AE Form 190-1O • Approved nonoperational memorandum
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit
card

Notes: Sample nonoperational memorandums are available at your local vehicle registration office

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  REPLACING YOUR LOST, MUTILATED, FADED OR TATTERERD REGISTRATION:

Force Protection requirements mandate that you present a valid and legible registration when entering
a military installation. When your POV registration is unreadable, mutilated, faded or so worn that it
is unacceptable you must replace it.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:
• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Current USAREUR Registration (If not lost)
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

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  TEMPORARY PLATES:


Temporary registrations will be issued for POVs that must undergo a mechanical safety
inspection. Temporary plates can only be issued by the community where you are stationed.
Temporary plates are
issued to enable applicants to complete the mechanical safety inspection and to provide enough time
to make repairs that are necessary to pass that inspection. Temporary plates will not be used to
travel outside of Germany.

Temporary registrations are initially valid for 30 calendar days only. During this 30-day period, a
POV must pass the mechanical inspection. If the POV fails the inspection for an immediate safety
hazard, it must be registered as nonoperational immediately. If there is no immediate safety hazard
during the initial 30-day temporary-registration period, but requisitioned repair parts do not arrive,
vehicles that cannot be repaired by the end of the second 30-day temporary-registration period must
be registered as nonoperational until repairs can be completed.

Cancelled temporary registrations must be registered as nonoperational. An additional registration
fee is required for the nonoperational transaction.

POVs that do not pass the mechanical inspection will be registered as nonoperational. Temporary
plates will not be issued more than twice for the same vehicle during a 90-day period. The DES
or determine how long an individual must wait to obtain the next set of temporary license plates.
plates. The POV owner’s chain of command must give the applicant written approval authorizing a
third set of temporary plates. The POV owner must provide documentation of repair to be authorized
an additional set of temporary plates. Applicants may be denied operational registration privileges
up to 60 calendar days by the DES or CSF if temporary license plates are not returned on time.

Ownership of a POV will not be transferred while the POV is temporarily registered.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Two completed AE Form 190-1AA
• Valid supporting documents (Previous nonop, Bill of sale or Shipping documents)
• Insurance Confirmation Card (ICC)
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the first time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

Notes: Temporary plates cannot be extended. Sample 3rd plate memorandums are available at your local
vehicle registration office

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  THE "10-YEAR RULE" WHEN TRANSFERRING, SELLING OR GIVING YOUR POV TO ANOTHER ID CARD HOLDER


If a POV is less than 10 model years old:

The POV may be inspected within 30 calendar days before the transfer. In this case, the buyer will
receive a 1- or 2-year registration. The buyer may accept the seller’s POV registration expiration
date without a mechanical safety inspection. To be able to do so, the registration must have at least
60 calendar days remaining at the time of transfer.

If a POV is more than 10 model years old:

The POV must pass a mechanical safety inspection within 30 calendar days before the date of transfer.

Bring the Vehicle Mechanical Safety Inspection Record (AE Form 190-1H) or registration application ((AE Form 190-1AA or 190-1O) stamped by the inspection station, when conducting your inspection.

Notes: A POV is considered 10 model years old when the model year ends in the same digit as the
current calendar year, regardless of whether the POV is actually 10 years old. For example, a POV
manufactured in November 2006 will be considered 10 model years old in January 2016, even though
the POV will not be 10 years old until November 2016.

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  THIRD PLATE FOR BIKE RACK:

A third license plate without decals may be issued on a case-by-case basis for POVs with bicycle
racks when the rack obscures the vehicle’s rear license plate. The third plate may not be used for
any other purpose except for placement on a bicycle rack.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Valid U.S. Forces certificate of license
• Completed (AE Form 190-1AA)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

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TRADE-IN, TRANSFERRING, SELLING OR GIVING YOUR POV TO A LOCAL DEALER:

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:
• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Bill of sale (Joint ownership requires approval from both owners)
• Current Valid USAREUR Registration
• USAREUR License plates (Unless POV is nonoperational)
• Completed AE Form 550-175A
Lien Release, clear title or permission to sell (If applicable).

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  TRANSFERRING, SELLING OR GIVING YOUR NON-OPERATIONAL POV TO ANOTHER ID CARD HOLDER:


When ownership of a POV is transferred, the buyer and the seller will appear together at the local
FRS. When a vehicle has joint or co-owners, both must be present at the FRS along with the buyer.
If one of the owners cannot be present, the joint or co-owner conducting the transaction must have
a POA or a notarized bill of sale from the absent owner. A valid POV registration (AE Form 190-1A)
will be used to transfer ownership and must be signed on the back by both the seller and the buyer.
If the POV registration is lost or otherwise not available, the seller must apply for a new AE Form
190-1A before the transfer can be completed.

POV ownership will not be transferred while the POV is registered as nonoperational unless approved
by the USAG commander or the USAFE/AFAFRICA MSG or LSG commander. The non-operational
registration must be active at the time of transfer.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• USAREUR License plates
• Current USAREUR Registration
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA
• Lien Release, clear title or permission to sell (If applicable)
• Approved nonoperational transfer memorandum
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

NOTE: Nonoperational transfer memorandums are available at your local vehicle registration office

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  TRANSFERRING, SELLING OR GIVING YOUR POV TO A NON-ID CARD HOLDER:

When ownership of a POV is transferred, the buyer and the seller will appear together at the local
FRS. When a vehicle has joint or co-owners, both must be present at the FRS along with the buyer.
If one of the owners cannot be present, the joint or co-owner conducting the transaction must have
a POA or a notarized bill of sale from the absent owner. A valid POV registration (AE Form 190-1A)
will be used to transfer ownership and must be signed on the back by both the seller and the buyer.
If the POV registration is lost or otherwise not available, the seller must apply for a new AE Form
190-1A before the transfer can be completed.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• USAREUR License plates (If applicable)
• Current USAREUR Registration
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA with safety inspection stamp
Lien Release, clear title or permission to sell (If applicable)
• AE Form 190-1AG - If you will be exceeding your authorized limit of POV’s Registered
• PCS orders (if registering a vehicle in the USAREUR registration system for the first time)
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

TIP: We strongly advise the seller NOT to cancel insurance on the POV until the transfer has been
completed.

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  TWO (2) OR THREE (3) YEARS REGISTRATION:

A POV that is ten (10) model years old (including current year) or less is eligible for a two year
registration. The year of the eligible POVs will change each January of the new year. This includes
recreational vehicles such as motorcycles, campers and trailers.

A vehicle, including demonstrators, under 10,000 miles and not previously registered in any system
for more than 3 months are eligible for a 3 year registration. Vehicles with more than 10, 000 miles
are not considered new vhicles and must be inspected.

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  DE-REGISTERING OF YOUR POV AFTER SHIPPING

U.S. Forces-issued German license plates must be turned into the FRS before shipping or transferring a POV out of Germany. Registrants who ship their POVs out of country with U.S. Forces-issued German license plates will be required to report the missing plate(s) to their local MP or SF station and reimburse the RMV for the current cost of new license plates to clear the local FRS. The FRS will verify the shipping documents provided by the POV owner; process AE Form 190-1S; sign, date, and stamp the form; and send the third copy along with the vehicle shipping documents to the RMV for processing.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction: • Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Shipping documents
• USAREUR License plates (Unless POV is nonoperational)

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  DISPLAYING REGISTRATION DECALS:

Displaying unauthorized decals, stickers, or banners on U.S. Forces-registered POVs may result in
cancellation of the vehicle registration, failure of the mechanical inspection, or both. U.S. installation
and DOD decals must be removed before registering the vehicle in Germany. Only the following
decals may be displayed:

TÜV and Safety Inspection Expiration Decal. An expiration decal will be issued with initial and renewal
registrations. This decal shows the month and year the permanent POV registration expires and must
be placed on the rear license plate. Only the most recent inspection decal may be shown on the POV.

International Decal. U.S. Forces POVs with German license plates issued by the U.S. Forces will use
the “D” international decal. No other international decal is permitted on a U.S. Forces-registered POV.

Environmental Decal. German authorities have established environmental zones and environmental-
protection zones that prohibit motor vehicles from being driven in them without a decal certifying that
the vehicle is manufactured to a standard that makes its emissions acceptable to drive in those
areas. The environmental decal must be displayed on the lower right side of the windshield
(opposite side from the driver).

Handicap Parking Card. A handicap parking card may be displayed when authorized by appropriate
officials. If approved, the handicap parking card must be hung on the rearview mirror with the
silhouette of the handicap symbol facing forward. The handicap parking card will be issued once the
authorized individual provides the RMV an approved copy of AE Form 190-1AW (signed by a German
doctor or a doctor assigned to a facility under the Regional Health Command Europe (RHC-E)) and
two passport-sized pictures of him- or herself. No fee will be charged for this initial service.
A service fee will, however, be charged for replacement cards (for example, if the initial card was
lost or mutilated). The individual can either provide this documentation to the local FRS or send
it directly to the RMV for processing. The handicap parking card will be valid for use only on
U.S. military installations and facilities in the RHC-E AOR and only for the eligibility dates
indicated on the card. A permanent handicap parking card will be valid for a maximum of 4 years
from the date of issue. Using DOD handicap cards off military installations in Europe is not
authorized. Individuals desiring handicap cards for use of military installations must request
those through German local city halls (Rathäuser).

European Highway Toll-Fee (Maut) Decal. This decal is issued to show proof of having paid to operate
a POV on a specific European country’s roadways. This decal must be placed on the windshield as
indicated by the specific country.

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  DISPOSING OF YOUR POV THROUGH MWR:

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:
• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• AE Form 190-1Z (Certification of Release/Donation of POV)
• Current Valid USAREUR Registration
• USAREUR License plates (Unless POV is nonoperational)
• Lien Release, clear title or permission to sell (If applicable)

Notes: Joint ownership requires approval from both owners

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  OUTPROCESSING:

You must be able to prove proper disposition of all POVs and weapons in order to clear/out-process
from your community. All vehicles and weapons must be shipped, sold or otherwise disposed of
before clearing the community and out processing.You should not have any outstanding items, if so
we cannot stamp your clearing papers.

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  POWERS OF ATTORNEY:

A general or special power of attorney (POA) will be accepted to register a POV only if the grantee is the spouse of the registrant.

  PROOF OF INSURANCE:

An insurance confirmation card (ICC) from an authorized insurance company is the only acceptable
proof of insurance for registration and must be submitted every time a car is registered or
reregistered with new license plates. The insurance must be in effect at the time of registration. ICCs must show an issue date that is less than 120 calendar days before the date of application. ICCs
with a future effective date will not be accepted. If the effective date is left blank or noted “DOR”
(date of registration) or “Tag der Zulassung” (date of registration), the ICC will be accepted if the
issue date is not older than 120 calendar days. The name on the ICC must match the name of the
owner on the registration application (AE Form 190-1AA). The POV make and chassis number or
vehicle identification number (VIN) must match that on AE Form 190-1AA.

Transactions between a POV owner and an insurance company are private business matters. The
RMV will not be liable or responsible for any situation caused by an alleged act or omission on the
part of an insurance company (for example, failure to provide an ICC, change of policy number,
cancellation of insurance without notifying the POV owner).

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  PROOF OF LOGISTICAL SUPPORT:

Members of the U.S. Forces and the civilian component (including family members) who are assigned or employed within the geographic boundaries of Germany are considered as having logistical support and therefore authorized our services. Whenever you wish to do a transaction, you must provide a valid ID card (CAC) and U.S. Forces Certificate of License when plates are issued. Contractors must also provide the blue SOFA ID card with matching expiration date of the ID Card (CAC). The first vehicle you register in our system requires a copy of your orders or official memorandum verifying full logistical support.

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  PROOF YOUR POV LOAN HAS BEEN PAID OFF WITH A LIEN RELEASE OR CLEAR TITLE:

When your POV has a lien, it cannot be sold, transferred, disposed of or given to another party unless you prove the lien has been satisfied. A clear title, a letter from the lienholder authorizing the sale of the vehicle, or a letter of release from the lending institution is the only acceptable proof that there is no lien. The letter from the lienholder or the lending institution must specify the vehicle’s year, make, model, and chassis number and must be signed by the financial institutions authorized agent

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  REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FROM OUTSIDE OF GERMANY:

When you have departed Germany and you need, proof of ownership, driver’s license history or other such documents we charge a Correspondence Fee.

Send your written request to our customer service email address with all pertinent information such as name, address, U.S. Forces Certificate of License number, USAREUR plate number, and chassis/VIN number.

When an automobile dealership needs documentation, they must send proof of ownership or written permission from current owner along with the correspondence fee. Because of having to block some commercial email providers, the preferred way to send us email is using your official email. If you use any commercial provider, we can't guarantee that we will receive it.

Click on Office Location for phone numbers and addresses.

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  REQUEST FOR POV REGISTRATION/INSURANCE CANCELLATION:

The main purpose of this form (190-1S) is so that you may provide proof of a de-registration POV
transaction to your insurance company in order to cancel insurance and to clear your POV from our
database. This form is issued at your local Field Registration Station after conducting a POV
transaction (sell, transfer, give, donate, ship or otherwise dispose of). We cannot issue this form
when changing insurance companies. It is also very important to keep this form in your personal
records as proof of disposition of a POV when out-processing your community.

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  REQUESTING A DRIVING RECORD:

We provide this service, at this headquarters only, to anyone having an active, or expired U.S. Forces Certificate of License. Our memorandum (in English only) will state your name, license number, date of issue, and any offenses. You may come in person or mail your request. Please provide full name, last four of your social security number, license number, and the correspondence fee

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  REGISTERING A POV USED SOLELY FOR RACING EVENTS:

POVs used exclusively for racing events must be registered as a non-operational.

A completed AE Form 190-1AA and a written request must be sent through the chain of command for
USAG commander or USAFE/AFAFRICA MSG or LSG commander approval regardless of the
applicant’s grade.

Proof of insurance or mechanical inspection is not required. However, the racing or off-road site’s
third-party liability insurance must be valid for a POV or off-road recreational vehicle before the
owner or operator may use the vehicle in an event at the racing or off-road site.

Neither license plates nor decals will be issued since racing and off-road recreational vehicles may
not be operated or towed on public roads. They must be transported to and from racing and off-road
sites on a trailer.

Owners will comply with the requirements of German law and local racing-club regulations. This
includes provisions concerning third-party liability insurance and mechanical standards. No racing or
off-road recreational vehicles will be operated on public roads or in fields and woods unless
specifically authorized by German authorities.

AE Form 190-1A issued by the RMV will be over stamped with “Racing Vehicle” (for both racing and
off-road recreational vehicles) and be valid for 1 year.

Please ensure all items listed below are present when conducting your transaction:

• Valid ID card
• Valid blue SOFA Card (Contractors)
• Proof of ownership
• Completed AE Form 190-1AA with approved written request
• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

Notes: Go to your local Field Registration Station to initiating the process and subsequent renewals.
They will forward your request to this headquarters for processing and we will mail a one year non-
operational (stamped as Racing Vehicle) registration to you.

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  REQUESTING A TRANSLATION OF YOUR U.S. FORCES CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE TO OBTAIN A GERMAN DRIVER’S LICENSE:

Pay correspondence fee.

Proof of loss of logistical support such as ETS or retirement orders, termination papers from your servicing civilian personnel office or Human Resource office for AAFES personnel. Document must have an effective date of loss of support. -or- a copy of the German Residency Permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis), or German Police Registration (Polizeiliche Anmeldung) from your local Landratsamt or Rathaus (town hall), or German passport/ID (Ausweis).

We are not allowed to translate a DD Form 348, or a SF Form 46, for bus and truck certification. Additionally, we cannot provide this service for individuals who have been separated for cause, misconduct, or discharged under less than honorable condition.

Should you have any outstanding privately owned vehicles or weapons in our database after loss of logistical support, we cannot provide this service until you provide proof of disposition of these items.

Also, the German authorities may not accept a translation for a U.S. Forces Certificate of License issued after 29 March, 1998. We strongly recommend you contact your local German driver’s license office (Führerscheinstelle) to confirm a translation of the U.S. Forces Certificate of License is accepted and ask what additional requirements there are.
Please ensure the item listed is present when conducting your transaction:

• Check or Money Order made payable to "USAREUR Registration Fund" or credit/debit card

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  SHIPPING YOUR POV:

Please click the link below for information on shipping your POV.

 http://pcsmypov.com/

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