Car registration documents and formalities Cyprus

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Roadworthiness tests

If you register a new car in Cyprus, you must have it checked for roadworthiness for the first time 4 years from the date of its registration.

If you have a used car in Cyprus, you must have it tested for roadworthiness every 2 years from the date of the last roadworthiness check.

A roadworthiness test doesn't have to be conducted each time a vehicle changes owner.

If you register your car as a new resident in Cyprus, moving from another EU country, your car must undergo the roadworthiness test.

Contact body for roadworthiness tests: any district office of the Road Transport Department in the town where you are resident / staying.

To ensure your vehicle and its equipment function correctly and comply with safety standards, it must undergo the regular roadworthiness tests, which generally comprise the following checks:

  • efficiency of windscreen wipers and if any of the windows or mirrors are broken
  • lights – indicators, hazard lights, brake, reverse, licence plate and fog lights
  • headlights – position of dipped-beam and main-beam
  • tyres – tread depth ≥ 1.6 mm.
  • rear-view mirrors – reflecting surface, fixation and adjustment
  • correct functioning of safety belts

Registration

Procedure for:

- initial registration

You can register your vehicle at any district office of the Road Transport Department in the town where you are resident / staying.

To register an imported vehicle (new or used), you must submit the following documents:

  1. new vehicle:
    • certificate of conformity,
    • packing list (also known as a bill of lading; see note below),
    • insurance certificate,
    • customs certificate (C72A),
    • purchase invoice.
  2. used vehicle:
    • registration certificate from country of origin (registered in your name),
    • packing list (also known as a bill of lading; see note below),
    • insurance certificate,
    • customs certificate (C72A),
    • purchase invoice (if not registered in your name),
    • roadworthiness certificate (if the vehicle is less than 5 years old).

- renewal of registration (deregistered vehicles in Cyprus)

To renew the registration of your car, you can do it at the district office of the Road Transport Department in the town where you are resident/staying and you must submit the following documents:

  • registration certificate,
  • insurance certificate,
  • roadworthiness certificate.

 

Note:

bill of lading is a document issued by a carrier which details a shipment of merchandise and gives title of that shipment to a specified party.

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