A. Right hand drive, used vehicles, with first registration or purchase in a European Union member state.

1) Required Documents Registration certificate (indicating that the vehicles' first registration was in an EU member state)

Invoice or sales contract, if the vehicle is not registered to the person importing and registering the vehicle (from now on referred to as the owner of the vehicle)

Note: If the above documents are in a language other than Greek or English, the owner must produce verified translated documents issued by the Press and Information Office P.I.O
Tel: 22 801 117
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Above documents must be properly stamped at the Stamp Duty Section of the Ministry of Finance
Tel:. 22 407 834
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2) The owner submits all above documents at a District Vehicle Examination Centre of the Road Transport Department (R.T.D.) to have a certificate confirming the vehicles' CO2 emissions, issued.
3) The owner acquires the vehicle according to the procedure of the Department of Customs and has paid all appropriate taxes.
Tel: 22 601 753
Tel: 22 601 748
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4) The owner applies for a roadworthiness certificate by presenting the vehicle to an authorized Private Vehicle Examination Centre (accompanied with Customs documents and other required documents as described in paragraphs A1-A2 above) for inspection.
Provided all paperwork is correct and the vehicle is in proper working condition, a roadworthiness certificate is issued. The owner must then present the vehicle to a District Vehicle Examination Centre of R.T.D. (accompanied with all above documentation) for inspection for registration.
5) Upon successful completion of above procedures, the owner submits all above documents to a Motor Car Registry office at one of the Road Transport Department Regional Centres for registration purposes.
6) Registration tax and road tax, are calculated based on the vehicle’s engine cubic capacity and CO2 emissions. Click here to view Road Tax tariff chart.

B. Right hand drive, used vehicles, imported from a country outside the E U.

1) The owner of the vehicle follows the procedure A1-A3 above.
2) The owner applies for a Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) certificate to an SVA Testing Centre and provided all paperwork is correct and the vehicle is found to be in proper working condition in accordance to the Single Vehicle Approval manual, a SVA certificate is issued.
3) The owner of the vehicle follows the procedure A4-A6 above.

According to current legislation, vehicles imported from a country outside EU, must be less than 5 years old at the time of arrival in the Republic, in order to be eligible for registration unless any of the following conditions is met:

a) The owner has been residing permanently in another country and he or she is moving
permanently to the Republic. In this case:
* Only one such vehicle may be registered to an individual.
* Only the registered owner, spouse and children are eligible to drive the vehicle.
* The vehicle cannot be transferred to any other person within the first 3 years from the vehicle’s first registration in the Republic.
* The application for the vehicle’s registration must be submitted within 1 year from the owner’s arrival in the Republic for permanent settlement.

b) The vehicle is eligible for registration as a vintage vehicle according to the following criteria:
* The vehicle is over 25 years of age from its first registration or purchase in any country.
* The vehicle is approved by FIVA (Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens) authorised representatives and holds a relevant valid certificate and a declaration that the vehicles' specifications are in compliance with the International Technical Code for vintage vehicles.

C. Left hand drive vehicles


a) Left hand drive, saloon type vehicles, can be registered in the Republic, provided that:
b) Procedure A or B above is followed.
c) The vehicle is submitted to a test for single vehicle left hand drive vehicles, undergoes any necessary modifications and certificate TOM 139(β) is issued and is accompanied by any of the following documents:
* An approved SVA certificate.
* Registration certificate from an EU member state indicating proof of EU type approval.
* Cerificate of Conformity from an EU member state


Road Transport Department Regional Centers
  • District
Address Telephone Fax
  • Paphos
Road Transport Examination Centre
Mesogi Industrial Area, 8061.
26 821 344, 26 946 931
  • Limassol
Road Transport Examination Centre
Korivou Street, Kampos Polemidion, 3112.
25 870 442 25 305 696
  • Larnaca
Road Transport Examination Centre
13, Acropoleos Ave, Aradipou, 7102.
24 813 196 24 818 691
  • Nicosia
Road Transport Examination Centre
Nicosia-Limassol Road, (old road).
22 815 712 22 486 510
  • Head Office
17, Vasileos Pavlou, Nicosia, 2412. 22 807 117 22 354 030
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