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Registration – Austria

Updated : 09/07/2014

Formalities and documents

Formalities and documents

How often  must vehicles undergo roadworthiness tests in Austria?

For new vehicles, the testing frequency is 3-2-1, i.e. the first test is due three years after initial registration, the second after two more years and annual tests thereafter.

Must a roadworthiness test be conducted each time a vehicle changes owners?

No.

Do the Austrian authorities require a roadworthiness test when a new resident from another EU/EFTA country registers their car?

The same rules apply as those for Austrian vehicles: the testing frequency is 3-2-1, i.e. the first test is due three years after initial registration, the second after two more years and annual tests thereafter.

What does a roadworthiness test in Austria typically consist of?

The test checks whether the vehicle meets traffic and operational safety requirements. Specifically, the following elements of the vehicle are checked:

  • Equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Safety devices
  • Chassis
  • Tyres and wheels
  • Engine
  • Braking equipment

In addition, noise and exhaust emissions are tested.

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