Updated : 15/02/2016
* Information not yet provided by national authorities
If you buy a new car in Italy, you must have it checked again for roadworthiness in the 4th year from the date of its initial roadworthiness check and registration.
If you have a used car of 4 years or older in Italy, you must have it periodically tested for roadworthiness 2 years after the date of the last roadworthiness check.
A roadworthiness test does not have to be conducted each time a vehicle changes owner.
If you register your car as a new resident in Italy, moving from another EU country, you must take the roadworthiness test - with the exception of vehicles of the international categories M1 and L, regularly tested in another EU country.
Contact body for roadworthiness tests: Ufficio Motorizzazione civile.
To ensure your vehicle and its equipment function correctly and comply with safety standards, it must undergo the regular roadworthiness tests, which generally comprise checking the following car parts:
How you register a car imported from another EU country and the documents you need for it depend on whether you are subject to VAT or not. As a private individual importing a vehicle for private purposes, you are not usually required to pay VAT.
In this case, to register an imported vehicle (new or used), you must submit the following documents:
You will only need to renew your car registration in the case of the theft, loss or damage of your number plate.
You will need: