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Updated : 10/01/2013

Car registration documents and formalities – Italy

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How often must vehicles undergo roadworthiness tests in Italy?

Newly registered vehicles are exempt from roadworthiness tests during the first 5 years following registration.

All other vehicles must undergo a roadworthiness test every 2 years.

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


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

L’Ufficio Provinciale della Motorizzazione Civile effettua controlli tecnici prima di reimmatricolare un veicolo estero

Yes. The Provincial Department of Motor Vehicles conducts roadworthiness tests before re-registering vehicles from abroad.

What does a roadworthiness test in Italy typically consist of?

- Braking systems
- Electrics

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