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Updated : 01/03/2017

Car registration documents and formalities – Luxembourg

Roadworthiness tests

If you buy a new car in Luxembourg, you must have it checked for roadworthiness no later than 3.5 years from the date of its initial roadworthiness check and registration.

If you have a used car in Luxembourg, you must have it tested for roadworthiness 1 year after the date of the last roadworthiness check.

A roadworthiness test must be conducted each time a vehicle changes owner.

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

Contact body for roadworthiness tests: National Agency for Technical Vehicle Inspection (FR: Société nationale de contrôle technique - SNCT, DE: Nationale Gesellschaft für technische Überwachung).

To ensure your vehicle and its equipment function correctly and comply with safety standards, it must undergo the regular roadworthiness tests, which generally comprises 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,
  • rear-view mirrors – reflecting surface, fixation and adjustment,
  • correct functioning of safety belts,
  • breaking devices,
  • electrical equipment,
  • car body and cabin.


You can register your vehicle at National Agency for Automobile Trafficfrançais.

To register an imported vehicle (new or used), you must submit foreign registration documents.

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