Questions and Answers

Temporary number plates
What can I use the temporary number plates for?

You can use the temporary number plates for
- the transport on own axles within the EU
- test drives
- driving to the next test centre for a new MOT (technical road safety approval)

What is the delivery period of these temporary number plates?

The period of validity of the temporary number plates starts with the registration date and expires after 5 calendar days. The registration and shipment of your temporary number plates always take place one working day prior to the requested delivery date. (Example: If the requested delivery date is a Wednesday, the registration and the start of the validity period will take place on the preceding Tuesday so that the number plates will expire on Saturday automatically. Therefore, if you choose a Monday as delivery date, your number plates will expire on Tuesday already as the registration and the shipment of your number plates will take place on the preceding Friday already.

Can I obtain temporary number plates for any type of vehicle?

"Yes, the temporary number plates can be used for the transport of any type of vehicle on own axles (e.g. passenger cars, trucks, lorries, trailers, caravans, motorcycles, etc.). The only exception are authorities´cars with blue lights and exceptional working machines/vehicles with any type of flashing lights."

Who is allowed to drive the vehicle with temporary number plates? The applicant only?

"No. Any person with a valid driving license is allowed to drive the vehicle with temporary number plates since the provided insurance is bound to the vehicle. Please have in mind that the the registration documents of the vehicle must be presented to any authorised entity and/or to their representatives upon request."

Can the validity period of the temporary number plates start on any day in the future after shipment of the number plates?

No, the maximum period of validity of 5 calendar days always starts on the date of registration. The temporary number plates can only be shipped on the day of registration after we carry out the registration at the registration authority for you.

Do I need to de-register the temporary number plates?

No, that is not necessary. The temporary number plates will expire automatically after 5 calendar days. The temporary number plates as well as the corresponding temporary registration document can be disposed then.

Which documents do I need to apply for temporary number plates?

You need to send us the following documents via email:

- Vehicle Title of Ownership
- Vehicle Registration Document
- Valid MOT Certificate (technical road safety approval)
- Applicant´s ID card

Can I obtain a temporary number plates without a valid MOT certificate?

No. If you do not possess a valid MOT certificate, you need to apply for temporary number plates at the local registration authority next to the location of the vehicle.

Application and Registration
Do I need to go to any registration authority?

No, we will go to the registration authority for you. You will receive registered and valid temporary number via express shipment from us.

Is it necessary to de-register the vehicle before applying for temporary number plates?

Yes. Any vehicle can be registered once at the same time only. Therefore, if the vehicle is still registered, you will need to de-register it 2 working days prior to the requested delivery date at the latest.

Who is the applicant of temporary number plates?

The applicant is the person who will drive the vehicle with the temporary number plates. Please note that the details entered in the online application form must correspond to the details indicated on the ID card. The applicant bears the risk if the temporary plates will be handed over to any other person. Any possible fines and/or claims related to the use or misuse of the temporary number plates will be sent to the applicant.

Why do you need my contact details?

We need your contact details such as your phone number and your email address in order to guarantee an efficient and fast registration process in case we would need additional information from you.

What is an eVB number?

An eVB (German: "elektronische Versicherungsbestätigung") is an insurance number of seven digits and must be presented when carrying out the registration at the registration authority. Our eVB number contains the legally required liability insurance.

Where do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN)?

You will find the vehicle identification number (VIN) next to the letter "E" in the vehicle registration document. Usually the VIN consists of 17 digits. Please make sure that you type in the number correctly.
If the VIN consists of less than 17 digits, please enter as many "0" as necessary until the total number of digits amounts to 17.

What does the price include?

The price includes the registration fee, the eVB insurance code, the number plates as well as the express delivery.

Is it possible to cancel my order?

If the registration of your temporary number plates has not been carried out yet, you will still have the possibility to cancel your order. In this case a service fee will be charged. Once the registration has been carried out, it will not be possible to cancel your order and refund the amount paid anymore.

Delivery
What is the exact period delivery?

Your temporary number plates usually will be delivered between 7.30 am and 12.30 pm on the requested delivery day. Please note that the delivery in some areas can take several working days, especially if the place of delivery is located on an island. Please consider this when choosing the the delivery date as there is no 100 % guarantee for a punctual delivery.

Is it possible to choose Saturday as delivery day?

Yes. It is possible to choose Saturday as delivery date if the place of delivery is located within Germany. An additional fee will be charged.

Is it possible to ship the temporary number plates outside Germany?

Yes, you can choose any delivery address within the EU. Please note that in some cases the delivery period as well as delivery costs can vary.

Is it possible to let ship the number plates to a packing station?

No. This option is not being offered by our delivery service.

Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB)

1. Scope and defense clause
1.1 For the legal relationships between the operator of this site (hereinafter referred to as the legal relationships between the operator of this site (hereinafter: provider) and its customers the following general terms and conditions apply exclusively, in the version valid at the time of the the valid at the time of the order.
1.2 Any general terms and conditions of the customer to the contrary shall not be recognized.

2. Conclusion of the contract
2.1 By the representation on the Domain "kurzzeitkennzeichen-versand.de" no binding offer of the provider to conclude a purchase contract. For the customer there is hereby the possibility to submit an offer through his order.
2.2 By submitting his order, the customer confirms the binding nature of his order and at the same time recognizes these terms and conditions.
2.3 By means of an e-mail the customer is informed about the receipt of his order of the short license plate by mail, but it does not mean the acceptance of the contract offer. contract offer by the provider. The acceptance of the contract offer is only effected by the dispatch of the short declaration of acceptance, the offer of contract is accepted.
2.4 For errors in the entry of all required data as well as for incomplete provision of the documents required for the admission on the part of the customer when placing the order. GVA Transit GmbH does not assume any liability with regard to possible complications during the the processing of the registration of the short-term license plates, be it with regard to delays of the processing of the order or a completely failed registration.

3. Retention of title
Until full payment, the goods remain the property of the provider.

4. Maturity
The payment of the purchase price for the short-term license plate dispatch is due immediately upon conclusion of the contract.

5. Warranty
The legally determined warranty rights of the customer apply. Possible claims of the customer against the provider are regulated in point 6 of these GTC. regulated.

6. Disclaimer
6.1 Claims for damages by the customer are excluded, unless otherwise regulated below. has been stipulated. The foregoing exclusion of liability shall also apply to the legal representatives and the vicarious agents of the provider, if the customer makes claims against them.
6.2 The exclusion of liability set forth in Section 6.1 shall not apply to intentional or grossly negligent breaches of duty by the Provider. The following claims for damages shall be excluded from the exclusion of liability set forth in Section 6.1: due to injury to life, limb and health.In the event of non-compliance with the In the event of non-compliance with the contractual objective through the clear fault of the provider, a partial or total a partial or total refund of the purchase amount can be requested from the buyer. For all other This also applies to delays in delivery due to the fault of a third party (shipping company). fault of a third party (shipping company).
6.3 The Provider shall not be liable for any offences or damages caused by the Customer or third parties in connection with the use of the Damage by the customer or third parties, the provider assumes no liability. If the customer passes on the license plates to third parties, this is done at the customer's own risk. In the event of damage or a misdemeanor will be corresponding letters liable to pay to the the applicant/customer or the corresponding authority will be referred to the applicant/customer.
6.4 The provisions of the Product Liability Act shall remain unaffected.

7. Right of withdrawal
7.1 An order that has been placed by the customer but not yet paid can be cancelled by the customer without can be canceled without giving reasons.
7.2 An order placed and paid for by the customer can be cancelled without giving reasons, provided that if the short-term license plate has not yet been registered. In this case, the provider reserves the right a processing fee depending on the already incurred expense (max. 25.00 €) to raise.
7.3. If a short-term license plate has already been issued, the order is excluded from cancellation.

8. Prohibition of assignment and pledge
The assignment or pledging of claims to which the Customer is entitled against the Provider or rights to which the customer is entitled vis-à-vis the provider is only possible with the express consent of the customer proves a legitimate interest in the assignment or pledge.

9. Offsetting
The customer shall only have a right of set-off if his claim put forward for set-off has been has been legally established or is undisputed.

10. Choice of law and place of jurisdiction
10.1 The contractual relations between the provider and the customer are governed by the applicable law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply. Excluded from this are the mandatory of the country in which the customer has his habitual residence are excluded. has his habitual residence. The application of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is excluded.
10.2 The registered office of the provider is the place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the contractual relationship between the customer and the provider, if the customer is a merchant or a merchant or a legal entity under public law.

11. Severability clause
In the event of the invalidity of a provision of these General Terms and Conditions, the validity of the remaining the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected.

You need a short-term license plate quickly - we have the solution.

You don't have to go to the registration office - apply for registration here.

Originals are not needed, as copies are sufficient.

You can get a short-term license plate in a short way

You can choose the delivery day during the ordering process. In about 2 working days the delivey can be achieved. However, you can also submit an application now for transfers that are imminent. The list on the delivery day shows you all the options.

For processing your application

We need your datas (see fields on the home page) and these documents in the best quality as a copy:

- Vehicle registration document (front, unfolded)

- Front and back of the vehicle registration document with the deregistration date

- If no valid HU is noted on the certificate, we also need a valid HU report for the vehicle.

- valid ID on both sides

You do NOT have to be a German citizen to apply for a short-term license plate

Anyone can place the order (fill in the fields). The applicant must be at least 18 years old.

The order includes

valid short-term license plates, liability insurance, registration fees and express shipping.



Information regarding the required documents

ID card

If you possess a passport or an ID card which includes your address of residence, a scan or a photograph in good quality (both front and back) will be sufficient. If you possess a foreign (non-German) passport, we will additionally need your proof of residence.

The applicant´s details must correspond to the details indicated on the identity document (ID card or passport)

Registration document (Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil I)

The photos/scanned file of the registration document must be well and completely readable. Please check if all details and all page margins are well visible.

The registration number, the number of the document (n° 16) as well as the vehicle identification number € must correspond to the details of the registration document.
You will find the de-registration date and/or the uncovered security code on the back side of the registration document.

If there is an addendum (allonge) attached to the registration document, we will also need a copy thereof.

Vehicle Title of Ownership (Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil II)

Please make sure that also this document will reach us in a well and completely readable manner.
All details must not be covered or blackened.
Please check if you possess the latest version of this document. If the document is a blank title (in case of a new and never-before-registered vehicle), we will also need both pages of the COC (Certificate of Conformity) for complete vehicles.

MOT (technical road safety approval) - Hauptuntersuchung (HU)

The registration of the temporary number plates can only be carried out if you have a valid MOT certificate (HU).

This certificate can be issued by TÜV, GTÜ, KÜS, Dekra and further institutions. Please check if you possess the latest certificate.

There is no need of any HU certificate if the expiry date of the latest approval is included on the registration document (front side, bottom left) or if there is only a blank title (in case of a new vehicle).

The HU stamp on the back side of the registration document cannot be accepted in all cases.

A certificate of an exhaust emission test (Abgasuntersuchung or AU) will not be required.