When buying a car, remember about the obligation to register it. Vehicle registration in the registration office in person is well known to everyone, therefore in this article we will focus on remote car registration, details, conditions and for whom it is available.
When buying a car, remember about the obligation to register it. Car registration is mandatory in Poland. Digitalization has been developing rapidly in Poland for last years in various fields of human life, and allows for some simplification of the vehicle registration procedure. There are several options for vehicle registration - to visit the Department of communications in person or remotely via the Internet. Vehicle registration in the registration office in person is well known to everyone, therefore in this article we will focus on remote car registration, details, conditions and for whom it is available.
First of all, registration of a car online requires preparation. The new owner must have a trusted profile ePUAP and should ensure that the registration office to which he will apply has an electronic submission box. This can be checked in the authorities' search in ePUAP. If the registration office does not have an electronic submission box, you should go there in person.
Electronic registration requires the same attachments that are needed for the classical procedure, but in the form of good quality scans. The application shall be accompanied by: a registration certificate, a purchase document in the form of an invoice, purchase agreement or other document, a vehicle history card, a certificate from the technical inspection (if necessary), proof of payment of fees for registration of the vehicle.
Unfortunately, in the case of a used car registration, there is still an issue of returning the old registration certificate and registration plates, if they cannot be kept. To do this, new owner should make an appointment or send them at own expense by post or courier to the Department of communications. Reception of documents in the registration office will also be held personally.
If a new car has been purchased, from 1 June 2021, it is also possible to register the car by the dealer who sold it. The owner may authorize the dealer to apply for registration of the vehicle and obtain a registration decision from the registration authority together with the provisional authorization and registration plates. The application in electronic form should be accompanied by power of attorney, proof of purchase of the vehicle, proof of payment of registration fee and power of attorney. Of course, these costs are borne by the owner of the vehicle. The decision on the temporary registration of the vehicle together with the provisional license and registration plates are transferred by the authority to the dealer's representative or directly to the owner at his expense. The owner of the vehicle will be able to pick up the decision of authority and the registration document in the Department of communications.
To summarize, after buying a vehicle, the obligation is to register it in the Department of communications competent for the address of residence of a natural person or registration address of the company. The new owner has 30 days for it. The new owner shall choose the vehicle registration method by himself, based on the technical capabilities of the authority and the availability of the ePUAP.