Registration and roadworthiness testing

Automotive vehicles and their trailers may not be put on the road unless they have registration plates. All automotive vehicles subject to registration in the Grand Duchy must be tested for roadworthiness.

Registration

Every new and second-hand car registered in the Grand Duchy is identifiable by a single registration number, allocated by the Department of Transport.

The number is visible on a plate bearing a unique combination of numbers and/or letters (black lettering on a yellow background) so that the vehicle is readily identifiable.

The state has entrusted the organisation of registration, including the allocation of registration numbers, to a company, the National Society of Automobile Traffic (Société nationale de circulation automobile, SNCA).

The owner of a road vehicle who imports it into the Grand Duchy when moving house from abroad has six months from the date of arrival within which to carry out the procedures for registering the vehicle with the SNCT.

Personalised registration plate

Vehicle owners may nevertheless request the allocation of a specific plate, such as a round number or a specific combination of figures and/or letters.

Roadworthiness testing

All automotive vehicles subject to registration in the Grand Duchy must be tested for roadworthiness.

Vehicles are tested by the SNCT under instruction from the Departmernt of Transport.

  • Updated 28-04-2015