Buying a car in Austria


To be able to move in Austria, a lot of expatriates think of buying a car, whether new or second-hand.

What are the formalities to buy a vehicle in Austria: car registration, insurance, etc.?

What are the relevant authorities or organizations to contact?

How long does it take and what are the associated costs?

Thank you in advance for sharing your experience,


I had a very difficult time buying a car.  I am Irish but EU Citizenship is not enough.  I had to be a permanent resident to buy a car.
The solution was a temporary license plate from the insurance company.  It's a blue license plate (blau Nummer)  This gives you one year to become "permanent" and get a regular plate.


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