Importing a new or used vehicle
If you intend to import your vehicle duty-free into Italy, please contact the [email protected].
EU citizens may import a vehicle without paying duty, provided that it is over six months old and has mileage of over 6,000 km.
Non-EU citizens can import a vehicle duty-free on providing proof of ownership of over 1 year.
Once you have imported your vehicle to Italy, your vehicle must be registered and issued with Italian licence plates within 1 year of taking up residence in Italy. For more information on residence registration, please see: Residence Registration or contact the [email protected].
Please note that these procedures and formalities can be very long, complex and costly, in particular for Non-EU citizens.
For registration procedure, please contact: ACI Automobile Club di Firenze (central office) Viale Amendola, 36 50121 Firenze
Buying a new or used vehicle in Italy
If you want to buy a new or a second-hand vehicle, you need:
- Passport or national ID card
- Codice Fiscale (Tax Code) (see above)
- Certificato di Residenza (Residence Certificate) (see above)
- Permesso di Soggiorno (Permit of Stay) when applicable (see above)
New and used vehicles must be registered. Registration is not free of charge and may be quite expensive.
If you buy a vehicle from a car dealership, they will take care of the registration procedure. All expenses related to the registration of the vehicle must be paid directly to the car dealership.
If you buy a used vehicle from a private citizen, you must contact the ACI (see above) in order to complete the procedures for registration and transfer of ownership.