A temporary license plate (Kurzkennzeichen) is a license plate valid for only five days. The license plate has a yellow band on the right and it shows the expiration date.

With a temporary license plate the car receives a vehicle insurance and a registration document.
The temporary permit allows the car to be driven only within Germany (no border crossing).


  • In case of a non-Munich resident person the request must be done personally.
  • The vehicle must be already registered in Munich.
  • The vehicle must have been bought in Munich.
  • Valid TÜV.

Required Documents

  • Mandate (Download)
  • Original ID card
  • Vehicle registration document (Teil I)
  • Sale Contract
  • The license plate, if the vehicle is still registered

Pick Up

The license plates will be available for pick up at our office from 2.30 p.m.