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Bicycle registration is voluntary and can be done on the portal e-CSDD, in any CSDD Customer Service Center (excluding technical inspection stations) or by means of CSDD mobile app. It is intended to increase the protection of bicycle owners against bicycle theft, as well as to ensure additional identification of registered bicycles.
In the case of bicycle registration e-CSDD or in a mobile app (iOS and Android), the application must be accompanied by a photograph of the overview and the frame number. Registration may be carried out on a bicycle the owner of which is a person who has reached the age of 16. For minors (16 to 18 years), registration shall be carried out by the guardian.
In the case of bicycle registration, the following shall be indicated:
Bicycle without a frame number are not registered!
For information on bicycle driving rights, please refer to the description of the life situation Forming of age under The Rights of the driver of a bicycle.
If you have acquired a light or lorry, motorcycle, tricycle, quadricycle or trailer on your property, whether you are the first or current owner, purchased or received in a gift, you must register it Road Safety Directorate (CSDD). The vehicle can be registered on site at CSDD customer service centres, but it is most convenient to use it CSDD e-services. Read more about registration deadlines in the section on the website of the CSDD Time limits for registration of vehicles.
The vehicle shall be registered with the person identified as the acquirer in the document submitted. Vehicle registration may be carried out in any of the following: CSDD for customer service centres irrespective of the place of residence of the vehicle owner or the place of prior registration of the vehicle. When registering a vehicle, the necessary documents must be submitted and payments must be made.
Registration of a vehicle requires the following documents:
More for registration required documents and for payments, read here.
When registering a vehicle, the vehicle shall be assigned a national registration number, the registration number corresponding to the assigned number and the registration certificate of the vehicle shall be issued, which shall certify at the same time the technical records and ownership of the registration of the vehicle.
If a vehicle is imported from foreign countries into Latvia and is involved in road traffic, it shall be necessary to register it in Latvia within 5 days after its entry. The vehicle may be registered in one of the CSDD for customer service centres in which vehicle registration is carried out. When registering a vehicle, the vehicle must be submitted required documents and payments to be made.
Nationals and stateless persons must register the vehicle if it is located in Latvia for more than 3 months. The vehicle can be registered permanently or temporarily (up to 3 years) in one of the following: CSDD for customer service centres in which vehicle registration is carried out. Read more about temporarily registering a vehicle here.
If a vehicle is imported from Latvia and is not involved in road traffic, it is not necessary to register it, but the particular vehicle must be presented for comparison of unit numbers within 5 days of its introduction in Latvia. The vehicle may be presented for comparison of unit numbers:
For more information about comparing unit numbers, documents and payments required, readhere.
If the vehicle is in use and you want to re-register from the former to the new owner, the change of the vehicle owner may be registered in the presence of the foreigner and the acquirer or persons authorised by that person in any of the CSDD for customer service centres on the basis of a reciprocal application. As in the case of initial registration, it is necessary to provide the relevant documents and to make payments for re-registration.
If the re-registration is carried out in the presence of the foreigner and the acquirer, the necessary documents shall be:
Upon completion of the renewal, the buyer of the vehicle must go to the CSDD customer service centre to obtain a new vehicle registration certificate. Registration of a vehicle may only be carried out on site, in any of the CSDD for customer service centres irrespective of the place of residence of the vehicle owner or the place of prior registration of the vehicle.
In order to register the change of owner in e-environment, the registered owner (seller) must first remove the vehicle from the inventory for alienation in Latvia. To do that use ecsdd platform service: “Remove TL from accounting for disposal LR”. The buyer then makes a note in the register that he wants to purchase the vehicle in question. The seller confirms the change of owners within five days. Both marks shall also be made in e-services. Registration procedure is complete In the CSDD section when the acquirer of the vehicle receives a registration certificate.
The documents required in specific cases of change of owner are indicated in Cabinet Regulation No. 1080 of 30 November 2010, Regulations Regarding Vehicle Registration in Part Eight.
For information on driver's rights and getting them, please refer to the description of the life situation Forming of age under Vehicle driving rights.
Where a vehicle is acquired by a legal person, the undertaking shall draw up a certificate of ownership for which an appropriate entry is made In the national register of vehicles and their drivers. If a vehicle is used in road traffic, the change of ownership must be recorded in the CSDD within 5 days of the date of purchase of the vehicle.
A car is allowed to participate in traffic 5 days after the time of drawing up the ownership certificate, if it has a valid technical inspection test and an OCTA policy designed for the acquirer.
To perform own-account transfers in order to carry passengers or goods for their own non-income needs Certificate for domestic freight transport. Self-transport operations means transport carried out free of charge by means of a vehicle of an undertaking for the carriage of persons or goods owned by a person (or which he bought, sold, rented, rented, obtained, manufactured, processed or repaired). Self-transport is only the additional activity of the self-transport operator. For example, if you use a work car to deliver the production from a production plant to a warehouse in another city.
More detailed information on documents needed for international road transport, requirements for their receipt and prices, available in the description of the life situation Conduct of business cross-border cooperation, and Road transport departments on the website.
Registration of tractor-type equipment or its trailer National Technical Monitoring Agency (VTUA) shall be performed in cases where a person (natural or legal) acquires:
In order to make registration, it is necessary to compare the identification numbers and:
The form may only be submitted to one of the following: VTUA regional departments because the original ownership documents must be attached.
For more information about tracking, see Registration of tractor equipment and request for information.
Any interested party may obtain information on the electrical engineering of his or her own from the State Information systems for tractor-engineering and its drivers (VIS).
E-service Drawing up, issuing a statement or statistical statement from the national information system “The State information system of machinery and its drivers” ensure the receipt of information generally available to persons regarding tractor-engineering units registered in the State information system or their trailers. A natural person may receive, free of charge, twice a year information regarding the tractor-engineering or trailer he or she owns, in the form of a statement or statement, which may be produced electronically or in the form of paper. Read more information in the description of the life situation Cropping in the section on the Registration of Engineering and Requesting for Statements.
Compulsory civil insurance (OCTA) means compulsory insurance for the civil liability of road vehicle owners. It is mandatory for all modes of transport which are road users in Latvia.
When purchasing an OCTA policy, the person insures not his or her vehicle but his or her owner's responsibility for possible damage to the property, health of other persons caused by a road accident with the vehicle, as well as the non-maneuverable damage suffered by the person.
The OCTA policy can be purchased from insurance providers. OCTA is required for vehicles (road motor vehicles, trailers (semi-trailers), mopeds), which are: to be registered in the Road Traffic Safety Directorate, National Technical Monitoring Agency, in the local government or registered in a foreign state.
A person may terminate the OCTA contract if:
As OCTA insures personal responsibility, the OCTA policy automatically loses its activity in the event of a change in vehicle ownership.
The purpose of the national technical inspection of vehicles is to ensure that vehicles complying with all the technical characteristics are involved in road traffic.
The technical inspection of vehicles may be carried out technical inspection stations throughout Latvia.
Payment of penalties and taxes may be carried out before the technical inspection:
Read more about the possibilities of paying penalties in the description of the life situation Payment and challenge of penalties Penalties for road traffic offences.
For the payment of the vehicle's operating tax, refer to the next section of the Vehicle Operating Tax in this life situation.
Prior to the technical inspection test, the vehicle owner (driver) at the CSDD technical inspection station shall:
Read more about possible additional requirements on the website of the CSDD.
A first time technical inspection for a trailer shall be carried out not later than 12 months after registration, within the time limit specified in the permit to take part in road traffic. Subsequent national technical inspection tests for trailers shall be carried out annually.
If the authorised roadside inspection or temporary authorisation has expired, you may use a one-day permit to take part in road traffic, so that the vehicle owner (driver) may leave to the testing station with the expired vehicle to participate in road traffic (no existing roadworthiness label) or the temporary end of the vehicle. the term of validity of the authorisation. The authorisation shall confer the right to move with the vehicle specified therein from its repair or location only to a roadworthiness station corresponding to the nearest vehicle category.
An authorisation may be requested and received by the vehicle owner in any CSDD Customer Service Center or electronically e-CSDD. The receipt of an authorisation is paid service.
The national technical inspection shall be carried out on the tractor or its trailer in order to control the technical condition and compliance with the requirements for road safety and environmental protection. Where compliance with the requirements has been established, a decision shall be taken on the use of the relevant tractor-type or its trailer in the manufacturing process and in the case of road traffic for a period of 12 months.
When requesting a service (preferably in advance), the customer must arrive at the specified viewing location, i.e. the nearest one VTUA Office of the National Technical Supervisory Agency or by calling VTUA inspector to the location of the tractor-engineering. Must be valid for viewing OCTA policy. Prior to performing a technical inspection, the owner (driver) of the tractor or trailer shall present a valid registration certificate for the tractor-type equipment or its trailer, a valid licence for the driver of the corresponding category, and shall perform a fee for the inspection according to VTUA Charge Services Price List.
The following shall be issued as a result of a national technical inspection:
All means of transport shall be subject to the vehicle's operating tax, except for:
The vehicle's operating tax shall be paid by each person during the annual technical inspection:
For more about vehicle operating tax, including payment exemptions and incentives, read Vehicle Operating Tax and Business Light Vehicles Tax Law.
Taxable persons for small business vehicles:
The tax on passenger vehicles of undertakings shall be paid for the property or holding of a taxpayer, used on the basis of a contract of employment, or from a person other than a merchant, a branch of a foreign merchant or a farm of farmers would lend:
Read more Vehicle Operating Tax and Business Light Vehicles Tax Law.
The tax shall be paid in the “Road Traffic Safety Directorate” or through a bank transfer.
Any person who buys a new vehicle from any other person in the EU shall pay VAT (21%). The VAT arrangements are the same in all EU Member States.
The vehicle is considered to be new if it meets at least one condition for the duration of use of a vehicle in terms of time or mileage, that is to say, a road motor vehicle with an engine capacity exceeding 48 cubic centimetres or a capacity exceeding 7.2 kilowatts and intended for the carriage of passengers or goods if it has been used for less than six months or has travelled less than 6000 kilometres.
Calculated VAT upon purchase of the vehicle must be paid in the State budget by 20 date of the following month, by submission Statement by the SRS of the payment of the tax.
A person who is not registered as a VAT taxable person may submit a statement regarding the payment of the tax:
Notification form “Statement of payment of value added tax”.
Value added tax payers can see Values added in the register of taxpayers.
A natural person who is an unregistered taxable person shall not be required to pay VAT on the purchase of a new vehicle in another EU Member State if the following conditions are met:
If your personal data, such as name, surname or personal identity number, have changed, you must change your driving licence within 30 days. The personal data and data shown on the driving licence shown in the Population Register shall be identical. You can find out what information about you is included in the Population Register by using a free e-service My data population register”.
The documents necessary for changing the driving licence shall be:
Information on how to obtain a driving licence is available in the description of the life situation Forming of age under Vehicle driving rights.
Information on how to obtain a driving licence in Latvia if you are a foreign citizen is available on the website of the CSDD. All conditions for issuing a driving licence are available at: Road Traffic Law.
If you have a driving licence issued outside Latvia, the information regarding the change of the certificate is available in the life situation Return and transfer to Latvia in the “Driver's licence” section.
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