Delivery of my vehicle

The time it takes to collect your new vehicle depends on the transfer being made to the garage. Once received, it will take an average of 7 days for the administrative package (collection of the vehicle by you from the garage in Germany) and 14 days for a complete package (with delivery).

Payment and financing

As car brokers, we operate with transparency and security. The vehicle is paid for by bank transfer directly to the dealer and we invoice you separately for the chosen service. In fact, the purchase contract is made directly in your name, we only act as intermediary, the aim being to facilitate and secure your purchase. The vehicle cannot be collected or delivered unless it is paid in full to the German seller.

You only pay for a service if you buy a car. We do a vehicle search in Germany: this is free of charge and without obligation. Once you have chosen the vehicle you are interested in, we contact the garage and collect all the information. We then come back to you to review the information. Following this, if you buy the car, we charge a fee. If you decide not to proceed, we will not charge you anything!

Customer service

Buying from an official dealership:
When you buy a vehicle from an official dealership, the garage will sell you the vehicle with a European warranty, valid in France. If your vehicle needs to be under warranty, you will have to go to your nearest dealership, where your vehicle will be taken care of in the same way as if you had bought it in France.

Purchase from a multi-brand dealer:
In this case, the seller may sell you the vehicle without a warranty or with a warranty that is only valid in Germany, or with a Europlus warranty (provider's warranty) in addition.

Search for my vehicle

To find the car of your dreams, simply consult the German market accessible to all thanks to two platforms: automobile.fr and autoscout24.fr. You can also ask us to do the search for you free of charge, just make your request here: /amimportation.fr/acheter-voiture-allemagne.

Tips

All makes and models are interesting in Germany. Our car experts will advise you on the most interesting model to buy in Germany or in Europe according to your requirements. To make a good deal, we advise you to have a minimum budget of 10 000€. Below this budget, the import costs are too high to make a saving. The most popular brands bought in Germany are BMW/MINI, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes and Porsche. But also: Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroën, Dacia, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Iveco, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, lada, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, MacLaren, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Seta, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Susuki, Toyota, Tesla, Volvo, Mitsubishi

Administrative formalities

A provisional French registration, valid for 4 months, is included in our services. It also allows you to drive anywhere in Europe. You will have to insure your vehicle on the day of collection. To do this, we will send you a photocopy of your provisional registration card, which you can pass on to your insurer (insurance companies insure this type of registration card). You will then have to send them your definitive French registration card when it is done.

The procedure for registering a vehicle imported from Germany is simple.

The only difference with buying a car in France is that you have to go to the tax office before applying for the final registration. Indeed, the first thing to do when you have your vehicle is to go to the Tax Office to obtain a "tax receipt", in order to check whether you have paid your VAT in Germany. This is a compulsory visit to the tax office, with or without an appointment depending on the region. After about 20 minutes, you will leave with the document that will allow you to apply for the final registration.

Here is the list of documents you will need to present to the prefecture (www.ants.gouv.fr):
- Provisional vehicle registration document + large vehicle registration documents (A4 format) - Provisional German or French insurance - Certificate of conformity (COC) - Photocopy of driving licence - Photocopy of identity card or passport - Tax receipt - Order form - Purchase invoice - Proof of address (telephone or electricity bill less than 3 months old) - German or French roadworthiness test less than 6 months old

When you buy a new car abroad, you pay the same amount of malus as if it were bought in France. If you buy a second-hand vehicle abroad, you may also pay an ecological penalty, depending on the vehicle's characteristics. You will need to take into account the month and year it was put on the road, as well as its C02 emissions. To find out about these characteristics, you can, for example, consult the technical data sheet at www.lacentrale.fr. You can then go to the government's vehicle registration simulator: https://www.service-public.fr/simulateur/calcul/cout-certificat-immatriculation Here are the steps to follow to enter the characteristics of your vehicle: _ first registration in France of a vehicle Imported into France after having been registered in another country _ Passenger car (PC) _ Date of registration (month and year are sufficient) _ Administrative power (fiscal horsepower) _ Energy (petrol, diesel or other) The vehicle has been approved by the European Union: the Certificate of Conformity (COC) is present, so it is a vehicle intended for the European market. _ CO2 emission rate Department number (this will not influence the price of the malus but only the price of the vehicle registration document) You will then obtain the price of your vehicle registration document, as well as the ecological penalty if the vehicle is concerned (this calculation is precise and real). This amount must be paid when you pay for your vehicle registration document.

Used cars:
The purchase of a vehicle in Germany is always done in VAT. You therefore pay for your vehicle with German VAT (19%). When registering a vehicle in France, you must go to the tax office before applying to the prefecture. This is when the car's documents are checked. Once the verification is done on payment of the VAT invoice in Germany, you will obtain a tax receipt which proves that you have already paid this amount. You will therefore not have to pay the difference in VAT with France (20%). New vehicle:
A vehicle is considered new when it has less than 6,000 km on the odometer, or less than 6 months since it was first registered. In this case, you will pay VAT in Germany and then 20% VAT at the tax office in France (i.e. twice the VAT). Once you have your final French vehicle registration document, the German VAT is then paid to you by bank transfer by the garage that made the sale. Sale for export outside the EU: in this case, the vehicle is purchased inclusive of VAT, the VAT is refunded when the carrier issues the vehicle pick-up document for departure to a country outside the European Union.