Buying a Vehicle

 
 
While you are living in Belgium you may want to purchase a vehicle. There are several scenarios on what to do.
 
Check also the link "FOLDERS" for more information.
Please select the following tab that refers to your scenario if you are buying a vehicle...
 
New Vehicle tax free
 
I. In Belgium

1. Proceed to the Family Support and Central Processing Branch – Registration Section (FSCP-RGN), bldg 210, with the following documents (IMPORTANT: Sponsor's name MUST be on each document).
  • Demande d'immatriculation' (application to register a car, pink in colour) with a 705 label affixed; the date, dealer's stamp and signature in box "W”, done by dealer.
  • Original invoice, with the following:
Dealer's name, address and T.V.A./V.A.T. number
Purchaser's full name (the name of the sponsor, Entitled "SHAPE AMIS” I.D. card holder)
The number of the bill of sale
The date of purchase
Make, type and chassis/VIN number
The purchase price (T.V.A./V.A.T. exclusive or inclusive)
The words "EXEMPTION DE LA TVA – ARTICLE 42 ALINEA 3 DU CODE” or "VRIJGESTELD VAN BTW – ARTIKEL 42 ALINEA 3 VAN DE CODE”
Personal Belgian home address MUST be on this document not place of work address.
  • A valid green insurance card (with Chassis number (VIN), a start and end date and a Belgian address. You may use your post office address)
  • SHAPE I.D. card (only AMIS I.D. card holders with relevant privileges are authorised)
  • €45 (€55 front plate square size), initial registration fee
  • (USA and CAN) SHAPE driver's license, after having passed written test on the Belgian Highway Code (for vehicles and motorcycles)
  • (MOTORCYCLES, non-USA/CAN) National driver's license or proof of motorcycle driver authorization
2. FSCP-RGN, bldg 210, clerk will complete EU Form 15-10, VAT & Excise Duty Exemption Certificate.
 
3. Sponsor(s) will then sign the registration document and EU 15-10.4. Between 5-10 working days, your license plates, vehicle registration document, car entry pass and tax exemption form will be available to be collected from the FSCP-RGN office, bldg 210. You must then proceed to the dealership with these documents to receive your tax-refund.
 
II. In the EU (like import)

IMPORTANT : Sponsor's name MUST be on each document.
 
1. Proceed to the Family Support and Central Processing Branch – Registration Section (FSCP-RGN), bldg 210, with the following documents:
 
  • Original invoice, with the following:
Dealer's name, address and VAT number
Purchaser's full name (the name of the sponsor, Entitled "SHAPE AMIS” I.D. card holder)
The number of the bill of sale
The date
Make, type and chassis number of the vehicle
The price (T.V.A./V.A.T. exclusive or inclusive)
Personal Belgian home address MUST be on this document not place of work address.
  • A valid green insurance card (with Chassis number (VIN), a start and end date and a Belgian address. You may use your post office address)
  • A valid registration document with the import plates.
  • SHAPE I.D. card (only SHAPE AMIS I.D. card holders with relevant privileges are entitled to tax exemption. Family members are not entitled to purchase a vehicle free of tax.)
  • €45 (€55 front plate square size), initial registration fee
  • National registration certificate
  • (USA and CAN, vehicle and motorcycle) SHAPE driver's license, after having passed written test on the Belgian Highway Code.
  • (MOTORCYCLES, non-USA/CAN) National driver's license or proof of motorcycle driver authorisation.
2. The personnel in FSCP-RGN, bldg 210, will complete EU Form 15-10, VAT & Excise Duty Exemption Certificate.
 
3. Sponsor(s) will then sign the registration document and EU 15-10.
 
4. Between 5-10 working days, your license plates, vehicle registration document, car entry pass and tax exemption form will be available to be collected from the FSCP-RGN office, bldg 210.
 
5. You must then proceed to the dealership with these documents, EU 15.10, to receive your tax-refund.
 
III. Outside of the EU (like import)
 
1. Proceed to the Family Support and Central Processing Branch – Registration Section (FSCP-RGN), bldg 210, with the following documents (IMPORTANT: Sponsor's name MUST be on each document.
  • Original invoice, with the following:
Dealer's name, address
Purchaser's full name (the name of the sponsor, Entitled "SHAPE AMIS” I.D. card holder)
The number of the bill of sale
The date of purchase
Make, type and chassis/VIN number
The purchase price
 Personal Belgian home address MUST be on this document not place of work address.
  • A valid green insurance card (with Chassis number (VIN), a start and end date and a Belgian address. You may use your post office address) .
  • A valid registration document with the import plates.
  • SHAPE I.D. card (only SHAPE AMIS I.D. card holders with relevant privileges are entitled to tax exemption. Family members are not entitled to purchase a vehicle free of tax.)
  • €45 (€55 front plate square size), initial registration fee
  • (USA and CAN) SHAPE driver's license, after having passed written test on the Belgian Highway Code (for vehicles and motorcycles)
  • (MOTORCYCLES, non-USA/CAN) National driver's license or proof of motorcycle driver authorization.
2. FSCP-RGN, bldg 210, clerk will complete SHAPE Form Ann II.
 
3. Sponsor(s) will then sign the registration document(s).
 
4. Between 5-10 working days, your license plates, vehicle registration document, car entry pass will be available to be collected from the FSCP-RGN office, bldg 210.
 
II. Second hand car 
1. Buying from a SHAPE member or Belgian citizen
 
Before you can purchase a vehicle, the seller MUST pass a Controle Technique (CT) inspection for selling, which is only valid for 60 days. Without this, it is not possible to register the vehicle.
 
Before you can register a vehicle purchased, the vehicle must be de-registered. To do this, the seller (if it is an entitled SHAPE member) must bring the back plate (with sticker) and the bill of sale to the Family Support and Central Processing Branch-Registration Section (FSCP-RGN), bldg 210, rm 109-110.
 
Buyers must receive from the seller the following documents:
  • ‘Demande d'immatriculation' (application to register a car, pink in color); received from the CT centre. During this visit the seller has to request the issue of the document ‘Demande d'immatriculation' from the CT station.
  • ‘Certificate de Visite', to certify that the vehicle is in good roadworthy state.
  • Former registration certificate of the purchased vehicle.
  • Bill of sale. Standard forms are available from the Family Support and Central Processing Branch-Registration Section (FSCP-RGN), bldg 210, rm 109-110.
Buyer has  to bring also:
  • A valid green insurance card (with Chassis number (VIN), a start and end date and a Belgian address. You may use your post office address).
  • SHAPE I.D. card (only SHAPE AMIS I.D. card holders with relevant privileges are entitled to tax exemption. Family members are not entitled to purchase a vehicle free of tax.)
  • €45 (€55 front plate square size), initial registration fee
  • (USA and CAN) SHAPE driver's license, after having passed written test on the Belgian Highway Code (for vehicles and motorcycles)
  • (MOTORCYCLES, non-USA/CAN) National driver's license or proof of motorcycle driver authorization.
 
2. FSCP-RGN, bldg 210, clerk will complete Form.
 
3. Sponsor(s) will then sign the registration document(s).
 
4. Between 5-10 working days, your license plates, vehicle registration document, car entry pass will be available to be collected from the FSCP-RGN office, bldg 210.
 
2. Buying from a Belgian dealer

  • Same point I. 1.
  • +1510 if purchase not done on the profit of the "marche” Bénénifice de la marche
  • A valid green insurance card (with Chassis number (VIN), a start and end date and a Belgian address. You may use your post office address).
  • SHAPE I.D. card (only SHAPE AMIS I.D. card holders with relevant privileges are entitled to tax exemption. Family members are not entitled to purchase a vehicle free of tax.)
  •  €45 (€55 front plate square size), initial registration fee
  • (USA and CAN) SHAPE driver's license, after having passed written test on the Belgian Highway Code (for vehicles and motorcycles)
  • (MOTORCYCLES, non-USA/CAN) National driver's license or proof of motorcycle driver authorization.
 
2. FSCP-RGN, bldg 210, clerk will complete SHAPE Form and 1510 if applicable.
 
3. Sponsor(s) will then sign the registration document(s).
 
4. Between 5-10 working days, your license plates, vehicle registration document, car entry pass will be available to be collected from the FSCP-RGN office, bldg 210.
 
3. Buying in EU from a dealer

  • Same point I. 2
  • + 1510 if purchase without VAT
  • + Registration certificate on the name of sponsor
  • A valid green insurance card (with Chassis number (VIN), a start and end date and a Belgian address. You may use your post office address).
  • SHAPE I.D. card (only SHAPE AMIS I.D. card holders with relevant privileges are entitled to tax exemption. Family members are not entitled to purchase a vehicle free of tax.)
  • €45 (€55 front plate square size), initial registration fee
  • (USA and CAN) SHAPE driver's license, after having passed written test on the Belgian Highway Code (for vehicles and motorcycles)
  • (MOTORCYCLES, non-USA/CAN) National driver's license or proof of motorcycle driver authorization
 
2. FSCP-RGN, bldg 210, clerk will complete Form and 1510 if applicable.
 
3. Sponsor(s) will then sign the registration document(s).
 
4. Between 5-10 working days, your license plates, vehicle registration document, car entry pass will be available to be collected from the FSCP-RGN office, bldg 210.
 
4. Buying in EU from an individual.

  • Bill of sale
  • Registration certificate on the name of sponsor OR
Belgian "demande d’immatriculation” stamped from CT station, a CT certificate
Former registration
  • A valid green insurance card (with Chassis number (VIN), a start and end date and a Belgian address. You may use your post office address).
  • SHAPE I.D. card (only SHAPE AMIS I.D. card holders with relevant privileges are entitled to tax exemption. Family members are not entitled to purchase a vehicle free of tax.)
  • €45 (€55 front plate square size), initial registration fee
  • (USA and CAN) SHAPE driver's license, after having passed written test on the Belgian Highway Code (for vehicles and motorcycles)
  • (MOTORCYCLES, non-USA/CAN) National driver's license or proof of motorcycle driver authorization
 
2. FSCP-RGN, bldg 210, clerk will complete Form .
 
3. Sponsor(s) will then sign the registration document(s).
 
4. Between 5-10 working days, your license plates, vehicle registration document, car entry pass will be available to be collected from the FSCP-RGN office, bldg 210.
 
5. Buying outside EU (from individual or dealer)

  •  Bill of sale· Registration certificate on the name of sponsor OR
Belgian "demande d’immatriculation” stamped from CT station, a CT certificate
Former registration
  • A valid green insurance card (with Chassis number (VIN), a start and end date and a Belgian address. You may use your post office address).
  • SHAPE I.D. card (only SHAPE AMIS I.D. card holders with relevant privileges are entitled to tax exemption. Family members are not entitled to purchase a vehicle free of tax.)
  • €45 (€55 front plate square size), initial registration fee
  • (USA and CAN) SHAPE driver's license, after having passed written test on the Belgian Highway Code (for vehicles and motorcycles)
  • (MOTORCYCLES, non-USA/CAN) National driver's license or proof of motorcycle driver authorization
 
2. FSCP-RGN, bldg 210, clerk will complete SHAPE Form and Ann II.
 
3. Sponsor(s) will then sign the registration document(s).
 
4. Between 5-10 working days, your license plates, vehicle registration document, car entry pass will be available to be collected from the FSCP-RGN office, bldg 210.
 
 
 

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