I have purchased a new one (never previously registered)

Naujo automobilio registracija

  • STEP 1. Concluding a transaction

    Before buying a vehicle, it is very important to make sure that it already has the owner declaration code (SDK) because without this code it will not be possible to declare changes in the ownership of the vehicle and register the vehicle in your own name.

    You can verify here if the SDK is valid:  


    We recommend using the purchase-sale contract of "Regitra" and enter the SDK in it.

  • STEP 2. Declaration of change in ownership

    Before the buyer can register the vehicle in his/her own name, the change of ownership must be declared. This must be done by both the buyer and the seller. The buyer must do this within 5 days of the transaction and the seller within 5 days of the buyer providing the details.

    NOTE. If the buyer is a foreign resident/company, the declaration of acquisition of ownership is only required when the vehicle is to be registered or sold in Lithuania.


    Declaration shall be proceeded in the following order:

    1. The buyer is the first to apply to "Regitra" and submit the declaration of acquisition.


    This can be done in two ways:


    • Online

    In submitting the declaration of acquisition, the purchase-sale contract has to be attached, the SDK and other necessary information has to be specified.



    • At the branch

    Register for a visit to the branch and you will be serviced at the time convenient for you:



    Provide at "Regitra" branch:


    • your Personal Identity Card or passport;
    • purchase-sale contract, contract of gift or other document confirming the purchase.


    2. Then the seller shall confirm the data provided by the buyer.

    You can check here if the seller has already confirmed the data provided by you, and you can already register the vehicle in your own name:



    The new owner is given a new SDK only after the buyer has provided and the seller has confirmed the data. The new owner now is displayed in the system as the declared owner of the vehicle and may already apply for its registration. The SDK of the former owner is annulled.

  • STEP 3. Insurance

    Obtain Compulsory Motor Third Party Liability Insurance.

  • STEP 4. Vehicle registration

    Register in advance for a visit to the branch and you will be serviced at the time convenient for you:



     You have to provide at the subdivision of "Regitra":


    • your Personal Identity Card or passport;
    • a certificate on vehicle identification data (to be issued by the seller of the vehicle; if you don‘t have such certificate, you should then make the vehicle available for the data determination);
    • Certificate of Conformity (issued by the producer or its representative).


    A registration certificate and new registration number plates will be issued at "Regitra" branch, or the number plates designated for your previously registered vehicle can be assigned.