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Is it possible to transfer a car on Saturday?

When you sell a vehicle, you will receive a certificate of release from liability. With this document, you can prove that the licence plate of a sold vehicle is no longer in your name. As long as the licence plate has not been transferred to a new owner, you remain responsible for the road tax, car insurance, MOT and any fines. What do you need to transfer the license plate and is it also possible to transfer a car on a Saturday?

What do I need to transfer a car?

You can have your car's registration number transferred at various post offices. On the PostNL website you can see where this is possible. This is because not every post office is allowed to perform a licence plate registration. For the transfer, you need to bring the following items:

  • Valid identification (Dutch passport, driving licence or identity card)
  • Registration certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • If necessary, an extract from the Chamber of Commerce

Car registration on Saturday or Sunday is it possible?

Transferring a car on Saturdays is just possible these days. Post offices are also open on Saturdays. However, if you want to get the license plate registered on Sunday, it is a good idea to check in advance if the nearest post office is also open on Sunday.

Furthermore, many car dealers themselves have the option to transfer the registration number to another person's name.

Registering a car on Saturday: until what time?

Nowadays, many PostNL offices have a number plate counter where you can register a car. This is handy, because they are often located in several places, so there is a good chance that there is one near you. If you have your car registered at a PostNL location, you are of course bound by the location's opening hours. Fortunately, these locations have broad opening hours and are often open all day on Saturdays as well. Some locations are even open until 9 or 10 in the evening. On the PostNL website, you can find out at which registration desk in your area you can transfer your car on Saturday and at what time they are open.

What is a registration desk?

The license plate counter is a place where individuals and businesses can have their vehicles registered and/or apply for, extend or lift a suspension.
At present, the license plate counters are the branches of PostNL and (car) companies affiliated with the Foundation License Plate Counter. More organizations may be added in the future.
Furthermore, the RDW counters are also considered license plate counters. These can be found in the RDW inspection stations and at the RDW locations in Den Bosch, Veendam and Zoetermeer.

How do you transfer a car online?

It is also possible, under certain conditions, to transfer your car online.
For example, you can only transfer the car online in the name of an individual and you must be in possession of a:

On the DigiD website, you can find more information about the DigiD app and how to perform the ID verification.
If you have already done this verification, you can log in directly with the DigiD app and transfer the vehicle online.

What are the costs of registering a car?

Transferring a car is not free of charge. In 2019, the cost to transfer a car is €10.10. It is common for the buyer to pay this cost for the transfer. However, you can arrange this among yourselves. Once these costs are paid and the car is thus fully transferred, the new owner is responsible for the costs of owning a car. These include paying road tax, a periodic MOT, any fines and, of course, car insurance.

Insure a car on the weekend is it possible?

Car insurance is available on both Saturday and Sunday. At Alpina (www.alpina.nl), you can purchase car insurance online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Insuring your car online at alpina.nl is easy and fast. When you enter the license plate number online, all the details of the car are found out. In addition, you only need the accumulated claim-free years and you can start comparing car insurance policies. To actually take out car insurance, you need to enter more but you usually know these details by heart. In addition to the license plate number, you also need a report code. This is a four-digit code that the insurer needs to register your car with the RDW. The report code consists of the last four digits of the car's chassis number. To prevent fraud, you cannot insure a car without a report code.

Would you rather take out a car insurance policy by telephone? You can contact us from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 18:00 by calling 088-6883700 to take out car insurance. In most cases, there is also immediate cover.

Your car sold what should I end now?

If you have sold your car, you can use the indemnification certificate to prove that the car is no longer registered in your name. The insurance obligation lies with the new owner. You can now terminate or suspend your car insurance. This depends on whether or not you plan to buy another car in the near future.

If you plan to buy another car soon, you can choose to temporarily suspend the car insurance. This will freeze the insurance from the date of sale. You will then no longer pay any premium and the premium you have already paid will remain in the policy. When you register another car, the insurance will become active again.

If you do not intend to buy another car in the near future, you can terminate your car insurance. The premium paid in excess will then be refunded by the insurer.

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  • To calculate premiums, we need the zip code of the primary driver. For private use, the youngest driver must reside at the same address as the applicant. In case of business use, you can enter the postal code of the company here.

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