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Can a non-resident buy a car in Germany?

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1. Posted by slingy (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Can a non-resident buy a car in Germany? How do I do this?
I am an American citizen without an address in Germany. I would like to travel to Germany, buy a Mercedes, and then export it by land to Turkey.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you.

2. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I can't help you out with the details, but I do know that non-residents can in fact purchase cars in Germany, and you can process the required paperwork in 3 days or less. They'll give you a temporary license plate. Unfortunately, I can't help more than to say that it is possible and hopefully someone can fill you in on the bureaucracy side of it. Good luck!

3. Posted by slingy (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thank you for the advice, I appreciate it!