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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) 8y

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) 8y

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) 8y

Thank you for the advice, I appreciate it!