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Cordial greetings to all

I am 7 months old in asylum process and still waiting for my decision.

I would like to know if i can buy a used car?

I am situated in NRW

Thanks in advance
asked Nov 13, 2017 in Other Questions by Hassy (130 points)

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Hi @Hassy

Yes, you can buy a car if you can afford it. But remember that you need to register it at licensing office (Kfz-Zulassungsstelle) before you can use it!

To do so you need an auto liability insurance (Kfz-Haftpflichtversicherung). You’ll have to bring a paper that states that you have this kind of insurance to the licensing office. Besides that you have to prove your identity by bringing an ID or a passport and a registration card (you can get it at residents’ registration office or Einwohnermeldeamt as it’s called in Germany).
I’m not sure if your Aufenthaltsgestattung or a foreign ID/passport is enough to register a car. Maybe you can go to licensing office first (before you buy the car) and ask them if your documents are sufficient.

And last but not least: of course you need a valid driver’s license to drive your car ;)

All the best,
answered Nov 13, 2017 by Lea (5,110 points)

And thanks for the reply.... but when i spoke with the local sozialamt (rathaus) in  nümbrecht, they tell me that i am not allowed to buy vehicle until i am 15 months old in the asylum procedure and threatens that if an asylum seeker buys a vehicle they stop the fund that are bieng given to him.

Kindly can you guide me for this issue as to whats thr best way out of this

Hi @Hassy - ok, that sounds like there are regulations that I didn't know about. They probably assume that you don't need social benefits anymore if you can afford a car. Well, if Sozialamt tells you so there is little I can advise you right now. Still all the best, Lea
Oh ok ... still thanks alot for your valuable advice ...

Have a good day
You too :)
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