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Help required with vehicle buying. submitted by Hassy in Other Questions

Hello,

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

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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,
Lea

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Hello 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 Thanks
Hassy
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
Lea
Oh ok ... still thanks alot for your valuable advice ... Have a good day
Hassy
You too :)
Lea
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