All motor vehicles imported into Gibraltar must be registered. An application for registration is made either when a brand new vehicle is sold by a dealership in Gibraltar or is privately imported into Gibraltar by an individual. In the latter case this must be done as soon as possible.
As part of the registration process, the licensing authority must be sure that an imported used vehicle meets the required legal standards.
- Traffic (Licensing and Registration) Regulation
- Vehicles (Construction, Equipment and Maintenance) Regulations
Once the vehicle is registered, it is issued with a Gibraltar Certificate of Registration, which complies with the provisions of EU legislation on vehicle registration documents.
In the event the Certificate of Registration is lost or destroyed, a duplicate copy can be obtained for a fee of £15. A lost/stolen property report is required from the Royal Gibraltar Police supporting the application.