What documents are required for vehicle change of ownership?

What documents are required for vehicle change of ownership?

Transfer of ownership of vehicles between family members

The task of buying a second-hand car does not end after you have signed the contract of sale and put the keys in your new vehicle. There is one more step you have to take at the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) to tie everything up and avoid problems in the future: the change of ownership of the car, also known as the transfer of the vehicle.

When it is a second-hand car that is already registered, changing the ownership of the vehicle at the DGT is something that, as a buyer, you should do immediately after the purchase, if possible within the first ten days of the sale. Although you have a month to do it, the sooner you do it, the sooner you will appear as the new owner in the Registry of the General Directorate of Traffic.

If you have bought your second-hand car through a dealership or second-hand car buying and selling company, in principle this company will take care of all the procedures for the change of ownership and will give you the Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV) card and the vehicle registration certificate already in your name.

How much does it cost to change the ownership of a car?

So how much does it cost to change the name of a car? It costs 54.60 euros of DGT fees plus 4% or 6% for the Transfer Tax.

How to change the ownership of an unsold car?

Application on the form for Change of Vehicle Ownership, DGT, signed by both the donor and the beneficiary. Technical data sheet of the vehicle and the vehicle registration certificate. Photocopy of the DNI of the donor and the original DNI of the recipient of the vehicle. You must pay the Tax with the DGT corresponding to the change of owner.

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How to transfer a car if the owner died?

Go to a Notary’s office to request the requirements for the procedure. The notary will make the preventive annotation in the SUNARP. After 15 working days, the notary will proceed to declare heirs to those who have accredited their relationship with the deceased.

Consult vehicle transfer

You will be able to carry out this usual transfer by two different ways: a donation or a sale. Both will entail a different procedure and necessary documentation and for both it will be necessary to pay taxes; the tax will be higher or lower depending on the way you choose.

We warn that the request of the proof of the bank transaction by the Tax Authorities to the seller of the vehicle is increasing, in order to verify that it is really a sale and not a donation.

Whether you make the transfer of the vehicle in the form of donation or sale, the traffic tax to be paid for the change of ownership will be 54.6 euros for vehicles in general and 27.3 euros for mopeds (MAKE IT WITH US MUCH CHEAPER USING THE PROMOTIONAL CODE “T24HOME”).

This tax must be paid after the Tax of the Treasury (ISD for donations and ITP for sale and purchase). To do this, you must make an appointment at the Traffic Headquarters and pay by credit card, debit card, or online through the DGT; once these steps have been completed, you can change the vehicle’s name.

How long does it take to transfer a vehicle at the Civil Registry?

Let’s take into account that, in normal situations, a transfer takes between 20 and 22 days *to become effective in the Civil Registry from the moment we enter the purchase contract.

How long does it take to transfer a car to my name?

The change of ownership can take a single day, even a morning, although there are certain locations where it can take 15 days and up to two months.

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How long does it take to receive a used vehicle registration?

As a result of the procedure, the vehicle will be registered. The registration certificate will be sent by traditional mail to the registered owner’s address within approximately 15 working days.

Change of ownership and notification of sale of vehicles

Attach the necessary documentation for the transfer of mopeds, cars or motorcycles in DGT to proceed with the change of ownership of the vehicle and in a maximum of 24h you will be able to circulate with a document certifying the transfer.

Within approximately 15 days* after the operation has been initiated, you will receive the vehicle registration certificate at your home address. Until you receive it, you will receive a provisional receipt with which you can circulate for a period of 90 days.

If you have already paid the Transfer Tax at the Treasury, you can only do the procedure with the DGT, for this you must attach a copy of the model by capturing it with the camera or uploading a file.

Our system conforms to the highest standards in terms of security, all data is transmitted encrypted and complies with the regulations of the data protection agency. As for the payment, it is made on the e-commerce platform provided by the bank.

How many owners should a car have?

A single owner is only one “hand” to deal with a car.

If you are going to buy a used car, remember that Chilean law admits several simultaneous owners for a single vehicle.

How to know the owner of the vehicle?

To find out who is the owner of a motor vehicle, all you have to do is access the Civil Registry website and, in the Online Certificates section, select Current Vehicle Certificate of Annotations.

Why does a car have so many owners?

If the used car has had many owners, it may indicate that it is not in good condition and that the previous owners were not satisfied with its performance. Not only should you look at what you can’t see when buying used cars, you should also check the physical condition of the vehicle and the car’s mileage.

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Dgt sale and purchase

Transfers of any type of vehicle involving a buyer or seller with guardianship, death of the owner, separation or divorce, vehicle donations, historic vehicles, vehicles with more than one owner (co-owners), vehicles acquired at auction. More information in the section “How to make the transfer in exceptional cases”.

Before transferring a vehicle, it is necessary to check that the vehicle is transferable: The vehicle must be registered and up to date in the payment of local taxes and penalties related to the vehicle (vehicle documentation, compulsory insurance, periodic vehicle inspections (ITV) and its state of conservation). The existence of a reservation of ownership, seizure, or a sealing order on the vehicle may entail certain limitations when transferring or notifying the sale.

In any case the procedure must be carried out by the buyer or his representative. At the moment of submitting the request we will provide you with a receipt. If we need any clarification or correction of your request, we will contact you by telephone or e-mail. Once the transfer has been made, we will send you to the address indicated the documentation of the vehicle already in your name.