Customs Agency Vanderbiest provides the entire pre-registration of new and used vehicles



Since 12 November 2015, a new process of pre-registering new vehicles in the Central Vehicles Database was introduced. This database is intended to enable vehicles to be traced throughout their lifecycle. Pre-registration of new vehicles is carried out based on data contained in the European certificate of conformity (COC).

Pre-registration is required for new and used imported vehicles, and for new vehicles assembled in Belgium in categories M, N, O and L. This compulsory pre-registration can happen following customs clearance with the issue of a vignette 705. Only after customs clearance and pre-registration have been completed can the vehicle be registered via WebDIV.

Since then, the requirement to pre-register imported used cars (not yet registered in Belgium) has been introduced. Using the foreign vehicle registration document, we can handle the pre-registration quickly for you, so that the vehicle can be registered online by the insurance company.

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Pre-registration = entering the technical data of an individual vehicle in the Central Vehicles Database (CVD). Once a vehicle has been pre-registered, the vehicle can be registered immediately via WebDIV (provided that it also has a vignette 705).


Using the Certificate of Conformity, we can carry out the pre-registration. Three steps are necessary to obtain a number plate:

  1. the vehicle must be cleared through Customs (vignette 705);
  2. the vehicle must be pre-registered;
  3. the vehicle must then be registered online via an insurance broker.

Pre-registration of electric bicycles

From now on, certain categories of electric bicycles, known as speed pedelecs, must have a number plate in Belgium, and so need to be registered. For some years now, the DIV has only been accepting registrations via the Internet, via the WebDIV application, with a certain number of exceptions. Registrations that can be made via WebDIV are not allowed to be submitted over the counter at the DIV.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for the pre-registration of your vehicle.