Buying a car
To buy a car in Cyprus you do not have to be resident. The only thing you have to prove is insurance coverage and pay the road tax.
Owning a car
Changing the ownership of a vehicle can be done at the Department of Road Transport (DoRT).
The following documents and at least one photocopy are required:
- Identification, e.g. passport of both buyer and seller
- DoRT (MOT) test certificate
- Proof of insurance coverage, provided by the buyer
The document, which is needed for the change of ownership, has to be signed by the seller and the buyer.
Car insurance in Cyprus
EU law states all vehicles are required to have at least third party liability insurance. This means that you take out insurance against personal injury and material damage caused by the vehicle.
Cyprus has signed the Multilateral Guarantee Agreement (MGA). This says that vehicles legally insured in the European Union are automatically insured in Cyprus. In case of an accident do not move the cars and call the police. If there are no doubts in terms of the circumstances take the other driver’s name, address and insurance details. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.