Vehicles brought from the U.S. or purchased locally must be registered with U.S. Army Europe. All shipped vehicles and used vehicles purchased in Germany must pass a safety inspection before they can be registered.
Department of Defense ID cardholders in Germany (service members, family members, assigned civilians and some contractors) are allowed to register their personally-owned vehicles with the U.S. military. These vehicles are not subject to German taxes or German vehicle registration.
DoD ID card holders are eligible to obtain a usareur driver's license. With this license, ID cardholders are authorized to drive a USAREUR-plated vehicle or other German-registered vehicles. They are also authorized to purchase a limited amount of gasoline or diesel fuel without paying taxes.
Personnel leaving the community or individuals who have lost logistical support must turn in their plates to Vehicle Registration.
MORE VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE ramstein air base website.