I will drive my car, registered in the Canadian province Alberta, in Europe. Do I need the country (CDN) sticker on the car? My licence plate shows Alberta, but not Canada. I have no idea where to buy such sticker.

  • Are you emigrating to Europe?
    – Peter M
    Sep 13, 2018 at 14:33
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    Yes, I am moving to Prague.
    – Dan Lasak
    Sep 13, 2018 at 14:40
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    Make sure you check all the requirements for importing that car. You will need to register the car locally, probably go through homologation (which may require changes to the car), possibly pay taxes...
    – jcaron
    Sep 13, 2018 at 14:59
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    I believe this question was closed incorrectly. Although it's true that OP is emigrating to europe, the scope of the question is strictly limited to whether or not a Canadian vehicle requires a CDN bumper sticker to drive in Europe.
    – zeocrash
    Sep 18, 2018 at 10:58
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    @zeocrash In principle, I agree. However, in practice, it's such a hassle to bring a car from Canada to Europe (even just physically moving the thing) that only somebody who's emigrating would try. Sep 18, 2018 at 14:40

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Yes they are a requirement under the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic (1949) and the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic (1968).

You can buy them on amazon for a few dollars.

The sticker you want should look like thisCanadian Bumper sticker

  • Once the car is registered in CZ and has CZ plates you can take the sticker off, btw. It must be a pretty nice car to go through the trouble of shipping it to Prague with you.
    – zeocrash
    Sep 13, 2018 at 16:01
  • Well, it's Mercedes AMG C63s coupe. It's quite useless in North America as I can't really drive it the way it's meant to be driven. Over in CZ the roads are twisty curvy. Prague is not far from Bavaria where I can use the 300 km/h speed limit of the car.
    – Dan Lasak
    Sep 13, 2018 at 17:28
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    Ah that makes sense. If it had been an average family saloon there there wouldn't have been much point shipping it. You'll have a blast on the autobahn. Make sure you have a read of this first though. gettingaroundgermany.info/autobahn.shtml#regs Apparently only about 1/3 of the autobahn has no speed limit and the fines are steep if you get caught flooring it an an area with a speed limit
    – zeocrash
    Sep 13, 2018 at 17:47
  • @zeocrash Fines in Germany for traffic violations are ridiculously low. Exceeding the speed limit by 20km/h outside built-up areas will costs you a mere 30€. Sep 13, 2018 at 18:07
  • In general, you wouldn't want to drive fast in speed limit zones as it's packed with cars. Out in the open country in between major cities with less traffic it's more fun and safer as well. Once you go over 250 km/h, your major concern would be cars in the right lane. You gotta watch them so they don't get into your lane.
    – Dan Lasak
    Sep 13, 2018 at 18:58

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