Effective from 1 January 2020, if you wish to transfer a motor vehicle abroad for good you must first de-register the vehicle from the Pubblico Registro Automobilistico (PRA) – Public Register of Motor Vehicles – to allow checks to be made regarding compliance with the mandatory vehicle safety tests.
After de-registration, the de-registered vehicle may travel to the border transit points only with the relevant foglio di via (provisional registration certificate) and temporary registration plates.
If you’re an Italian citizen and wish to apply for de-registration from the PRA, for the purpose of transferring a vehicle abroad, from 1 January 2020 you may no longer do so from the consular offices in the country to which you intend to transfer the vehicle
Vehicle de-registration applications filed within 31 December 2019 shall continue to be processed by the consular offices, in accordance with the regulations in force on that date provided that the vehicles have been re-registered at the time of the de-registration application. To this end, the applicant shall attach a copy of the foreign registration certificate and any documentation that, directly or indirectly, proves that the vehicle has been exported abroad by 31/12/2019.