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Old 05-21-2018, 06:03 PM
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Couple of questions.

I opted for no front plate as US option. I know it’s required in EU. I assume zip ties?

Has anyone left EU tourist plates on? Have they been on the car when you got back, or were they removed?

Anyway to get the rectangular plates and not the stupid square ones?

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Being in Illinois I had them mount the plates on the front when picking up in Ingolstadt, but they used the double-height EU plate instead of the normal wide plates used in the EU (see pic).

When we dropped the car off in Munich I left a sign in the car asking to leave the EU plates in the boot. They did that and now they are framed up my office wall


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So I understand. They actually removed the plates and placed them in the trunk? Is it normal SOP for them to remove and throw out? Do you think they did this when the car got back here or was done before it got on the boat?
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Per U.S. Customs rules, the plates have to remain on the car when shipped back. They may remove them at the port on arrival, so it is best to leave a large note in the car to let them know not to remove the plates. I left a note and my car made it back to the dealer with the plates still mounted on the car.
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Per U.S. Customs rules, the plates have to remain on the car when shipped back. They may remove them at the port on arrival, so it is best to leave a large note in the car to let them know not to remove the plates. I left a note and my car made it back to the dealer with the plates still mounted on the car.
Im not sure that is accurate information about customs rules. Just last week on our ED tour we were told by our Audi delivery specialist in Ingolstadt that we should remove the plates and take them with us if we want to keep them; otherwise they will be trashed before shipment. We removed them at drop off and packed them away, along with the Audi first aid kit, warning triangle, and safety vests.
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Im not sure that is accurate information about customs rules. Just last week on our ED tour we were told by our Audi delivery specialist in Ingolstadt that we should remove the plates and take them with us if we want to keep them; otherwise they will be trashed before shipment. We removed them at drop off and packed them away, along with the Audi first aid kit, warning triangle, and safety vests.
My info about customs was from Brad Boyer, the USA European Delivery Marketing Coordinator at the time (Oct. 2016) I took delivery.
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My pickup last October, I left the plates on the car, as instructed, left a note to keep them, and they made it back with the car.
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I forgot to mention that my note that I taped to the dash in the car to leave the plates was in English, German and Spanish. Tried to cover all the major bases
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I forgot to mention that my note that I taped to the dash in the car to leave the plates was in English, German and Spanish. Tried to cover all the major bases
Good idea. The folks at BLG made a note in my car - can't remember but I think it was in German and English. I left a box of Hawaiian cookies in the glove box with a note of thanks and a request to enjoy. They were gone when I picked up my car, but I have no idea what actually happened to them....
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I opted for no front plates so my European front plate was zip-tied. I removed the front plate when I dropped off the car (and took it plus the vest, triangle, and first aid kit with me.) The rear plate was still on the car when it arrived at the dealership. My sales rep had it when I picked up my car. He asked so I let him keep the rear plate.

The red section on the “square” plate has the expiration date of the license/insurance.

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