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Low emissions zone – vehicles registered abroad, please register!

It is now possible for vehicles registered abroad to register online. This registration is mandatory and must be made before driving in the low emissions zone of the Brussels Region. This process is free and valid for three years.


The Low Emissions Zone established throughout the Brussels-Capital Region came into force in January 2018. It prohibits the circulation of the most polluting vehicles (this year, Euro 0 and 1 diesel cars) permanently (24 hours a day, seven days a week) in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Registration is mandatory for all vehicles registered abroad. This application is free and must be made online prior to your visit.


In addition to information on both yourself and your vehicle, you will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • registration document,
  • a copy of your identity document,
  • or any other document containing information supporting the accuracy of the data submitted,
  • the European compliance certificate,


Any vehicle entering the Brussels Region low emissions zone without registering in advance is liable to a fine of €150 (even if the vehicle complies with the conditions for accessing the low emissions zone). Any inaccurate information submitted during registration is liable for an administrative fine of 25 euros.

Vehicle registration is valid for three years, provided that the vehicle information does not change.


To register, click here


Please also be aware that you can only submit your application for an exemption once registered, by clicking here.


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Any questions? Contact us: +32 (0)2 775 75 75 or


The establishment of a Low Emissions Zone is one of the measures adopted by the Brussels government to improve air quality in Brussels. Air pollution is a public health issue, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that polluting engine emissions cause 75,000 premature deaths in Europe every year.

The implementation of the Low Emissions Zone is a project involving the collaboration of several government bodies and stakeholders, in particular: Bruxelles Environnement, Bruxelles Fiscalité, le Centre d’Informatique pour la Région Bruxelloise, Bruxelles Prévention Sécurité and Bruxelles Mobilité.