Vehicles meeting a higher Euro norm than the one listed in the LEZ database

A vehicle sometimes meets a higher Euro norm than the Euro norm listed in the low emission zone database (LEZ database)

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Do you drive a vehicle that meets a higher Euro norm than the one listed in the LEZ database? This means that the manufacturer has adjusted your vehicle to a more recent Euro norm. If this is the case, you need to have the higher Euro norm registered in the LEZ database. You are then allowed to enter the low emission zone.
You can see this on your vehicle's European Certificate of Conformity. If the European code mentioned under 'Exhaust emissions' refers to a higher Euro norm, you are required to register your vehicle free of charge. You can also check this by means of the check tool


Your vehicle meets a higher Euro standard than the one listed in the LEZ database.

Required documents

  • your vehicle's registration document
  • your vehicle's European Certificate of Conformity
  • an official document issued by a government body or your vehicle's manufacturer which states that the vehicle meets a different and higher Euro norm.
    Example: results of emission tests carried out by certified technical services on a test bench. Please note that vehicle emission tests are quite expensive and that the results are unpredictable. The results of the technical inspection do not suffice. These vehicle inspection stations perform other emission tests and do not examine whether your vehicle meets the Euro norms. The document also needs to include a clear reference to your vehicle (e.g. chassis number) so that it is clear that this statement refers to your vehicle. Note: you cannot register your vehicle online if you only have this document. In such a case you will have to make an appointment or submit your application by email.


Register your vehicle online. Need some help? Take a look at the frequently asked questions or contact us or +32 9 210 10 30.
Register your vehicle no later than 1 day after entering the low emission zone. This ensures that your number plate appears on the list of allowed vehicles in time and prevents you from being fined.
Note: The decision regarding your request is only final once you have received a confirmation. Processing your request can take up to 14 days.  If you enter the Ghent low emission zone before having received confirmation, you do so at your own risk. If it appears afterwards that your request was denied because you did not meet all requirements, you can be fined. You are therefore advised to register in advance.