Het leed dat Carnet de Passage heet
The Carnet de Passage is a document which is required when taking a vehicle outside the borders of the European Union. Beside the issue fee for the document itself (198,50 euros), the ADAC also demand a deposit which is determined by the value of the vehicle and the visited countries.
With a streetvalue of roughly 1.000 euros, my motorcycle was well set under the 10.000 euro mark, making the deposit fee (a staggering) 3000 euros. A obligued fee that, together with the issue fee, is to be transfered to the ADAC even before the paperwork reaches a desk of the ALLGEMEINER DEUTSCHER AUTOMOBIL CLUB im MUNCHEN!