Can Applecare be transfered to new owners in a different country?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 15, 2007
I am currently looking to sell my US iMac in Germany where I have been living for the past 2 years. Is it possible to take the Applecare I have on it and transfer it to a German? I know that I can get service overseas on my mac, but I'm not sure if I sell it to another national whether or not they can get service.


macrumors 604
May 21, 2007
Since Applecare is attached to the product, not the buyer, I don't see why not. Read the terms and conditions of your Applecare (you should still have this!). Look under the section that discusses transfers.


macrumors regular
Oct 13, 2004
London, England
I bought an iBook and AppleCare in the USA. The iBook was damaged before I registered the AppleCare but I ws recently able to activate the AppleCare in the UK on a MacBook. I think the AppleCare is country agnostic.


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