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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: rules and regulations Reply with quote

I need to know rules and regulations when bringing your car to spain, such as tax and insurance, bearing in mind we will be driving from uk to france and then malaga icon_question.gif icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not enough information, I'm afraid.

Are you coming to Spain on holiday, if so for how long, or are you planing to stay here and become residents?
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes we are planning to stay
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, For the first 6 months you won't need tax but you will need mot. You will need a green card on your insurance to cover you in europe, check with your insurer. I use Abbeygate, its cheaper and has european breakdown and covers all europe. After 6 months you have to import your car onto Spanish plates ( Matricula ). Its quite expensive and you have to change your headlights. To drive in Europe you also need a yellow vest, first aid kit, red triangle, spare bulb pack and deflectors on your headlights. Hope this helps. I sent this to your private messages.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you time it right in conjunction with registering on the register of foreigners you can import the vehicle as a personal possession without having to pay import tax. (It isn't actually import tax but it's the best way to describe it.)

It is a lengthy and complicated procedure and you may find it easier to find someone here (a Spanish gestor) to do it for you.

You actually need two warning triangles but a first aid kit is not required by law.

To drive a foreign registered vehicle in Spain it must be road legal in its country of origin including vehicle excise licence as well as UK MoT test certificate and valid insurance.

See also this section of the DVLA web site for information on applying for a certificate of permanent export.

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/media/pdf/forms/v756.pdf

This form is required as part of the mountain of paperwork needed to carry out the importation process in Spain.
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