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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.
Joined: Feb 23, 2005 Posts: 186 Location: Guadalhorce Valley
Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 12:49 am Post subject:
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.
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