Carnet de Passage

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  1. crabman

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    I am new to MH and I want to know if a Carnet de Passage is required for a stay of approx. 6 months in France, Spain, Portugal, I have driven trucks all over Europe as well as cars and reading on some site I note that for motorhomes staying over in a country for a certain time a Carnet de Passage may be required, anyone know about this,

    thanks in advance

    crabs
     
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    Legally, Once you are in an EU country over 90 days consecutively many require you to register as a resident. If you actually did this then the vehicle you are using would become illegal to drive as a resident cannot drive a foreign plated private vehicle ( commercials & hire employee's there is a different regime ).
    Keep moving around & don't worry about it.
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    As above. Don't worry about it.
     
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    even then you dont need a carnet . if you pay the duty on entry .and get the refund on leaving .
    the carnet makes it convenient thats all. back along egypt you couldnt get a carnet for so you just payed the tax and collected it back as you left . took a bit of time thats all.
     
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    It must be close on 30 years since I used a carnet de passage. They used to be issued to stop the illegal export of vehicles and trailers including caravans. It was to ensure you brought back to the UK what you had taken out and to stop you converting it into cash whilst abroad without paying import duty. If we do come out of the EU with the Brisket it wouldn't surprise me if the carnet was reintroduced. I remember the days when you had to queue up in Calais to get your carnet stamped on the way out and then the same on the way back. A good enough reason to stay in the EU me thinks :rolleyes:.
    At the moment no one takes any notice of the 90 day rule, but given we leave the EU am sure there will be a clampdown on vehicles and those overstaying there time constraints.
    If I choose to buy a vehicle in Europe and bring it to the UK there is no restriction or cost, only registration. The same if I want to export a vehicle to the EU. It could all change after June though, carnet de passage for France, Tankshine when entering Germany. Ooooh, am getting a headache thinking about it.
     
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    do we go back with sirloin ?

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    Brexit, Biscuit, Brisket, Bustit, its all much the same Jim :D.
     
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    thanks for your replies, I plan to spend the winter months away from the U.K and the wife, well she still works anyway me I my eye's keep on closing so I recon on a fair bit of sleeping lol
     
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