FACTS ABOUT RE REGISTRATION

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  1. maxine and jo

    maxine and jo Read Only Funster

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    Hi i have posted an email below which some of you my find useful it was my own mh that is being re-resisted



    Please find below a formal quote for the re-registration of your motor home. We are at the ITV station daily, so within reason can see you any time

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    Graham

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    Dear Joanne



    Many thanks for your enquiry regarding the re-registration of your CI Riviera Motor home, first registered in 2002



    After re-registering more than 1000 vehicles over the last 5+ years I can take care of the whole process for you thoroughly and professionally


    Please find below a summary of the process and costs involved all of which I take care of for you

    In order to be legally imported into Spain, your car needs to be inspected by a matriculation engineer to confirm that it matches the specification on the logbook. (This is a one-off process).


    It then has an import ITV (MOT) inspection. The vehicle is then re-tested every 2 years. (For vehicles over 10 years old, the testing is undertaken annually)


    The necessary documents are presented to the authorities in Alicante that issue all of the relevant Spanish paperwork and your legal fees are paid. This is undertaken via my Gestor (lawyer) who specialises in this type of work in order to obtain maximum efficiency and accuracy.


    Once the paperwork is back after about 7 days, I obtain your Spanish number plates and hand everything over to you at your home or place of work


    The fee for all of the above is €670 including IVA (VAT).


    In addition you will be liable for road tax of €30 approx (balance of 2012),for which you get an official receipt with the exact amount paid.


    Registration tax is due on all vehicles coming into Spain. There is a dispensation period of 60 days given from application of FIRST Padron or Residencia, which I understand you are outside of.


    As the CO2 emissions will be greater than 200 g/Km, the registration tax on your vehicle would be at14.75% of its market value less 30%, so for example if the vehicle was valued at €8000, this would be reduced to €5600 X 14.75% which is €826


    Receipts are issued by the Spanish authorities for all taxes paid. This way, you can be sure that you have paid the correct amount and it has not been marked up

    I understand that the headlights are already suitable for Continental driving


    Please note that if the vehicle has 2 rear fog lights, no problem; if one only, this needs to be on the left hand side. We normally charge 20 euros for addressing this. The reversing light can remain where it is


    Note that the tyres must be identical on the same axle (though all 4 need not be the same). The spare wheel is not checked as part of the inspection


    Normally inspections are undertaken at the ITV station at Redovan, just outside of Orihuela city, Alicante province, as it is the only station that I am aware of where both inspections can be undertaken one after the other, as opposed to two trips on different days. Also as I have been using this station for many years and am well known, any niggles tend to be smoothly dealt with.


    At this stage, you will need to show certificates of approval for both the gas and electric installations. I can arrange for a local company to inspect and provide the certificates. This firm charges 70 euros per inspection/ certificate. i.e. 140 euros for the pair



    You will be given a document from the ITV that explains to any interested parties (such as the police) that you vehicle is being imported. This will tide you over until I deliver your papers and plates


    This is the only time that you and the vehicle are needed and should take about 2 hours in total



    Documents required for re-registration

    Registration document of the vehicle

    Copy passport

    Padron

    Photocopy of NIE certificate (or Certificate of Residence)

    Valuation



    Summary of Costs (Euros)

    670Fee for full matriculation process

    30 Road tax (approx, balance of 2012)

    140 Gas and electric inspection and certification


    €840 total


    + Registration tax (a.k.a emissions or import tax)


    I cannot deny that this is a large sum of money; however the cost of vehicles in Spain is much higher than in the UK, so even paying the taxes it almost always works out cheaper than buying one here


    Please note that as I have to start paying out immediately on your behalf that some cash (or a combination of cash and cheque) would be required on the day, with the balance upon completion though I ask you to ensure that you are comfortable with the process in hand before actually parting with it! It is preferable to pay the taxes by bank transfer or card directly to my lawyer who pays it on our behalf


    I look forward to hearing from you, meanwhile more information can be found on our website which includes the articles that I have written as a regular feature writer for the Costa Blanca News and associated papers on this subject under the banner “Mediterranean Motoring”



    Kind regards


    Graham Shelton
     
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  2. gus-lopez

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    Excellent piece .(y)
     
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    @maxine and jo If you have not actually started the process and would like an alternative quotation I can provide you with the contact of a guy on the outskirts of Javea who carries out this work.
    Chris
     
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    Great, now you know what to do you can save yourself a fair bit of money. :)

    Terry
     
  5. sally47

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    Sounds good but on fourth paragraph it states CAR which does not have habitation door so could this be different for MH
     
  6. gus-lopez

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    Once is a novelty & eye opener & if you can get it all in the right order it will appear straight forward. It is when there is an error in the paperwork or you haven't taxed vehicle on chassis number ,or you ge the funcionario/a who has the hump that morning ,or even worse does not like people doing it themselves & taking work away from the gestorias, etc ; that it can all end in tears. Especially when you don't have a plan B.
    Then there is when they "change" the requirements one week to the next!
    Then if you do it in a different region it is quite likely that the way of doing it is different.
    Oh & you need the patience of a saint.
    Having done it on numerous occasions & for a variety of different vehicles you definitely need a 'Spanish' mentality to put up with the waiting.
    It doesn't matter where the hab door is.
     
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  7. Falcon 269

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    I have been through the Spanish re-registration process twice for each of my motorcycles. The first time I paid someone to do it for me, the second I went the DIY route - at Redovan, where as it happens I met Graham Shelton who was there doing the same for one of his clients.

    Whilst I undoubtedly saved a good deal of money doing it myself, I earned it. What Gus-Lopez says about needing patience is true. You also need some Spanish language skills and you have to be meticulously methodical. You have to go to the correct office in the proper order of events, with every bit of documentation in order. Depending on where you live and how well you know your local region, you can do a lot of travelling between desks.

    Take everything you possess by way of official docs - ideally with copies - with you, even if you don't think it's needed. Scrutinize paperwork carefully. The tax office transposed two letters of the VIN on the receipt for registration tax (what a rip-off, BTW!). I didn't notice but the guy in Alicante Trafico did ... cue a speedy return to the tax office just before everyone closed up for the day.

    The sense of achievement when I finally got the necessary papers and licence plate was considerable but it's not a simple or straightforward process. :)
     
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  8. rafiki

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    I have just come across this thread and it is very relevant to me. I have read so many times that it is nigh-on impossible to import and re-register a motorhome into Spain so I am heartened by this post.

    @maxine and jo is your mh now on Spanish plates and was the process as smooth as it sounds in the quotation? From the mention of headlights and fog lights I guess that your mh is RHD? If it was a success story perhaps you could PM the company's details please?
     
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    Hi @rafiki I recognised the name this morning.:D I have no idea why I didn't on the other thread earlier this week. Far more is possible at Redovan in Alicante than you'll ever get anywhere else. :( You'll even see RH drive vans put on spanish plates.
     
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    We used Graham when we first came to Spain and cannot recommend him enough as very friendly and takes all the pain out of it.
    We are also using him right now to de-register our scooter we are selling, as failing to do this in Spain means you still pay suma (road tax) every year and any fines that the new owners occurs. Nothing is simple here in Spain.......
     
  11. rafiki

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    Hi @Don Quixote . Graham re-registered a mh for you here in Spain or another type of vehicle?
     
  12. tonka

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    Is there an email or website link for the Graham mentioned above. No immediate need for it but always handy to keep the info.
     
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    Graham Shelton has a good reputation and if I recall correctly regularly writes a motoring column in the Costa Blanca News.
     
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    @rafiki afternoon, Graham did our car for us and a scooter. I believe he would not have a problem doing a motorhome, however be aware that the motorhome must be a lefthand drive as they will not pass a righthand drive motorhome from the UK here in Spain at the ITV/mot centre. Cars righthand drive no problem, but motorhomes not a chance.
     
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    Thanks @Don Quixote , much appreciated. I'd like to get confirmation from someone who has had a self-imported motorhome matriculated in Spain. When we moved to Spain several years ago I matriculated my LHD Land Rover myself with the assistance of a local gestor and it wasn't difficult. But I am very wary of buying a mh in Germany or France and importing here without knowing it has been done successfully.
     
  16. maxine and jo

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    It did what it said it took three weeks we took the van to ITV station on 7dec 2012 and had all paperwork by 28 dec and that was because it was Christmas i will post his companys name
     
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