MOT in Spain

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  1. billkce

    billkce Funster

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    Right then, there must be someone out there who can reveal the flaws in my argument.


    I'm told by the MOT people in UK that its not possible to get my vehicles tested in Spain. OK

    Also been informed that Spanish ITV is invalid. OK.

    So, why cant I do the following?

    Permantly export the 'Van & Smart to Spain.

    Get Spanish ITV, & Insurance & Road Tax & then just operate as a
    Spanish vehicle & visit rest of Europe as a Spaniard would.

    Yes, OK? or NO!!!

    And please, no puerile responses from Hilldweller. This is a serious issue.

    Cheers

    Billkce
     
  2. mondo

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    A few years ago a friend of mine tried to register and re-matriculate his van in Spain..They told him a definate NO Senor..When he asked why he was told because he has a British Van and the Habitation Door was on the UK nearside making it Spains offside and it would open out to oncoming traffic!! it could not be done..Whether they were just fobbing him off he never really said but that WAS WHAT HE WAS TOLD!!
     
  3. Wildman

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    same response in France, however if you have a lefthand drive you still have the problem of actually being resident there in order to qualify.
     
  4. scotjimland

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    Seems to me you have two options.

    1. Re-register the vehicles in Spain. they would of course have to pass all the requirements of the Spanish authorities. Whether or not they pass these Spanish requirements is another question.
    When I was living in France a friend I knew re-registered her UK right hand drive car after passing the French "Controle Technique" (MOT). Don't know the motorhome requirements. She then had a french plate, and insurance.
    There can also be customs (import) liabilities on certain vehicles.

    Also you do have to be resident in France....

    2. Annual trip with the vehicles back to the UK for MOT testing..

    Random thought, does Gibralter do "British" equivalent MOT's on their vehicles?
    If so that may be closer.
     
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    Late err all thinking

    Just a thought, looking at it from a different direction....whats to stop a british mot examiner examining a vehicle abroad?

    I know we have mot stations where the examination is done but I wonder if its the premises or the person that is the station?

    Anyone know of a mobile mot examiner?

    As I say just a thought..
     
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    Random thought, does Gibralter do "British" equivalent MOT's on their vehicles?
    If so that may be closer.[/QUOTE]

    When I was on posting to Gibraltar in 83-85 the MOT was really non existent..most cars apart from the reasonably new ones were termed Rock Runners..In fact some of the single lads in one of the platoons bought one and used it as their personal run around..When we left it was before the border was fully open and I believe plans were in operation to start their own form of MOT..but they didn't have any one who was qualified to use the testing gear!! or actually knew what sort of test to carry out..I wouldn't think a test carried out in Gib would suffice for the UK anyway
     
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    Just to shoot down my own random thoughts (which can indeed be very random)

    "Only Gib registered vehicles can be tested in Gib. Uk vehicles must be tested at a UK station."

    Sorry :cry::cry:
     
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    Simples as they say

    The mot examiner has to log on to the uk system and do the mot in a certain amount of time. Simples.. No computerand equipment linked no mot.

    This question has been raised before and many of the reasons shown now have been visited.. I recall it is a non runner question.. No you cannot get a British van mot'd in Spain or France due to importation issues.

    Bob:Eeek:
     
  10. trevosky

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    Hi there i am sorry to say that the information you have been given regarding transferring your van to spanish reg is right that if it is right hand drive it cannot be done. And trust me reregistering is a complex buisiness here,i somehow did my own (20 year old hymer) somehow but dont ask me how as they want an homolagation number and they wernt invented when my van was built:Rofl1:,i have two freinds over here going thruogh the process at the moment both with 8 year old left hand drive vans bought in the uk(saving an incredible amount on second hand prices here) neither have homo numbers but should have,one is a spanish benimar so he contacted them and they gave him one, my other freind has an italion Rimor so he is in contact with them trying to get his,hope this helps and sorry.
    All the best Trev
     
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    both premises and person have to be approved and registered, no such thing as mobile Mot
    test.
     
  12. billkce

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    Thanks for all the gen. Looks like I'll have to drag my sorry ar*e, van & Smart back to Blighty every March.:Doh:
     
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    It's A Nonsense

    I find myself in exactly the same position regards MOT. and have looked into all avenues to no avail. I cannot understand how the EU. can have silly regs/laws regarding egg size,curvature of bananas BUT cannot introduce a standard vehicle test common to all countries. Surely some common test across all member states would be in the interest of all - not just to satisfy my selfish needs!!!.

    Alan
     
  14. olley

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    Find yourself a dodgy MOT tester, and they will MOT over the phone.

    Ian
     
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    :Blush: Maybe a stupid suggestion but could you not get it MOT'd in Gibraltar would a mechanic there do ?????
     
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    have you thought about a 5th wheel and a spanish registered tow vehicle
     
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    :Smile: Hi I have been to Gib to ask about a MOT you have to reside in Gib :Smile:
     
  18. scotjimland

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    see quote
     
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    not a bad situation to be in i reckon......year on year in spain with the penalty of a trip to UK once a year :thumb::Laughing:
     
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    You could have phoned:Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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