Transferring Spanish plated MH to UK plates

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  1. EA7VPG

    EA7VPG

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    After six years in Spain it is now time to return to UK. Does anyone know what the procedure is for transferring our Spanish registered and plated motorhome to UK plates once we return.
    Like most things in Spain the de-registering process appears to be cumbersome and time consuming if you decide to do it.

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    I don't know if it is still the same but a few years ago I was trying to get UK plates on my Portuguese Iveco... there was talk of manufacturers type certificate thingys and all sorts of other hoops to jump through...

    I muttered something about it hardly being worth all the trouble for an old camper van and the man on the end of the phone said...

    "Camper van... it is a motor caravan? Why didn't you say... that will be £60 please..."

    Job done... :thumb:

    (To get it back to Portuguese as I want to now... there is a really tricky and expensive procedure...:Eeek:)


    JJ
     
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    Have a read HERE


    tells you what you need and what you must do.
     
  4. EA7VPG

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    Thanks for the details... when you mentioned it was an old motorhome was it older than ten years ? According to the DVLA it must be less than ten years old to get registered in UK. This prerequiste has certainly thrown a spanner in the works for the great escape as ours is ten years old:cry:
     
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    I can remember them asking but yes... it was well under 10 years old... sorry about that...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    not sure if its correct about the ten years old bit. my mate just registered a german m,bike here just got it mot,d went to the dvla office . and did it .they came outside looked at it and three days later got his log book and tax disc.
    i did similar when i brought a bike back from gibralter.
    and years ago when i imported cars from germany . just took the german paper work andf a new mot. sometimes there was a little bit of duty but i think thats finished now if they are from the eu,

    if you google dft how to import a vehicle into the uk .there is lots of info there its really straight forward .
     
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    Dont know if anything has changed from what has been already said above, but

    Imported a Peugeot 107 from Belgium last year, and one thing DVLA insisted on was if i remember right was a "Certificate of Conformity".... and proof of purchase...

    Filled in a few forms got an MOT, which for the headlights, instead of the expense of changing the complete light clusters, did what we do when we go to the continent... put tape on the headlights to deflect the Beam... :thumb:
     
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    Lights

    Ref headlights above Thats illegal if staying in UK. My Bro in Law retured 6 months ago and had to buy and replace his headlights. Stickers are for temporary visits.:Eeek:
     
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    correct, as stated in my link.....

    To be eligible the vehicle should be :

    1.) No more than 10 years old.

    2.) Of a construction that is 'recognised in the UK'. (Almost all European Manufactured vehicles will be - this clause is really to identify any modified, customised or kit-built vehicles)

    3.) Fitted with the correct headlights.

    Once you have ascertained that your vehicle meets the above criteria you can move on to the next steps :
     
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    but you can still bring in vehicles older than 10yrs.
     
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    May be with an SVA ?
     
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    only this year a m,bike 81 yamaha just took it to the dvla . had an mot on the frame number . and proof of the year by a recognized authoruty . done .easy. i was with him we took it down on my bike spec on the back of the truck.
     
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