UK Visas/Europe travel

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by elande, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. elande

    elande Read Only Funster

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    Can anyone assist us please. We are planning to come to the Uk and buy a new Motorhome to travel aroung UK and Europe for about two years. We can't seem to find out what visa we need for an extended stay in UK? We also need to find out how Insurance, Registration and Licencing works. Do we need a permanent Uk address? We intend to export the Motorhome to Australia at the end of our trip and have found out the requirements for Australia etc. but the UK end is more difficult, are there any other Australians out there who have done it successfully? All replies are very welcome however small.
     
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    Hi

    UK Visa information and application for Australians

    http://ukinaustralia.fco.gov.uk/en/visas/

    You will need a UK address for Insurance and to register the motorhome.. this is also a problem for UK full timers and in truth there is no fully legal way of doing it.. but there are ways around it ...

    The registration address could be where you are staying, friends or relatives address or even a hotel.. the garage where you purchase may permit you to use their address .. but I cannot confirm this.

    Insurance is the biggest hurdle, you will need a relatives or friends address.. hotel or camp site address won't be accepted ..


    Driving license

    more info .. http://ukinaustralia.fco.gov.uk/en/our-offices-in-australia/faqs/documentation/driving

    Also check the weight restrictions on your license.. !


    hope this was useful and good luck with your plans, with a bit of luck a fellow Aussie will be along to give first hand info

    jim
     
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    Insurance

    You could Google- "Motorhome Insurance UK" and start Emailing them with your enquiries
    and see what responce you get ? At least it wont cost anything to Email etc.

    Good Luck
     
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    Visa etc

    thank s to all for your information it was a great help and we have friends we can impose on!! Hope to see you somewhere on the road sometime soon
     
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