the vehicle is registered and taxed in its home country. you only use the vehicle for up to 6 months in total – this can be a single visit, or several shorter visits over 12 months.
Can I drive a Spanish registered car on a UK licence?
Yes, you can drive in Spain using your full UK driving licence. But you must be at least 18 years old and, obviously, it must be in-date. Unlike in some other European countries, you don’t need an international driving permit to drive there.
How long can I keep a foreign registered car in the UK?
A foreign registered vehicle can be used in the UK for six months if it is fully taxed in the home country. After this, the vehicle must be registered with the DVLA and will no longer have a foreign registration plate.
How long can you drive on EU plates in UK?
Don’t panic! You can usually only drive a European vehicle in the UK for 6 months on foreign number-plates if is fully taxed in your home country. If the police stop the vehicle the user has to prove they can use it in the UK without registering and taxing it.
Can I bring my car from Spain to UK?
When importing a car from Spain to the UK, you can do so completely tax free providing the vehicle is both over 6 months old and has covered over 6000km from new.
Can I drive in Spain after Brexit?
Driving in France and Spain after Brexit: Will I need an IDP (International Driving Permit)? Most drivers will not need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in all EU countries such as France and Spain after 1 January 2021.
Can I drive a Spanish registered car in Spain?
If you are Spanish resident importing a vehicle into Spain, be aware that you must register it with the local authorities in the Spanish province where you are resident: the local provincial traffic department (Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico), this will grant you permission to drive your foreign plated car through the …
Can I drive my EU car in UK after Brexit?
EU licence-holders visiting the UK can continue to drive using their EU licence without needing an International Driving Permit.
Can I drive left hand car in UK?
Even though the vast majority of cars in the UK are right hand drive, It’s entirely legal to drive a left hand drive car in the UK. However, you do need to arrange insurance and ensure you’ve got all the necessary paperwork, such as your V5C.
How do I change my Spanish plates to UK?
Re: Changing my spanish plates back to UK plates
You will have to go the process of re-registering your car onto UK plates. It is actually a fairly simple process as the DVLA have all the original details of the car so that will make it easier. I suggest you give them a call and get the details from them direct.
How do I register my Spanish car in the UK?
Steps you will need to take when returning to the UK to live with your Spanish car:
- Within 2 weeks of arrival report the import to HMRC. …
- Send for a DVLA registration pack from here which will include the most important V55/5 form.
- Speak to a local garage, preferably one which is a dealership for your make of car.
How long does DVLA take to register an imported car?
Send you a vehicle registration certificate (V5C) showing you as the registered keeper. We will send this within four to six weeks of receiving your application.