Need to import your UK registered Car onto Spanish Number Plates - at the lowest possible cost?
Living in Spain more than 6 months already?
If you've been living in Spain for 6 months or more and have a UK Registered Car, Motorbike, Mobile Home, Trailer, Quad Bike or Caravan, then you'll almost certainly have wondered if you need to transfer your vehicle on to Spanish Registration Plates.
The simple answer is YES...
If you have a UK registered vehicle that you have driven for more than 6 months in any calendar year then you must re-register your vehicle on to the Spanish system. However, as the time is measured per calendar year from 1st January to 31st December, it's perfectly acceptable to drive your car for the last 6 months of the year and the first 6 months of the following year. You must then change your car over to the Spanish registration system.
Please bear in mind that your car must still be taxed, MOT'd and insured whilst on UK Registration Plates. The Spanish Authorities, including the Guardia Civil, Policia Local and Policia National all have easy web based access to the UK DVLA database and can check on these details should they so wish, via the DVLA Vehicle Information Portal
Is it expensive to re-register on to Spanish Plates?
It may cost much less than you think to change your UK Registered Car (or other vehicle) over to Spanish Registration plates. The price is largely dependent on two factors:
1. The value of the vehicle
If you have an older model car with low CO2 emissions then it may not cost very much at all. However if you have a newer vehicle with a larger engine then there may be a larger amount of import duty to pay. There are also other taxes and fees to pay but these are generally constant for most classes of vehicle.
How complicated is the "Import Process"?
Importing your car or other vehicle type is something you can do yourself but as you'd expect, it can be a fairly complicated and long winded process if you're not fully conversant with the system. As with many things in Spain, there is a fair amount of paperwork and bureacracy to get through and if you're not fluent in the language nor familiar with the how the import system works then it can become difficult.
Here at Car Registrations Spain we are experts in all aspects of vehicle importation on to Spanish Number Plates and can provide a low cost, professional and most importantly: fully legal service to make the process as easy as possible.
Oh... and we're friendly too!
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If you'd like to know exactly how much it will cost to import your vehicle onto Spanish Number Plates then aside from your contact details we'll just need 4 other details from you:
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If you'd like to speak to us and would like any questions you have answered straight away, please don't hesitate to call us. Alternatively you are welcome to email us and you'll find that we'll respond to you in a timely fashion.
We understand that it can be daunting to deal with Spanish Authorities, especially if you speak little or no Spanish and of course, you'll be looking to import your UK registered vehicle as economically as possible. That's where our experience and expertise come in and we can assure you of the most cost effective, hassle free solution for you.
Do read up on our WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW section which explains the import process in more detail and will hopefully answer many of the questions you have.
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