Need to import your UK registered Car onto Spanish Number Plates - at the lowest possible cost?

Have a UK Registered Car in Spain?

If you have a UK / foreign registered vehicle over here in Spain then you'll almost certainly have wondered how long you can legally drive it on UK plates and if you need to import it on to new Spanish plates.

Here are the rules...

- If you are non resident then you can drive a foreign / UK registered vehicle for up to 6 months before you are legally obliged to import it on to Spanish plates.

- If you are a Spanish resident then it's just 30 days.

Please bear in mind that your car must still be taxed and MOT'd in the country of registration... 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
2. CO2 emmisions.

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!

Get a Free / No Obligation Quotation

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:

Vehicle Registration
Year of Manufacture
Make & Model of Vehicle
CO2 emissions



Call us, email us - you'll find us friendly and very easy to deal with...

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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