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Old 29-04-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default How much does it cost to register a foreign car into the UK?

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I'd like to know the cost of just the registering process for a used foreign car and a new foreign car into the UK. Some of you will have no doubt been through this process.

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we bought a vw van in france a few years back it was brand new and cost us 25 for the log book and 6 months tax
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we bought a vw van in france a few years back it was brand new and cost us 25 for the log book and 6 months tax
So is there a process that you have to go through or is it just a matter of filling a form out and sending it off?

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It's pretty simple and all the info is here...

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...le/DG_4022583\

After you do the necessary at the DVLA office, you'll either get your new docs in the post, no questions asked, or you'll be asked to present the vehicle for inspection. If so, they'll tell you to trailer it there, but I just drove mine. An eyebrow was raised, but whatevs. Just make sure you don't get nicked for having no road tax. The 'inspection' took all of 10 seconds and was just them having a look at the VIN plate.
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It's pretty simple and all the info is here...

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...le/DG_4022583\

After you do the necessary at the DVLA office, you'll either get your new docs in the post, no questions asked, or you'll be asked to present the vehicle for inspection. If so, they'll tell you to trailer it there, but I just drove mine. An eyebrow was raised, but whatevs. Just make sure you don't get nicked for having no road tax. The 'inspection' took all of 10 seconds and was just them having a look at the VIN plate.
Thanks for that. I did see that link yesterday, says 55 quid for the registration, cheap. Looks like I might have my Lancia after all
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must of gone up in price but still easy to do all the same
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Looks like I might have my Lancia after all
Will it have to go for a SVA since it's a vehicle which is not available in this country?
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If it's a new car or nearly new you'll have to pay VAT on it (even if it's from within the EU).

If it's less than ten years old you will need a certificate of conformity. A new Lancia isn't type approved in the UK. A certificate of conformity from another EU country should be okay... but this is what you will need to check.
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Will it have to go for a SVA since it's a vehicle which is not available in this country?
Not sure, possibly. I'm looking into it.
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