Countdown to Brexit
Every month hundreds of vehicles from the UK are registered in Spain. Holiday home owners and people moving to Spain, bring their car over, decide to keep it here, and register it on to Spanish number plates.
Come 29th of March next year, many things currently taken for granted by Brits in Spain, may no longer be a given. Things like the right to reside, freedom of unhindered movement within the EU, and the right to bring possessions, like vehicles, with you when you move.
If you follow commentary on the subject, the general consensus is that anyone planning to settle (or remain settled) in Spain, is well advised to get all their ducks in a row before 29th March. This means things like getting your residency card, registering on the padron, and anything else that you can currently do now, that you may not be able to do after Brexit. Or where the rules might change, e.g. registering vehicles from the UK in Spain.
How much does it cost to get Spanish number plates for a UK or other EU vehicle? We get asked this question everyday, it’s constantly being asked on Facebook and forums, and whilst it’s not a straightforward one to answer, because there are many variables, here we provide an accurate as possible guide to the costs, along with simple explanations and some tips.
The cost to get Spanish number plates for a UK or other EU vehicle
We break down the costs into what we call the T’s, and some may or may not apply depending on the car and or your situation.
Much conflicting information circulates about how long you can keep and drive a UK registered car in Spain. Even the authorities themselves seem to be confused and give differing responses.
Referencing information from official publications, we aim to present a practical explanation to answer the question.
Contrary to popular belief that a UK registered car can only kept and legally be driven in Spain for 6 months, the actual length of time will ultimately be dictated by the following:
We get asked lots of questions about bringing UK registered cars to Spain, and whenever we write, share articles or info, the comments and replies that we get, reveal a lot of confusion. Mis-information abounds regarding driving UK registered cars in Spain, keeping them here, and switching them to Spanish number plates.
So we’ve compiled a list of the most prevalent myths and FAQ’s, and answered them with facts and other useful info.
Driving UK registered cars in Spain
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Want to keep your UK car in Spain? MOT or road tax due or already run out? Need to register a vehicle from another EU country onto Spanish number plates?
This is a situation that many people from the UK and other EU countries find themselves in. You moved here, or have a holiday home and brought a car over, and don’t want the hassle of taking it back, selling it and buying a Spanish one. Or you simply want to keep your car and use it in Spain and are considering switching it to Spanish number plates.
The process for getting Spanish number plates.
Fill in the form below and submit to request your Spanish number plates quote.
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