Can I take my English car to Spain?

Vehicles from the UK can be temporarily imported into Spain for up to six months in any period of 12 months. In order to stay on the right side of the law, the following documents should always be carried: Full, valid UK driving licence. Proof of ID (passport)

How long can you have a UK plated car in Spain?

Under the current EU directives, you are considered to be a resident in Spain if you spend more than 183 days of the year here. This is the reason why you are only permitted to drive a UK registered vehicle in Spain for up to 6 months of the year.

Can I take my car to Spain permanently?

Anyone wishing to import a vehicle into Spain must be a permanent resident, own property in Spain or have a rental agreement for a minimum of a year and hold a Spanish driving licence.

How much does it cost to register an English car in Spain?

They’ll give you your licence plate number and the final documentation and you’ll have to pay 94 euro. Take all your documents to a specialist and have them make up the number plates for you using your new number. It will cost between 6 and 50 euro.

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What do I need to drive my UK car in Spain?

To drive in Spain you will need a full and valid UK driver’s licence. You will also need proof of ownership (V5C) and insurance, as well as a passport or a national identity card.

Can I drive my UK car in Spain after Brexit?

Like any third country tourist, if you are British and hold a valid UK driving licence, you can drive in Spain with a foreign licence within the legal period of residence.

Can I drive a Spanish car in Spain with a UK licence?

Can I drive in Spain with 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.

Can a non resident register a car in Spain?

Non-residents can only register vehicles in Spain on temporary tourist plates, valid for a six-month period in any one year, and renewable annually. If non-residents become resident they must obtain full national plates and pay the Impuesto Especial of 12%, which is based on the car’s ready-reckoned value.

Are cars cheaper in Spain than UK?

The second-hand car market in Spain is slightly different from the UK. Prices are generally higher because people have tended to buy new cars and hang on to them for a long time so there are fewer of them available. As a guide, a five-year-old car will probably cost you about half of its original showroom price.

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How much does road tax cost in Spain?

When you decide to buy a new car in Spain, you will have to pay a 21% of value added tax. This amount is already included in the final price the dealer shows you. When you buy a secondhand car, you also must pay Patrimonial Transfer Tax.