How long can I keep a UK car in Spain?

How long can a UK registered car stay in Europe?

UK law still applies to a UK-registered vehicle if you take it abroad for less than 12 months. That means you need to make sure: your vehicle is taxed in the UK while it’s abroad.

Can I keep a UK car in Spain?

Once you´re resident in Spain, you can no longer drive your UK registered car, so you’ll either need to switch the car to Spanish plates, or sell it and buy a Spanish registered vehicle. … The above is of course all based on UK being part of the EU.

How long can you keep a UK registered car in Spain after Brexit?

Immediately after Brexit Your UK licence will remain valid for driving in Spain for 9 months, (assumed to be 31/09/2021). Thereafter, the licence needs to be exchanged within 6 months of arrival in Spain. If you are here temporarily (on holiday for example) your UK licence will remain valid.

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Can I take my car to Spain permanently?

Generally speaking, if you are non-resident in Spain, you can bring your vehicle into the country year-round and drive it. How Long Before It Has to Be Registered? It’s important to know that you can’t just bring your foreign car into Spain and drive it indefinitely.

Will my UK car insurance cover me in Spain?

All UK car insurance policies provide a minimum of third-party insurance for drivers in European Economic Area (EEA) countries. … If you have comprehensive or third-party fire and theft car insurance in the UK, it’s possible you’ll only have third-party cover when driving abroad.

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.

Do I need an International Driving Permit for Spain after Brexit?

Most drivers will not need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in all EU countries such as France and Spain after 1 January 2021.

Do I need a GB or UK sticker to drive in Europe?

Furthermore, the government guidelines for UK nationals planning to drive outside the UK must display a UK sticker on the rear of the vehicle if the plate’s number has a GB identifier with the Union flag, a euro symbol, the flag of England, Scotland or Wales or only if it contains numbers and letters.

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Can I drive in Spain after Brexit?

If you’re a British licence holder who didn’t register your intention to exchange your licence for a Spanish one before the end of 2020, you have an extra three months during which to drive with your UK licence in Spain and take your Spanish driving test to be able to continue driving in Spain after the new deadline

How much does it cost to register a UK 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.

How much does it cost to export a car from UK to Spain?

The cost of shipping a car to Spain from the UK will depend on the make, value and age of the car, as well as the distance it will be transported. On average, your costs should be around £450 to £700 plus VAT.