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Changing UK plates to Spanish

Posted: Sat Aug 6, 2022 7:33pm
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Anniebeth9

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Hi all, does anyone know of a company near Denia that can organis the change of UK to Spanish car plates. Plus the ITV tests. Thanks

killjoy

Posted: Sat Aug 6, 2022 8:38pm

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Posted: Sat Aug 6, 2022 8:38pm

You can do it on your own and save a bunch.

1, Contact any customs broker to comply with import formalities and pay import taxes plus 21% VAT on car value, customs charges and fees.

2. Change front (and rear) lights for right hand traffic.

3. Proceed to any ITV to get "Certificado de caracteristicas tecnicas". +/- 100,-

4. Pay road tax for current entire year at your coincil.

5. Pay pollition tax

6. Take all documents and title of ownership to "Trafico" to register +/- 100,-

7. Have license plates embossed +/- 35,-

8. Get insurance cover.

And that's it. A "Gestoria" will charge you charge as much as they can, better ask beforehand.

Anniebeth9

Posted: Sat Aug 6, 2022 9:10pm

Anniebeth9

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Posted: Sat Aug 6, 2022 9:10pm

killjoy wrote on Sat Aug 6, 2022 8:38pm:

You can do it on your own and save a bunch.

1, Contact any customs broker to comply with import formalities and pay import taxes plus 21% VAT on car value, customs charges and fees.

2. Change front (and rear) lights for right hand traffic.

3. Proceed to any ITV to get "Certificado de caracteristicas tecnicas". +/- 100,-

4. Pay road tax for current entire year at your coincil.

5. Pay pollition tax

6. Take all documents and title of ownership to "Trafico" to register +/- 100,-

7. Have license plates embossed +/- 35,-

8. Get insurance cover.

And that's it. A "Gestoria" will charge you charge as much as they can, better ask beforehand.

Thanks very much - that’s super helpful.

Rob60

Posted: Sun Aug 7, 2022 4:39pm

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Posted: Sun Aug 7, 2022 4:39pm

Anniebeth9 wrote on Sat Aug 6, 2022 7:33pm:

Hi all, does anyone know of a company near Denia that can organis the change of UK to Spanish car plates. Plus the ITV tests. Thanks

Or... get someone to do it for you as it is a hassle.Try car-registrations-spain.com. 

Based in La Zenia, they took our car for 5 hours while we went shopping and got something to eat and brought it back to us fully legitimate and compliant with all paperwork, work done on the car lights and ITV. Total cost 1200 €. The service they provided was first class.

La Zenia is about an hour and a half from us but, personally I would rather travel that distance and pay a company who does it on a daily basis rather than try to battle through the bureaucracy myself. 

Anniebeth9

Posted: Sun Aug 7, 2022 6:13pm

Anniebeth9

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Posted: Sun Aug 7, 2022 6:13pm

Rob60 wrote on Sun Aug 7, 2022 4:39pm:

Or... get someone to do it for you as it is a hassle.Try car-registrations-spain.com. 

Based in La Zenia, they took our car for 5 hours while we went shopping and got something to eat and brought it back to us fully legitimate and compliant with all paperwork, work done on the car lights and ITV. Total cost 1200 €. The service they provided was first class....

...

La Zenia is about an hour and a half from us but, personally I would rather travel that distance and pay a company who does it on a daily basis rather than try to battle through the bureaucracy myself. 

Thank you so much will contact them tomorrow as I wouldn’t have a clue where to start !

Rob60

Posted: Sun Aug 7, 2022 6:22pm

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Posted: Sun Aug 7, 2022 6:22pm

Anniebeth9 wrote on Sun Aug 7, 2022 6:13pm:

Thank you so much will contact them tomorrow as I wouldn’t have a clue where to start !

It makes a lot of sense and I'm sure they'll look after you. Check out their reviews.

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