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DUA document - DO I NEED IT? (important!! spanish idiocy or not?

DUA document - DO I NEED IT? (important!! spanish idiocy or not?

Old Jun 25th 2012, 11:53 pm
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HI everyone , im new on here so please be nice to me:P

I need to ask about the registration of the car from anotehr EU country (my case is CZech Rep. - as I used to live there and the car is registered there)..
regarding the registration the car here in Gran canaria we have a lot things done already (ITV, NIE, IMPuesto matriculacion and circulacion... though - now we have a confusion.

The guy in Trafico in Las Palmas told us today (another one then yesterday) that in my case we will need DUA yet (Documento Unico Administrativo) - in order to finish the registration... INteresting is, that yesterday, there was another guy, to which btw I gave out because of his behaviour (behaved like I were some idiot from east bumble****k - he was the most annoying and idiotic officer I ever had to deal with) - and he didnt tell us anythin about DUA (we travel 50km to Las Palmas one way and 50km back ... Now, I looked into it and found this:
http://www.dgt.es/was6/portal/conten...n/mathisto.pdf and this: http://matriculaciones.info/ - both state, that DUA document is needed only for vehicles bein imported here from countried of the THIRD WORLD!! EXCUSE me, but CZ is part of European Union!!! so what is this fuss about??? Do I really need it? or the officers wanted to be smart and piss me off even more (because I got angry with that first one day before - and btw they met for a short talk while we been waitin behind counter )?? or is there any special rule which applies for Canary Islands??

BTW I am askin - - because it will take another day for me to get that DUA - we asked already and it takes goin to town hall again, applayin for padron etc... and yet - everyone EVERYBODY tell us different - even in TRAFICO they didnt know where exactly should I pay for MAtriculacion etc.. one of them send us there the other there etc... we went to Las Palmas twice already, and I m gettin really fed up of that! my BF is angry even more because of the system here...

oh and btw - we brought my car here 6 months ago (now its 6 months) with us by the ferrie...


Please somebody tell me if the DUA is just a joke to complicate things or I really need it here in Gran Canaria...

Thank you

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Old Jun 26th 2012, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by evelyn01 View Post
EXCUSE me, but CZ is part of European Union!!
Yes it is but the Canaries aren't - at least from a tax and duty point of view.

That may be the reason why they want a DUA which is a customs document.
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Old Jun 26th 2012, 2:15 pm
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oh I see now, so it really might be required even though we travelled with the car and not had it imported by some external company...???
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Best advice would be to talk to a local gestor who knows the rules. It's complicated enough on the mainland let alone in the Canaries with potentially different rules.
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Ask Nicole in Phoenix travel. They deal with alot of the importing of cars etc to Gran Canaria. They would also do all of the paperwork etc for you. You would have to pay for the pleasure, of course, but knowing what Trafico etc can be like here, its often better to use someone who does it regularly.
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