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Old Aug 14th 2017, 3:53 am
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Hi, I am hoping someone may have some information that could help....
I am looking to purchase a French registered vehicle from my cousin who has recently moved back to the UK.
It is currently being imported and if I purchase I will then wish to drive it to Spain to have it registered there and put on Spanish number plates. In order to be able to insure the vehicle for the journey to Spain, my current Spanish insurance company advises I need to get temporary Spanish number plates to insure it with them.
How easy is it to do this and what paperwork would be required please?
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Thank you Rosemary that is good to know.
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Originally Posted by Lenihan
Hi, I am hoping someone may have some information that could help....
I am looking to purchase a French registered vehicle from my cousin who has recently moved back to the UK.
It is currently being imported and if I purchase I will then wish to drive it to Spain to have it registered there and put on Spanish number plates. In order to be able to insure the vehicle for the journey to Spain, my current Spanish insurance company advises I need to get temporary Spanish number plates to insure it with them.
How easy is it to do this and what paperwork would be required please?
Wouldn't it be easier for your cousin to drive it back to France and put you on his French insurance policy as a named driver (I'm not even sure that that is necessary). Then you can drive it to Spain, transfer ownership there and register it in Spain.
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Originally Posted by Lenihan
Hi, I am hoping someone may have some information that could help....
I am looking to purchase a French registered vehicle from my cousin who has recently moved back to the UK.
It is currently being imported and if I purchase I will then wish to drive it to Spain to have it registered there and put on Spanish number plates. In order to be able to insure the vehicle for the journey to Spain, my current Spanish insurance company advises I need to get temporary Spanish number plates to insure it with them.
How easy is it to do this and what paperwork would be required please?
All the info is on the DGT site in english: https://sede.dgt.gob.es/Galerias/tra...-verdes_EN.pdf
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Wouldn't it be easier for your cousin to drive it back to France and put you on his French insurance policy as a named driver (I'm not even sure that that is necessary). Then you can drive it to Spain, transfer ownership there and register it in Spain.
Thanks Novocastrian but the French insurance on the vehicle is now cancelled since they now live in UK. I know I will not be able to insure it with a UK insurance company but thought only option was to go with my Spanish insurer if I can get transit plates.
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Suggest you research on the DGT site.........

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Thanks Spainrico but I had a look on dgt site already and it does not give anything specific about temporary number plates or how to obtain them.
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Originally Posted by Lenihan
Thanks Spainrico but I had a look on dgt site already and it does not give anything specific about temporary number plates or how to obtain them.
if you look at the link I sent from the DGT site it explains all about temporary plates and the summary is in english.
https://sede.dgt.gob.es/Galerias/tra...-verdes_EN.pdf
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