N.I. not part of UK (according to DVLA)

N.I. not part of UK (according to DVLA)

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stu247

Original Poster:

805 posts

215 months

Monday 29th March 2004
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Ok, I've had just about enough of this nonsense..!

As many of you know, or not as the case may be, I bought my Chim in Cardiff about 6 weeks ago.

Now, I filled out the V5/2, or whatever it is, section of the registration document in the presence of the previous owner, who then presented the form to the local DVLA office in Cardiff or thereabouts.

I would have thought I would have received some sort of documentation thru the post by now confirming me as the new owner then I could go to the NI DVLA to get a NI log book or new fangled form thingy that they are rolling out.
So I ring the DVLA up, as instructed on the back of the form V5/2, only to be told that I need to export the car to NI.....ehh ?
"NI is part of the UK" (no politics please )I say to the person on one of the 220 lines that DVLA have in service.."NI has a different registration" said the nice lady....."You need to give me a UK address so I can send you the document, you then need to complete the section marked 'Exporting a car' and return it to us"......."right"..." but NI IS part of the UK" I said......"I know" said the lady...."but you need an address over here"........

Wot's all this about then.....?????
Am I going to have to give my brothers address so he can forward the forms onto me to sign and return to the DVLA.......??? oh I dunno why is nothin easy...


Stu.



stevieturbo

15,628 posts

216 months

Wednesday 7th April 2004
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I dont see why it should be a problem.
Ive bought cars on the mainland before. The owner has filled in the part at the bottom of their tax book, sent it off with my details, and I have received the new ( English ) log book to my address.
But, yes, after I recieved this, I had to go to the tax office here, and fill in an Export/Import form, as I was importing the vehicle into Northern Ireland.

johnny bravo

54 posts

219 months

Friday 9th April 2004
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Dont talk to me about this,
I have just brought a chimaera over from England recently and went to tax it yesterday, only to be told that I needed an import cert. this is going to take 2 weeks to sort out. The people in Colraine havent a clue as i inquired about this several weeks ago and there was no mention of this. Its rediculous we have to import a car from one Swansea to Armagh, whats it all coming to.

stu247

Original Poster:

805 posts

215 months

Friday 9th April 2004
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johnny bravo said:
Dont talk to me about this,
I have just brought a chimaera over from England recently and went to tax it yesterday, only to be told that I needed an import cert. this is going to take 2 weeks to sort out. The people in Colraine havent a clue as i inquired about this several weeks ago and there was no mention of this. Its rediculous we have to import a car from one Swansea to Armagh, whats it all coming to.



GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! pain in the arse or what...!!

I phoned Coleraine and they basically said all I need to do was fill out form V55/5 - "Application for a first licence for a used motor vehicle and declaration for registration" which i've just recieved, a new log book will be sent out by return....remains to be seen.

This does seem to be the form you require....
My problem is my car is taxed until OCT 04 so all i need is the log book and not the bloody tax...problems problems..
Stu.

jigs

1,840 posts

219 months

Friday 9th April 2004
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You don't need to do anything until the tax runs out then it's simple i.e. register a used car on V55/5. it's no big deal they'll take the V5 and replace it with a much nicer log book.
Surely all Chimaera owners can't be thick!
-- as well as blind.

>> Edited by jigs on Friday 9th April 19:42

Big simp

114 posts

233 months

Friday 9th April 2004
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Theres that Jigs man stirring up the community once again,ever think of a career in politics old boy,seems you certainly have the correct attitiude,,,,,,,,,,,,

stevieturbo

15,628 posts

216 months

Friday 9th April 2004
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All I had to do, was fill in the appropraite form when I was taxing the car for the first time here.
There was no hassle, and no fuss. They gave me a tax disc, and posted the new NI log bok out to me.

stu247

Original Poster:

805 posts

215 months

Saturday 10th April 2004
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jigs said:
You don't need to do anything until the tax runs out then it's simple i.e. register a used car on V55/5. it's no big deal they'll take the V5 and replace it with a much nicer log book.
Surely all Chimaera owners can't be thick!
-- as well as blind.




Yes Jigs but the MOT runs out next month !!

It's as well us Chimps (sorry guys but need to use it this time) have thick skins.....

Anyway when ever I tell people what model my car is, at least it does not sound like I've got a lisp...

Ducking for cover......

>> Edited by stu247 on Saturday 10th April 18:12

stevieturbo

15,628 posts

216 months

Sunday 11th April 2004
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what has the mot got to do with getting a new log book ??
You may need it to tax the car, but not to get a log book changed.

And you can mot an un-registered car. Just MOT it using the chassis number.
I know a dealer that has done this a few times with Jap imort cars.

se7en services n

10 posts

209 months

Tuesday 13th April 2004
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Your right were not part of UK as far as DVLCO are concerned you ought to try getting a car through SVA Cars that comply across the pond fail here on desigh points [ NOT Construction] and on appeal we get told that SVA rules are applied differently here to mainland and Swansea has no duristiction over N.I.

Are we under direct rule or what is there a secret agenda going on........ All I know is we are being shafted at every opportunity.