Moving to Spain with a JDM import (exporting car to Spain)

Moving to Spain with a JDM import (exporting car to Spain)

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MrGRT

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263 posts

122 months

Thursday 6th June 2019
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I've got a JDM import but it doesn't have any japanese documents (original sale, maintenace records, etc).
Also don't have the importing docs but do have a copy of when it was first registered in the UK (2007), every MOT since and a sale letter from the previous owner when I bought the car as proof of ownership along with the V5 in my name.

Maybe a dumb question but will it be difficult to register the car in Spain ?





rdjohn

4,517 posts

154 months

Thursday 6th June 2019
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I feel certain that if you do it before 31st October, it should only mean getting the correct lenses etc.

It’s a personal import from another EU country and you can prove long term ownership.

mickrick

3,574 posts

132 months

Wednesday 19th June 2019
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If you were already a resident, it would be pretty much impossible, but as a new resident, you are allowed to import your vehicle that you bring with you.
It's a nice little loop hole I discovered recently.
Make sure you find a good Gestor to do all the paperwork for you, and do it within 6 months of arriving. Good luck wink.

mickrick

3,574 posts

132 months

Monday 29th July 2019
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Keep us posted... wink
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Shnozz

22,270 posts

230 months

Tuesday 30th July 2019
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mickrick said:
If you were already a resident, it would be pretty much impossible, but as a new resident, you are allowed to import your vehicle that you bring with you.
It's a nice little loop hole I discovered recently.
Make sure you find a good Gestor to do all the paperwork for you, and do it within 6 months of arriving. Good luck wink.
Does that loophole only exist if you become resident?

And is it limited to one car per person? wink

mickrick

3,574 posts

132 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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Shnozz said:
mickrick said:
If you were already a resident, it would be pretty much impossible, but as a new resident, you are allowed to import your vehicle that you bring with you.
It's a nice little loop hole I discovered recently.
Make sure you find a good Gestor to do all the paperwork for you, and do it within 6 months of arriving. Good luck wink.
Does that loophole only exist if you become resident?

And is it limited to one car per person? wink
If you owned the car before you apply for your residenca, you can import it. As far as I know, there's no restriction on how many, obviously within reason.
I put a motorcycle on Spanish matriculation, and it was looking a bit iffy for me, as I couldn't find a sticker with the homologation number on it. But it also came to light that I'd forgotten to change my padronamiento (register with the town hall) when I moved house to another municipality. So I dashed off to my local town hall to register, and got a new empadronamiento certificate, with the date I'd changed it over. Result! It looked like I'd just moved onto the Island, and they didn't ask for a copy of my residencia, which would have been dated before I owned the bike.
I just squeezed it through, but I'd uncovered a loophole, as it was explained to me that they wouldn't refuse to import a vehicle you bring over with you, when you become a resident, as it would look prejudice. I think you need to have owned it at least six months though, but don't quote me on that. You're supposed to register the vehicle within three months of arriving.

James-jupp

23 posts

1 month

Thursday 19th November
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if you become resident and import the car onto spanish plates when you move, its classed as personal belongings, and theres no import tax to pay.

if you do it afterwards - you can do it whenever - you will have to pay the import fee. each car is different, and its based on the initial value of the car, and its co2 output.

total cost to import a 2.2d jaguar a few years ago was just under 2k. a 1997 ford fiesta cost about a grand.

we organise imports for our customers at work, so i see them all the time - the law changed a few years ago, and JDM are now allowed.