Could I keep a car in Spain being a non resident?

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  • #57058
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    Igurisu
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    I’m toying with the idea of buying a cheap run about and keeping it at my fathers apartment for all the family to use when we visit. Is this possible as a non resident? I’m thinking about owner registration, insurance, tax etc…

  • #112106
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    As long as you have an NIE number and an original Escritura (title deeds) or rental contract for accommodation in your name you should be fine

  • #112114
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    Igurisu
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    Can I apply for an NIE number if I’m not resident?

  • #112240
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    There is no problem in keeping a car in Spain. They will love it as you will pay the road tax, Insurance tax. I have had my car in Spain for a number of years. The car hardly gets used around kms 1000 per year. I would like to sell it but do not spend enough time in Spain to get around to advertsing etc.

    You will need to get the MOT. Plenty of Insurance companies & they will accept your UK no claim bonus .

  • #112251
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    Igurisu
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    Many thanks Shakeel 🙂

    I’ll take a look around when I’m out next month.

  • #114786
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    One thing I have noticed is that you are far likely to get away with fines if you have a foreign owned car.

  • #114796
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    Besides the taxes. Why do you think they insist in getting your registered in Spain.

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