MOT/ITV

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  • #52886
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    1) Can a British register car have its MOT carried out in Spain ? Would it be valid ? will the centre carry out the test considering the vehicle would have english registration.

    2) Assuming that the above (1) will not be acceptable. Can a MOT be carried out in Gibralter and would ot be valid in UK.

  • #72115
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    Shakeel – I looked into this myself just recently re. my British-registered car that I have with me.
    Found a Government website, and another non-government one, that both stated very clearly:
    A British registered car can only have a MOT test at a government-approved testing station in the United Kingdom.
    So much for the spirit of the EU, eh?!

    Will try and find the websites for you.

  • #72116
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    @shakeel wrote:

    1) Can a British register car have its MOT carried out in Spain ? Would it be valid ? will the centre carry out the test considering the vehicle would have english registration.

    Only if it is being carried out as part of the rematriculation process i.e. the car is being re-registered onto Spanish plates. The ITV has no validity in the UK or Spain on a UK plated car.

    @shakeel wrote:

    2) Assuming that the above (1) will not be acceptable. Can a MOT be carried out in Gibralter and would ot be valid in UK.

    No.

  • #72131
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    Thank you for your replies. So the question comes in as to what happens to English registered cars that are there legally ( for six months or less )

    1) What is the position when one is driving in Spain ?

    2) How does it affect the Insurance ?

    3) What is the position when you drive from Dover/Portsmouth etc to where ever you lived in UK ( i.e. duration of the Journey) when the MOT has expired.

    Charlie, dont even start me on EU. I am not anti Europe!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • #72133
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    I think the theory is you are supposed to ensure your MOT will be valid for the duration of your overseas trip. If not, get another one before you start your trip!
    I think this is based on the fact that most European countries, including where I am, only allow you to have your Brit. registered car in their country for a maximum of 6 months. If you want it permanently there you are supposed to officially import it and register it.

    Found below someone asking the same question as you on: http://www.ukmot.com/find.asp

    From: Tony Walmer
    French MOT
    I am going to live in France for three months during which time the MOT will expire. Is it possible to have the test carried out in France?

    Answer: Unfortunately you are either going to have to return briefly to these shores to carry out the test or have it done for 12 months before you go: Only registered MOT garages are allowed to test and they are all in the U.K.

    “So much for the spirit of the EU”?
    Was only meaning if we’re all allowed to travel, live and work freely within the EU without necessarily taking up citizenship – why can’t our cars?! 🙁

  • #72134
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    Guardia are cracking down in the Albox area of Almeria. SO many British cars here illegally. And boy are they arguing the toss on a local web site.
    Probably that’s why the Spanish refer to Brits in that area as the gypsies.

    As for car insurance I was told out of UK for more than 30 days ,at any one time,you only have 3rd party.
    Same with house insurance. Out of property for a month ,at a time, and you are not covered.

  • #72135
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    Yes, one can carry this out before leaving if it was a few weeks here and there.

    However as people may spend say four months+/-, why should they carry out a premature MOT or for that matter contibute to the coffers.

    As people move about in the EU, they will carry certain mobile material possessions, e.g cars, motor bikes, lap top, ipods etc.

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