CAMPERVAN IMPORTING INFORMATION
your new imported VW campervan...
Here are the details anyone in the UK will need for registering
an imported vehicle into the UK.
need the following:
Form V55/5 & form VAT 414 from the DVLA.
is £38 to register new vehicle.
for the cost of the tax disc.
of Insurance - Specialist insurance is available which will be considerably
cheaper. See our links
or the ones on www.vwcampers.co.uk
(I used Adrian
Flux - they are cheap and will insure you based on the chassis
number as it is an import, also give a discount if you are a member
of an owner's club, which you probably need anyway - see below).
certificate - you can legally drive the vehicle from the point of
import to a garage near your home to have an MOT before it is registered
(But you must be insured!) Ask the garage to leave the registration
mark blank - I was sent back by the DVLA as the garage put the old
US reg in here!
original registration document (supplied by VDub Campers)
that VAT & import duties have been paid (again, supplied by
of name & address - your driving licence will do for this
Additional things the DVLA don't tell you!:
DVLA may wish to inspect your vehicle to confirm the chassis and
engine numbers (no cost).
may well ask for proof of the age of the vehicle. The easiest way
to do this is to contact the VW Owner's Club of GB and ask for a
letter of confirmation for the DVLA - they ask you to join the club
£22.50 - all you require is the Chassis number, and VDub Campers
will give you this in advance. Contact: Rodney Slay Tel: 01952 242167,
28 Longnor Rd, Telford, Shropshire TF1 3NY or website www.vwocgb.com