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VW CAMPERVAN IMPORTING INFORMATION

Registering your new imported VW campervan...

Here are the details anyone in the UK will need for registering
an imported vehicle into the UK.

You need the following:

  • Form V55/5 & form VAT 414 from the DVLA.
  • Fee is £38 to register new vehicle.
  • Fee for the cost of the tax disc.
  • Proof 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).
  • MOT 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!
  • The original registration document (supplied by VDub Campers)
  • Proof that VAT & import duties have been paid (again, supplied by VDub Campers)
  • Confirmation of name & address - your driving licence will do for this

Additional things the DVLA don't tell you!:

  • The DVLA may wish to inspect your vehicle to confirm the chassis and engine numbers (no cost).
  • They 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




 

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