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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 23:27
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We paid no tax on our m/h when we exported it from the UK to France where we now live permanently. We do have a full-time address though which is needed for insurance I believe. Our van is registered at 3.850 and took us 7 months to get through despite having all the right paperwork, correct lights, a CT (equivalent to MOT) and insurance etc.

If you think of doing this, make sure you have a certificate of conformity before you arrive or the task is even more difficult!
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Hold on a while porterboy and, as we say, you might be 'out the gap' with a better deal as regards the VRT See Here
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I think I will be much older if that comes through. We discussed this when we joined the EEC so long ago. Very interesting to see the outcome though. Great find Jean Luc.
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I imported mine two years ago and paid 50Euro when it was registered in Jan 2011. I didnt realise that that they had changed the regulations in the meantime. Thank you Jean-Luc for pointing that out.
I'm afraid I dont have a solution to your problem.
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Surely a friends address in England would be best, no import tax as its used and easy to pop back home when you come each year for an MOT.
You don't need proof of address to register it but you would have to find insurance that would allow extended trips out of the UK.
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JP's answer is very practical. There is no requirement for proof of residence.

There is another alternative - Isle of Man, where you have to present the vehicle for first registration, which is not technically difficult, but thereafter no MOT required. If interested in that PM to me.

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