Importing a non-EU vehicle into Spain – all you need to know

Importing a non-EU vehicle into Spain – all you need to know The UK is no longer a member of the European Union (EU), and is therefore a “third country” so there are a few more hoops to jump through in order to bring goods or vehicles into Spain from outside the EU. The rules…

How to calculate Special Registration Tax when registering a vehicle in Spain

When registering a vehicle in Spain, you will need to pay (or waive in some cases) the Special Registration Tax. For the purpose of this article, we are going to look at cars and 4x4s (Turismos y Todo Terrenos in Spanish) on mainland Spain.Motorbikes, bikes, motorhomes, historic vehicles, commercial/large vehicles and vehicles being registered in…

Registering your vehicle in Spain, the ITV test

When registering a vehicle in Spain, you need to pass an ITV test. An ITV test (inspección técnica de vehículos)  is the technical inspection that verifies the vehicle qualifies to be driving on the Spanish highway.  Where you need to go to pass the inspection The DGT provide a list of every authorised vehicle inspection centre…

How long can you drive a foreign plated car in Spain before registering it

How long can you drive a foreign plated car in Spain before registering it?  It’s a question that is raised over and over again on social media, and we’re asked almost every week – ‘’How long can you drive a foreign-plated car in Spain before having to  register it?’’ There are hundreds of blogs out…