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…

Driving in Spain – what is IVTM road tax?

If you own any sort of vehicle (van, car, motorcycle etc) that’s going to be driving around on Spanish roads, you’ll need to pay IVTM. What is IVTM? Known in Spain by the catchy title of “Impuesto Sobre Vehículos de Tracción Mecánica”, thankfully shortened to IVTM, it’s the equivalent of the UK’s Road Fund Licence…

What taxes do I need to pay when registering a vehicle in Spain?

I find when talking to our clients for the first time there is always a lot of confusion regarding the taxes that you have to pay when registering a vehicle in Spain and putting it on Spanish plates. Each individual has different circumstance whether it be that they have owned the vehicle for more than…

What is an ITV test and when do I need one?

The ITV (Inspección técnica de vehículos) is the Spanish vehicle roadworthiness test, like the MOT in the UK. The frequency of  the test depends on the category and age of the vehicle. Once you have imported a vehicle into Spain (or if you already have one registered in Spain), it’s liable for periodic inspections. Most…

Registering a right-hand drive car in Spain

Reasons why its a good idea to register a right hand drive car in Spain. Thousands of people every take the decision to bring a car from the UK and register it in Spain. Whether it’s because they are moving to Spain or because they have a holiday home here and want a vehicle to…