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…

Sending documents in Spain via courier or post

We all need to send documents and post out and let’s face it, we do need to be sure that items arrive on time and to the right address/person. Despite some bad press, Correos, the Spanish postal service is pretty reliable, especially if you use one of their premium services, but unfortunately, not everyone is…

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…

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…