There are two different scenarios, resident and non resident both of which have been explainedwingman wrote: ↑Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:24 pmYou have 30 days to import and re-plate any non Spanish registered vehicle once you become habitually resident. That date is from first use in Spain...called the "dato de circulation". The authorities assume you are using said vehicle from the moment you arrive...even if you get a Certificate of EU Registration (residente temporal) downstream. That is the law.
It is incorrect and misleading to suggest that the vehicle somehow becomes a separate legal entity and it can stay forever providing it is fully legal in the country of registration. It must by law (national and EU) be registered to someone or an entity - company.
This is about import and tax laws...not traffic regulations.
My German ex partner was done by GC Traffico ( report then denounced to the AEAT) for owning (because name was on the Permisso de Circulation, Fecha Technica and IVTM receipt) a Spanish reg car...without proof of residency status.
For the sceptics and unsures ...the best solution can be obtained from your very helpful Jeffe Official Destacamento de Traffico GC in Acequion or next time you see a GC Atestado y Informas van on the side of the road, just walk over with all your "legal" UK documents, Spanish residencia and they will give you an answer...
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