We offer a GB registration service with the DVLA as part of our 'Premium'
or 'Standard' Service Packages.
Registration' Service - Vehicles Self-supplied
We are able to offer a GB registration service with the DVLA if you have
imported your car yourself whether RHD or LHD. The
'GB Registration' service fee is £280/€320 for a standard
application to include a set of number plates, but excludes the DVLA first
registration fee (£55/€63) and
DVLA VED fee ( road tax disc) which depends upon the vehicle. This is invoiced only on successful completion of
3 Vehicle Excise Duty /
Road Fund Licence / Road Tax
These are various terms referred to the current licensing of the motor
vehicle and is displayed in the front bottom left corner of the
windscreen. Paid either annually or six monthly in advance, the rate
depends upon the age of the vehicle, fuel it uses and the CO2
emissions - see http://www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk//ved_calculator.asp
SPECIAL NOTE: Should you leave the UK
permanently whilst there is at least one full month of road tax remaining,
then you may apply for a refund for the remaining unused full months using
form V14 available from any post office or from the DVLA website.
4a Documents - Proof
of Name & Address
a) Proof of Name: Photo ID Style Licence, Paper Driving Licence, Birth
Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Passport, Company
b) Proof of Address: Photo ID Driving Licence, Recent Utility Bill (not
mobile phone), Recent Bank or Credit Card Statement
The selected documents need to be scanned and submitted to us for
website link for more details on the documents.
4b Documents - Insurance
Original (not copy) Insurance Certificate or Cover Note issued by a UK
insurer based on the 17 digit VIN. If necessary, state that the car is to
be GB registered and will not be used on the public road until the DVLA
has assigned a registration mark and the insurance company has been
advised so that they can complete their records. An endorsement to this
effect may be added to the insurance certificate or cover note if
SPECIAL NOTE: Should your insurance company
decline to issue an insurance certificate or cover note based on the 17
digit VIN or chassis number, then we are able to submit the application to
the DVLA Leeds, whereby the application will be processed to the point
where a GB registration mark is assigned to the vehicle in order to advise
to your insurance company to issue an insurance certificate or cover note
based on the newly assigned GB registration mark. Once the newly issued
insurance certificate or cover note is received by the DVLA Leeds, the
application will be completed and your documents returned to you along
with the tax disc.
4c EU Certificate of
All vehicles under tens years of age require an EU Certificate
of Conformity (CoC) in order to register the car with the DVLA.
5 Application Processed
Once the DVLA application for first (GB) registration has been
processed, the original documents will be returned to you along directly
from the DVLA Leeds with the tax disc and the V948 Number plate
authorisation form. The V5C Registration Certificate issued by the DVLA
Swansea usually follows a week or so later.
6 V948 - Number Plates &
The V948 will enable you to purchase a set of number plates
from most car accessory stores, mostly while you wait over the counter.
Proof of identity will be required as explained on the V948.
Alternatively we normally order a set of number plates and send them
directly to your address once we have been notified of the registration
mark assigned without the need of having the V948 form as we have an
internal documented arrangement with the number plate manufacturer.
7a VAT on New Cars (NMT)
New vehicles under six months of age or having covered
less than 6,000
km (3,750 miles) and supplied from within the EU must have their VAT paid in the country
of destination (registration). Unless you are a VAT registered body able
to purchase the vehicle through their business, normally the supplier will
hold a VAT bond until proof (VAT receipt) has been furnished that VAT has
been paid in the country of destination or the vehicle has been
permanently exported from the EU. Some exceptions
apply - details on request.
7b HMRC - VAT
We shall submit the required VAT declaration with the
main DVLA application.
i) Premium Service - As we shall be paying the VAT for you on your behalf,
you will simply receive the VAT receipt directly from HMRC. Keep this for six years as proof that VAT was paid in the UK.
ii) Standard Service - As you are paying the supplier
directly, once HMRC process the VAT declaration, they will issue you
with a VAT demand to pay the UK VAT usually within 30 days. On
receipt of this payment, HM Customs will issue you with a receipt. Keep this for six years as proof that VAT was paid
in the UK.
SPECIAL NOTE: Should you
find that you end up moving your vehicle to another EU member state whilst
it is still classified as a New Means of Transport (NMT), you will
probably be demanded to pay VAT (correctly) in that EU member state. You
should then be issued with a VAT receipt from that country. This should be sent to HMRC
along with your VAT receipt, whereby HMRC may refund
you the original VAT paid to them. It is based on the principal that VAT
is levied on a vehicle within the EU in one member state only - country of
destination if it is NMT or country of origin if it is classified as a
8 Use of GB Registered Vehicles
in other EU Countries
Many of our clients then use and keep the vehicle on the Continent for
instance at their second home. We may be able to advise on the implications
of this from experience gained from other clients. Please ask for details.
9 Showroom Tax
The DVLA VED rate includes an element of 'Showroom Tax' for new vehicles
including those imported into the UK which are still classified as a NMT
(see 2f). More details as to the rates may be viewed via the following