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Torrevieja Police Actively Removing Foreign Vehicles

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Torrevieja Police Actively Removing Foreign Vehicles

Torrevieja Local Police have reported how every week they remove several foreign vehicles from the streets that do not comply with the regulations for driving in Spain. These vehicles are removed and deposited in the municipal vehicle pound until the legal position can be resolved.

Torrevieja Police Actively Removing Foreign Vehicles

The national traffic department, the DGT, says that if you have bought a vehicle outside of an EU country, which is of course what the UK is since BREXIT, and want to import it to circulate in our country, it will be necessary to re-register it in Spain after going through Customs.

However, they also point out that for vehicles from outside the EU, it’s not a simple process. They say, the importation of a vehicle from outside the EU is complicated, so we recommend that before carrying it out you inform yourself at the State Tax Agency of the steps to take for importation and the payments to be made at customs.

For some time, the authorities have received continual complaints about foreign registered vehicles driving in Spain without carrying out the correct procedures for importation. Sadly, for the Brits, this process is now a lot more complicated than it was, but doesn’t change the fact that reregistration is a legal requirement if you import your vehicle.

Of course, tourists visiting the country for a short period are welcome to bring their cars and are allowed to drive in Spain, but this is only for a short period of time.

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Freelance journalist and reporter on the Costa Blanca in Spain, writing for a range of publications, digital and in print, including N332, This is Torrevieja, SpanishVida, Mad Black Cat, Today in Spain, The Leader, Costa Blanca People, Spanish Traffic Law, and others.

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