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We are leaving France permanently in April and I am "importing" our French car into UK. I've been reading up on the UK requirements and know what's involved going into UK but I am wondering if I am supposed to declare somewhere (on the ANTS system perhaps) that the car is leaving France permanently and thus can be removed from their database. Anyone have an idea ?
 

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I believe that when you re register your car in the UK DVLA informs the french authorities that it has been exported
Was the vehicle previously registered in the UK as this will make it easier Have you researched insurance? DVLA does not allow a vehicle to be driven in the UK whislt in the re reg process except for travelling to or from an MOT test You may need to look at specialist insurers to cover you on the VIN and this could be expensive If it is a LHD you may want to consider selling it in France before your move
 

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I advise you to contact your local dealer with this question. The fact that the transcript of the VIN number will show the border crossing is yes.
 

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We are leaving France permanently in April and I am "importing" our French car into UK. I've been reading up on the UK requirements and know what's involved going into UK but I am wondering if I am supposed to declare somewhere (on the ANTS system perhaps) that the car is leaving France permanently and thus can be removed from their database. Anyone have an idea ?
I don't believe you have to inform ANTS, in fact it could be a very bad idea to do so if you are taking the car back to the UK. Let the DVLA deal with it.
 

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I don't believe you have to inform ANTS, in fact it could be a very bad idea to do so if you are taking the car back to the UK. Let the DVLA deal with it.
Agreed, don't over think or over complicate it, for France the only thing you must do is cancel the insurance.

For UK don't forget about NOVA


I advise you to contact your local dealer with this question. The fact that the transcript of the VIN number will show the border crossing is yes.
Apart from the nonsensical construct of that sentence what on earth have crossing a border and a vehicles VIN got to do with each other!
 
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