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Just a quicky folks.

Buy a car in Spain as a non res- can it be used in both Spain and UK

Same question- but buying it as a resident

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Just a quicky folks.

Buy a car in Spain as a non res- can it be used in both Spain and UK

Same question- but buying it as a resident

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you can drive a Spanish plated car in Spain & the UK as either resident of Spain, or non-resident

if you are a resident of the UK, then strictly speaking you can only drive a Spanish plated car in the UK for two weeks, at which point it should be rematriculated to UK plates
 

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Oooops sorry also meant was the purchase of a car in Spain fully kosher as either a resident or non resident. Thanks
 

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if you mean can you buy a car as a non-resident? then yes you can
Not here you cant!

You have to have residency to buy a car, we had to wait until our residency came through, before any garage would sell us a car
 

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Interesting and helpful to learn that this is very different region to region.

We have researched and completed visits to two regions. After my wife decides which one WE like best ....I better research the chosen area more specifically.

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Not here you cant!

You have to have residency to buy a car, we had to wait until our residency came through, before any garage would sell us a car
which is completely ridiculous (unless maybe it was for a car loan?)

for the transfer of ownership papers, which is the 'legal' bit, you don't need padrón, nor a resident cert, according to the DGT
 

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which is completely ridiculous (unless maybe it was for a car loan?)

for the transfer of ownership papers, which is the 'legal' bit, you don't need padrón, nor a resident cert, according to the DHT
When we bought ours, albeit 7 years ago, we had to have an NIE and an address!

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which is completely ridiculous (unless maybe it was for a car loan?)

for the transfer of ownership papers, which is the 'legal' bit, you don't need padrón, nor a resident cert, according to the DGT
When we bought ours, albeit 7 years ago, we had to have an NIE and an address!

Jo xxx
No car loan............you cannot buy a car here unless you have residency, this was confirmed by several garages, lawyer and also the police...........It caused us a headache because, until we bought the house, we could no get residencia, as we were staying in a holiday let, not able to sign on the padron with that..

Spain eh

We have found lots of variation here, that seem to be at odds, especially with the regs in Andalucia
 

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So just to be clear you were not allowed to sign on the Padron nor get residency because you were renting?
 

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So just to be clear you were not allowed to sign on the Padron nor get residency because you were renting?
No

Because we did not have a rental agreement... we were renting a holiday let on a weekly basis which is not a proper rental contract. In so far as i am aware you have to either OWN a house or have a RENTAL agreement to sign on the Padron to then get residency, or vice versa

if that makes sense
 

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We had to have an NIE number and a rental contract to prove where we lived in Spain. That said, our NIE and residencia were all in one.

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We had to be on the padron, and get a new printed copy, to be able to register our last vehicle even though we already have vehicles registered in this region. Traffico have to be able to register against a legitimate address. We are not registered on the residents list as we are not here all year, and we know we shouldn't be on the padron but we have to be to register here. Totana, Murcia.

There are many different variations depending on regions, no matter what the "rules" state.
 

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No

Because we did not have a rental agreement... we were renting a holiday let on a weekly basis which is not a proper rental contract. In so far as i am aware you have to either OWN a house or have a RENTAL agreement to sign on the Padron to then get residency, or vice versa

if that makes sense
It does make sense in that I get what you're saying. I was just wondering how that fits in with requirement to register after being there 90 days- if they wont allow you?
 

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We had to be on the padron, and get a new printed copy, to be able to register our last vehicle even though we already have vehicles registered in this region. Traffico have to be able to register against a legitimate address. We are not registered on the residents list as we are not here all year, and we know we shouldn't be on the padron but we have to be to register here. Totana, Murcia.

There are many different variations depending on regions, no matter what the "rules" state.
We werent on the padron, we'd only just arrived and got our NIEs when we bought our car. Proving your point that "There are many different variations depending on regions, no matter what the "rules" state"

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We werent on the padron, we'd only just arrived and got our NIEs when we bought our car. Proving your point that "There are many different variations depending on regions, no matter what the "rules" state"

Jo xxx
and of course Jo had you gone on a Thursday it may have been different again!
 

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We werent on the padron, we'd only just arrived and got our NIEs when we bought our car. Proving your point that "There are many different variations depending on regions, no matter what the "rules" state"

Jo xxx
seems they were doing it right where you were

the DGT only wants proof that you are who you are - so passport, your NIE number & proof of address, which could your escritura if you own property here

not many people who don't live here would be buying a car if they don't own property here, so they'd have all the paperwork they need
 

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We bought our car before we were registered as residents. We moved our stuff ourselves in a rented van from UK. Drove in the van to buy a car and drove away in it - no problems. We did need to have an address because that determines your vehicle tax (how much and to whom do you pay it). We also had our NIEs.

We were helped because this is a village where everybody knows everybody else (and their business!!) since the guy who owned the car-sales place and lives in the village said "I know you because I've seen you in the paseo" when we had only just brought our first van-load of stuff.
 
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