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British car info

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British car info

Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:48 pm

Hi,
Does anyone know how long you can keep your GB registered car for in BG. How do you go about re-registering it. Ours is an Astra Estate 2 ltre.
Has anyone done this and can share their experience and know the approx cost please.
We were under the impression you could keep it here for one year, is this correct?


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Re: British car info

Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:06 pm

Hi allandy,
I would seriously consider NOT registering your Astra in another country, but maybe use it [if you have to] to relocate, then repatriate it to uk.
If it is worth any money, cash it in and buy a LHD. a UK RHD. reregistered instantly becomes worthless or only small value in Mainland Europe where only LHD have a reasonable mkt. value.
I have been dealing in this mkt. for yrs. and so many people get upset when they try to sell me a RHD on foreign plates, and then I offer them next to nothing. or try to part ex. right hand drives with foreign plates for a lhd.
Even if you buy a LHD on other plates other than Bulgarian, it will be a far better bet, when you have reg. it in Bulgaria, and come to trade it.


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Re: British car info

Post Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:49 am

Hi,

The following information was posted a few weeks ago by Questbulgaria who are very knowlegable about all this kind of thing, so I have cut and pasted their info for you.

I hope this will help you

regards

Dom

You will need the Registration Document (e.g., V5C form from the DVLA), car insurance, plus documentary proof of ownership (the same form or a sales invoice). Also, proof of origin of the vehicle. This can be the EUR1certificate which you can get from your local VAT office or from the Customs and Excise helpline. (Note: the EUR1 will only be stamped if the vehicle was manufactured in the EU - so don't bother to get this if you have, say, an American car).

For any vehicle over 10 years, the combined import duties and VAT may make it prohibitively expensive (unless it's your much loved classic which you feel is worth it). For cars under 10 years old, those produced in the EU benefit from preferential import duties. Duties are calculated according to the power output of the engine, measured either in brake horse power or kilowatt hours. Vat is charged as well.

You'll then need to visit your local KAT office - traffic police - to re-register the vehicle (again proof of ownership, proof of insurance, MOT, company registration documents - if you want it in the name of your company, etc...)
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Re: British car info

Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:20 pm

Thank you so much


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Re: British car info

Post Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:56 pm

Do you know the rates of duty, as we have a EUR1 and our vehicle is under 10 years old and is a 2and half litre engine

 

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