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Registering a UK car in Portugal

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Registering a UK car in Portugal

Post Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:56 pm

I'm trying to help a couple in the UK who will be moving out here and bringing their car with them. They want to put the car onto PT plates and are asking who could do that for them. Is there any particular person that I need to be looking for? Is this something that driving schools would do; I know that they help with driving licences for instance.

 

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Re: Registering a UK car in Portugal

Post Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:00 am

I would sugest finding someone the equivalent of DocLagos in their area and getting them to do the legwork. We used an agency in Faro wich saved us €10,000!

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Re: Registering a UK car in Portugal

Post Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:07 am

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I would sugest finding someone the equivalent of DocLagos in their area and getting them to do the legwork. We used an agency in Faro wich saved us €10,000!

Regards

Robin



Thanks Robin. I've dropped DocLagos a line to see if they know of anybody.

I should have mentioned that this is for the Coimbra area. If anyone knows of a service similar to DocLagos could they let me know please?

 

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Re: Registering a UK car in Portugal

Post Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:14 pm

There are at least two agencies that do car registration in Viseu, so I would expect there are some in Coimbra.

 

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Re: Registering a UK car in Portugal

Post Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:06 am

I used an advocada, her fee might seem high, however, it was worth every penny. She has two offices, one in Coimbra and another in Miranda da Corvo. Her name is Dra. Solange, telephone number (00) 351 966 867 532. She speaks English. Be prepared: registering a foreign car in Portugal is not for the fainthearted, unless somebody like an advocado helps you.

 

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Re: Registering a UK car in Portugal

Post Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:07 pm

Thank you Joseph. That's very helpful. Can I ask how much she charged please? Feel free to contact me via PM if you prefer.

 

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Re: Registering a UK car in Portugal

Post Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:55 pm

I think it was 1k (euros), however, this involved a lot of work, including two visits outside her office at least, one to the Technical Inspection place, and another to Portuguese Customs, each visit of several hours duration. The normal import tax was 25K Euros (I am not joking), but I paid zero tax, thanks to her efforts. If you do decide to ring her, you can mention my name, if you like (Joseph). Good luck. Joseph

 

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