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Diplomatic Privileges Manual

HM Revenue & Customs
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Motor vehicles: purchase of UK manufactured vehicles

Entitled missions and entitled individuals may purchase vehicles manufactured in the UK, from a UK manufacturer (and occasionally approved dealers), free of VAT using Form TX 26 (available from FCO).

The applicant should complete one copy of Form TX26 and obtain authorisation of the Head of the Mission.

After authorisation the TX26 should be forwarded to the DMIOU Protocol Directorate at the FCO for certification.

After certification, the FCO will retain a photocopy and forward the original form to the selling agent.

On receipt of a correctly completed form the selling agent will send the FCO the following:

  • a covering letter with details of purchase and purchaser
  • two copies of the vehicle and tax invoice
  • one copy of the diplomatic registration form and the authorised Form TX26 and process the payment.

FCO will make the necessary refund direct to the dealer.