5. Registering an imported vehicle

You need to register any vehicle that you’re importing into the UK permanently.

You can get a vehicle import pack from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to register an imported vehicle.

How to register

Follow the instructions for registering a new vehicle or use one of the registration schemes for the motor trade.

You’ll need to send the original foreign registration certificate to show when the vehicle was manufactured (you won’t get this back).

You may be able to prove the date another way if you don’t have this, eg with a letter from the manufacturer or a vehicle enthusiast club.

You’ll also need to provide:

Send original documents, not photocopies or faxed copies.

DVLA may ask to see the vehicle to check its identity.