French Licence Plates and UK?

TSR Movie Madness. Vote and debate in all of the group finals from now to Saturday evening! 15-07-2014

    Rep:
    Hello,

    Today my father took delivery of my scooter which has been registered within 'France métropolitaine' and thus has French licence plates and insurance and I wish to use it in the UK during term time however I am aware that if I go up to six months it needs to be registered and I was wondering how long do I need to keep it out of the country as it approaches the six month mark to prevent the need for registration within the UK?

    Is it as simple as taking it to France for 2-4 weeks (depending on semester break length) or is a longer gap needed?

    Thank you

    Rep:
    Ask the DVLA. I doubt they would notice anyhow tbh.

    Rep:
    You can use it for 6 months in a 12 month period. I would imagine the 12 month period starts on the first day you bring the scooter over here, so if you use it for 6 months, you need to return it for another 6 months before you can use it again without registering. If you are stopped by the police, you may need to show when you first brought it here, and so on to prove you haven't had it here for more than 6 months.

    (Original post by gbduo)
    Ask the DVLA. I doubt they would notice anyhow tbh.
    With the amount of ANPR cameras and the likes around these days, I imagine they could find out fairly easily.

    Rep:
    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    You can use it for 6 months in a 12 month period.
    Damn I suppose I could do it as I don't really want to use it during the winter as it will be quite cold

    Cheers guys

    Rep:
    I used my favorit car April to September.
    You won't want to be out on a bike much beyond september anyway.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?

    this is what you'll be called on TSR

  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?

    never shared and never spammed

  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide the button to the right to create your account

    Slide to join now Processing…

: March 17, 2012

Which unis are the poshest?

See what students perceive to be the classiest establishments in Britain

Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.