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Driving a Polish car in the UK


MaverickMills 2 | 5  
27 May 2009 /  #1
Hi,

Has anyone here any experience of driving a Polish registered car in the UK?

I'm actually a Brit, but buying a car in Poland this weekend to take back to the UK (it is being used in a rally... long story).

Does anyone have any experience of this? Is it straight forward? How about going through customs at Dover? What are they like?

Thanks
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
27 May 2009 /  #2
Is it straight forward

I guess so, there are Polish cars all over the place in UK
terri 1 | 1,665  
1 Jun 2009 /  #3
>>>>Has anyone here any experience of driving a Polish registered car in the UK?
...Plenty of Polish people seem to do it in the UK without any problems.
>>>I'm actually a Brit, but buying a car in Poland this weekend to take back to the UK.
...First, make sure that the car is insured for the journey. If an accident happens you will be stuck and driving without insurance is a crime.

...Also remember that within 6 months of the car crossing the border at Dover, you must have the car registered in England. This is, unfortunately, a ball.....

>>Is it straight forward? How about going through customs at Dover? What are they like?
You should have NO trouble at all going through customs as long as the car is insured and licenced (and has passed any technical examinations etc) and with a registration document (that the car is yours).

..Make sure that the Insurance you have covers you for driving the car. Seek guidance from your English insurance company about this. This can also be a ball....

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