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Insuring & driving a car on French plates from UK to Poland


PeeWee Cheshire
1 Sep 2013 #1
Hi - has anyone had any experience of whats involved in buying a car on French plates in UK, insuring it in UK to then drive it & leaving it permanently in Poland?
mr plough
3 Sep 2013 #2
Would be a pain as the uk insurers will not want to insure a foreign reg car the french wont insure you unless its in your name and you have a permenant french address then when you get to poland you will pay import tax plus vehicle checks registration fees etc i would register it in the uk get it insursed and moted drive it to poland after 1 year you wont pay import tax as it falls under personal possessions and then register it
ELLIOTWICKS96 - | 3
15 Feb 2017 #3
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Car insurance for a UK resident in Poland



hi i am 21 and live in the UK but i am looking to insure a car in Poland as my girlfriends family live there. but i cant seem to find out if i can insure a car in Poland whilst living in the UK but also i would like to know if when i go there would i be okay to use someone else's vehicle if they have AC or OC insurance.
pawian 222 | 23,700
11 Nov 2023 #4
Extreme rarity in Poland - rara avis - white raven - Irish plates:

Amasing - such a small country and so many symbols in the plates.



Alien 18 | 4,803
11 Nov 2023 #5
so many symbols in the plates.

The explanation is simple, this is car number 1716624 in Ireland.
Atch 23 | 4,053
11 Nov 2023 #6
so many symbols in the plates.

The KE stands for Kerry. There are 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland so depending on where the car was first registered you'll have the letters for the county on the plate. The full name of the county is written in Irish above the number. The numbers represent the year and whether the car was registered in the first half or second half of that year and the final digits show where it falls in the sequence of cars registered. Unlike Poland, the plates go with the car for life

would i be okay to use someone else's vehicle if they have AC or OC insurance.

You can check their insurance documents or they can call the insurance company and check. In Poland it's the car that's insured and not the driver, so it should be ok, but check first.
pawian 222 | 23,700
14 Nov 2023 #7
Unlike Poland, the plates go with the car for life

Amasing. And very practical. No need to arrange new plates when buying a car.

On the other hand, driving in the region and seeing most plates assigned to it is relaxing coz it corroborates and enhances the integrity in our little motherlands aka provinces of Poland. If the cars with different plates were scattered all over the country, it would introduce unnecessary mess, I suppose.

I am in two minds now.


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