Looking to buy a LHD car in UK that was originally German. If I import from UK I will have to pay Duty & TVA.Is it possible to get a copy of the German registration with the VIN number?
If you are buying from a private seller in the UK then my advice is not to do it
From what you are saying I take it there is no german documentation or is it in the sellers name who now lives in the UK? This means that you will not be able to re register it in France as the documentation will not be in your name and you will not be able obtain any german documents as you do not live in Germany
The seller in the UK is acting unlawfully as they should have re registered it in the UK How will you get it to France and what happens if the car is a pile of rubbish?
Over the years I have seen this sort of thing time and time again and it always ends in tears with a car rusting away in a barn
If you are buying from a bona fide dealer in the UK they should be able to deal with all the admin required to overcome this problem
Having re read your post are you trying to circumvent French import laws by trying to get a German reg doc ? My comments still apply in that you cannot do so because you do not live in Germany
Trying to evade customs duty is a serious matter
I don't see it as trying to evade customs duty, if the car was originally German then it is TVA paid in the EU, I was wondering if it is possible to get a copy of the original German reg doc but I do not live there.
Q: What is the current official/legal registration document associated to the vehicle German or UK ?
Currently UK plate.
Sorry for delay, this link is in French, first one I came accross, I have to agree in part with a previous contributor the procedure is fairly involved but possible if the vehicle is worth the hassle, of course you'll notice the word Brexit crop up, i have no further comment on that particular debacle. Good luck. https://www.eplaque.fr/infos/brexit-les-changements-pour-immatriculer-un-vehicule-importe-du-royaume-uni-en-2021
Since Brexit it needs to be a very good deal to make it worth importing from the UK and paying duty. My question was whether it is possible to revert to the original German Reg and then import but this does not appear possible.