How long can you drive a foreign car be driven in the UK for?

What are the rules for using foreign cars in the UK? A car owned by a European family now living near me shows a foreign number plate and has done so for at least five years. Will their car be subject to an MoT and road tax and insurance cover?

Asked on 5 October 2013 by rob hopkins

Answered by Honest John
If the car has been here for more than six months without being UK registered and transferred to UK plates then yes, that is illegal. The rule is more than six months in any 12 months, so taking it back to country of origin then bringing it back to the UK does not work.
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