This page gives you information that is needed to be able to register your Peugeot vehicle (not Peugeot Scooters or Motorbikes) with the DVLA in the UK.
When Importing a vehicle into the UK from the EU the first thing you must do is register the vehicle onto the HMRC NOVA system https://www.gov.uk/nova-log-in .To do this you must have a Government Gateway number which can be obtained via www.gov.uk/log-in-register-hmrc-online-services . This system then works out automatically if there are any Import Duty & Vat Payments due. Without this registration you will NOT be able to register the vehicle via the DVLA. Finally, This process must be done as soon as possible after the vehicle enters the UK. If it not done there is a potential danger of a fine issued by HMRC
When importing vehicles from outside the EU the shipping agent will work out and collect any Import Duty & Vat due before they can release the vehicle
Registration Process with the DVLA
Firstly you must request an Import Pack from the DVLA containing the blank V55/5 form and the guidelines for registration
The DVLA have updated the rules with regard to registering a used vehicle either being imported into the UK or indeed already here but being registered for the first time or being re-registered after being brought back into the UK.
Even when presented with evidence of date of first registration the DVLA are now asking for evidence of the date of manufacture.
UPDATE 17th SEPTEMBER 2018; I HAVE HAD A CONVERSATION TODAY WITH A GUY THAT HAS INFORMED US THAT HE HAS RECENTLY REGISTERED A VEHICLE HE HAS IMPORTED FROM THE EU WITH THE PROOF OF DATE OF FIRST REGISTRATION AND THE DVLA DID NOT ASK FOR PROOF OF DATE OF MANUFACTURE. OUR BEST ADVICE WOULD THEREFORE BE TO CHECK WITH DVLA FIRST TO SEE IF THEY WILL ACCEPT DATE OF FIRST REGISTRATION ONLY TO REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE.
If anyone needs help in completing the DVLA V55/5 form please contact us and we can help.
Please remember that vehicles less than ten years old will need a certificate of conformity (homologation) which can only be acquired from the manufacturer. The details of how to obtain a C.O.C can be found here https://peugeot-uk-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9263
Update November 2019; I have recently had a conversation with someone who has been told he needs a COC for his UK registered 1997 Peugeot Boxer (trying to re-register it in Portugal) and he is having trouble obtaining the COC from Peugeot Portugal and Peugeot UK. In that circumstance you will have to apply to Peugeot France by emailing them at email@example.com. We believe the cost is in the region of €150to €200 for that service
When buying a vehicle it is always a good "rule of thumb" to obtain all the paperwork you can (e.g.the Carte Grise in France) because without the information the process of registration will be delayed or even rejected.
The verification of date of manufacture can be done in one of two ways depending on the age of your vehicle.
Vehicles built after 1983 (excluding 104, pre 1986 205 & 309,305, 504 Pick-Up, 505, 604, J7 & J9)
If the DVLA require a letter from a reliable source to confirm the date of manufacture. CPUK can supply this letter which can then be presented to the DVLA. We will need the following information:
- Name and address of Owner
- Chassis number of vehicle
- Two recent photographs of the vehicle. One 3/4 front view and one of the chassis plate of the vehicle
Once completed please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
From this information we can find the date of manufacture and we can issue the necessary document that can be presented to the DVLA with all the other paperwork for the vehicle.
THIS SERVICE COSTS £30 to NON-MEMBERS of CPUK. Payment can be made via the online shop on our website www.clubpeugeotuk.org
Vehicles built prior to 1983 (plus 104 ,pre 1986 205 & 309,305, 504 Pick-up, 505, 604, J7 & J9)
Records for most of these vehicles are held in France at The Archive Centre of L`Aventure Peugeot Citroen DS, TerreBlanche. To date these vehicles a "Vehicle Identification Certificate" has to be applied for from L'Aventure Peugeot Citroen DS.
HOWEVER PLEASE BE AWARE THAT VEHICLES BUILT OUTSIDE FRANCE SUCH AS SOUTH AFRICA,EGYPT,SOUTH AMERICA ETC WERE SENT AS "KNOCK DOWN KITS" (CKD) AND WERE ASSEMBLED BY THE VEHICLE IMPORTER. THE RECORDS FOR CKD ARE VERY INCONSISTENT AND IN SOME CASES THEY SIMPLY DO NOT EXIST. THEREFORE IF BUYING FROM THOSE COUNTRIES OUR ADVICE IS TO ENSURE YOU GET THE RELEVANT PAPERWORK OR REGISTERING IN THE UK WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.
UPDATE MARCH 2019;
WHEN APPLYING FOR AN ATTESTATION FROM L`AVENTURE PEUGEOT IT IS VITAL TO HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE CAR TO HAND FOR THEM TO CONFIRM THE VEHICLES ORIGINALITY. SPECIFICALLY ENGINE NUMBERS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF PROVING ORIGINALITY AND IF THAT IS NOT SUPPLIED THEN THE ATTESTATION APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED
IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TO PLAN AHEAD WHEN APPLYING FOR AN ATTESTATION CERTIFICATE. ONCE APPLIED FOR IT MAY TAKE 4-6 WEEKS TO ARRIVE FROM THE ARCHIVE CENTRE WHERE ALL THE RECORDS ARE KEPT
To obtain a Certificate from L`Aventure Peugeot Citroen DS for records they have you must provide the following;
A photocopy of the vehicle registration document (if not in your name a copy of the bill of sale must be attached)
- Proof of your identity
- Proof of you address
- Two recent photographs of the car, one 3/4 front view and one of the chassis plate attached to the vehicle
You can now order an Attestation online at; https://www.laventurepeugeotcitroends.fr/attestation-documents/
or you can
Email: email@example.com and will send you the form you will need to complete.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com to send all your paperwork and pictures. Alternatively you can post the whole pack to L`Aventure Peugeot at the address on the form although this will obviously add to the timings of obtaining an Attestation
IF YOU SEND ANY EMAIL TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS WITH ATTACHMENTS THEY MUST NOT EXCEED A TOTAL OF 4MB IN SIZE
The cost (2018) of this for non L'Aventure Peugeot members is €85
The cost (2018) for current members of L'Aventure Peugeot Citroen DS is €70
When you apply please ensure you ask for the English Version of the Certificate which will be accepted by the DVLA.