This page gives you information on how to register your vehicle 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 in the HMRC NOVA system 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 The NOVA system automatically calculates whether there is any Import Duty & VAT due. Without this registration you will NOT be able to register the vehicle via the DVLA.
This process must be completed as soon as possible after the vehicle enters the UK otherwise there is a danger of a fine being issued by HMRC.
When importing vehicles from outside the EU, the shipping agent will calculate and collect any Import Duty & VAT due before they release the vehicle
NOVA UPDATE OCTOBER 2020
Our thanks to Ian Edmunds (FBHVC) for reporting on this possible addition to the NOVA process;
"It appears that HMRC now require a NOVA to be completed for any vehicle, imported or not, if it is unregistered or has had a break in its registration. As before DVLA will not register the vehicle until they receive confirmation from HMRC that no tax is due. We can only assume this change in procedure is to close a loophole that is being exploited somewhere in the system. At the time of writing we are awaiting clarification from HMRC of the implications for historic vehicles".
Registration Process with the DVLA
Firstly, you must request/Download the blank V55/5 form and the guidelines for registration in the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-a-used-vehicle-for-the-first-time-v555
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.
If your vehicle is over 40 years old then you will need to download an MOT Exemption Declaration form, V112 to complete and include with your application https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/declaration-of-exemption-from-mot
If anyone needs help in completing the DVLA V55/5 form please contact us and we can help.
Vehicles less than ten years old need a Certificate of Conformity which can only be acquired from the manufacturer. Details can be found here https://peugeot-uk-en.custhelp.com/app/home. Please note that there is a charge for this service.
When buying a vehicle you should obtain all the paperwork you can (e.g.Carte Grise in France) because without the information the process of registration will be delayed or even rejected.
The verification of date of manufacture and date and place of first registration can be done in one of two ways ;
- Using Information about your vehicle via systems available to CPUK (Vehicle Dating Letter)
- Using Information that CPUK can apply for from the Peugeot Archive in France (Vehicle Attestation Letter)
Vehicles built post 1983 (except some 104, pre-1986 205/309, 305, 504 Pick-Up, 505, 604, J7/J9)
The DVLA require a letter from a reliable source to confirm the date of manufacture/ date of first registration & place of first registration. CPUK would be able to supply this letter using the information we have available which can then be presented to the DVLA. To issue the letter we will need the following information:
- Name and address of Owner
- Chassis number of vehicle
- Registration number of vehicle
- Two recent photographs of the vehicle. One 3/4 front view and one of the chassis plate
Once completed please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
From this information we can find the date of manufacture and possibly the date and place of first registration (depending on age) and issue the neccessary document to be presented to the DVLA with all any other paperwork for the vehicle.
For the excepted vehicles above please send us the original registration number and country and we will check whether we can obtain the information needed for the DVLA using the systems at our disposal.
This service costs £30 to Non-Members of CPUK. Payment can be made via the CPUK online-shop under Vehicle Dating/Vehicle Dating Letter (NonMember)
If we do not have any information on your vehicle we would apply for the information from the Peugeot Archive in France.using the information you have provided.
This service costs £70 to Non-Members of CPUK. Payment can be made via the CPUK online-shop under Vehicle Dating/Vehicle Attestation Letter (NonMember)
(CPUK Members should log-in to see the Member price)
Vehicles built pre 1983 (plus some 104, pre-1986 205/309, 305, 504 Pick-up, 505, 604, J7/J9)
In order to register a pre-1983 vehicle in the UK, the DVLA will require exactly the same information as detailed above in the post 1983 section.
In the first instance please contact us via email@example.com with the original registration number and the country of registration and we will check whether we can access the information the DVLA requires to register your vehicle via the systems at our disposal.
If we have the information, this service costs £30 to Non-Members of CPUK. Payment can be made via the online-shop on our website under Vehicle Dating/Vehicle Dating Letter (NonMember)
If we do not have the information, we can apply for the information from the Peugeot Archive in France. This service costs £70 to Non-Members of CPUK. Payment can be made via the online-shop on our website under Vehicle Dating/Vehicle Attestation Letter (NonMember)
(CPUK Members should log-in to see the Member price)
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT VEHICLES BUILT OUTSIDE FRANCE (E.G. SOUTH AFRICA, EGYPT, SOUTH AMERICA, ETC.) WERE SENT AS CKD KITS TO BE ASSEMBLED BY THE VEHICLE IMPORTER. THE RECORDS FOR CKD ARE VERY INCONSISTENT AND IN SOME CASES SIMPLY DONT EXIST. THEREFORE IF BUYING FROM THOSE COUNTRIES OUR ADVICE IS TO ENSURE THAT YOU OBTAIN THE RELEVANT PAPERWORK OTHERWISE REGISTERING IN THE UK WILL BE EXTREMEMLY DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.