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we are driving a dutch Burstenr on fiat ducato 2005

 

we are looking for a garage that prepares it for the APK/ITV yearly inspection - tin Spain , near Barcelona

 

any recommendations? has anyone done the ITV in spain?

 

thanks

 

 

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A couple of things to bear in mind:

 

1: The ITV station in Spain may not inspect your vehicle as it is not Spanish registered. They are private companies and it is their choice whether they do or not, they are not government owned stations.

2: The test certificate if one is issued is probably invalid for a Dutch registered vehicle (it certainly is for British registered vehicles).

3: To drive a vehicle in Spain it must be 100% legal in its country of registration so it should have a valid Dutch ITV certificate. (Enforcement of this is patchy though)

4: Your insurance may be invalid.

 

You will need a Fiat Professional dealer to service it for you. If you go to fiatcamper.com it will list the closest appropriate garages to where you are.

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20 hours ago, Valkrider said:

1: The ITV station in Spain may not inspect your vehicle as it is not Spanish registered. They are private companies and it is their choice whether they do or not, they are not government owned stations.

2: The test certificate if one is issued is probably invalid for a Dutch registered vehicle (it certainly is for British registered vehicles).

3: To drive a vehicle in Spain it must be 100% legal in its country of registration so it should have a valid Dutch ITV certificate. (Enforcement of this is patchy though)

4: Your insurance may be invalid.

So many hurdles to jump to get an "Inspeccion Tecnica de Vehicles" pass but what you say makes sense - certainly to someone who has never visited another country for long enough to require vehicle testing there. I don't know if the links below will help?

Link 1 

I think the first paragraph in this link is relevant also to NL registrations, "British expats who are resident in Spain can drive their UK plated vehicles on Spanish roads for a maximum of 180 days. After this time, the vehicle must be exported or transferred to Spanish plates". Presumably by requiring a ITV the OP is intending to remain in Spain for a while? 

Link 2

Link 3

Link 4

Link 5 (Ignore the reference to omissions rather than emissions ;)

These are just my thoughts and are not based on experience.

Gordon.

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The ITV test for the import of a vehicle (transfer on to Spanish registration from another registration) is a different test, costs more and needs more documentation including a Certificate of Conformity from the MH manufacturer and requires payment of registration tax which can be several thousands of Euros depending on the 'blue book' value of the vehicle concerned. Not something to be undertaken lightly, I have done it twice with a car and a motorcycle.

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One European Union, One European Registration or is that too simple. Very often on a vast number of topics the principal of the EU contradicts itself in the name of self interest.

A 'Union' in name alone. 

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