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paperwork for a car

Postby princess peach » Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:53 am

We have just purchased a car from a garage in spain,and we have been waiting from Aug 17th for the paper work to come through-log book etc..
as,it is now the 26th Oct i was wondering how long legally you can drive without the paperwork for the car?
do you have a time limit,or is it just when it arrives?

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Postby julian » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:16 am

the provisional document they give you has a time limit on it, when it expires ask for another one

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Postby Wicksey » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:32 am

We bought a car in June 2004 but still didn't have the paperwork when we left the country in the October. In the end we had to contact our assoria here who actually sent one of her staff along to the gestoria in Malaga (that was supposed to be dealing with it), obtained it and sent it on to us in the November. I'm pretty sure that the temporary certificate had expired by then too. But then that's Spain for you .................. :lol: You get there in the end!

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Postby princess peach » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:51 pm

yeah,i suppose so!
Just dont want to get pulled by the policia,and not have the correct docs..not a lot i can do about it if i havnt recieved them...
thanks Wicksey! :wink:

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Postby eveyon » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:33 pm

We bought our car in March and had to go back to the garage every 60 days for a new temporary document. we finally got the paper work at the end of august.

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Postby princess peach » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:29 am

thats a long time eh??
well,its o.k if thats the norm then..just thought ours might have got lost!
Thanks everyone. :D

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Postby spanish_lad » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:35 am

the "permisso de circulation temporada" lasts for 60 days. you can get another one from either the gestoria or the garage thats dealing with the transfer. i had 3 before i got my papers through. (you collect them from the same place, normally they call to say they are there.

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Postby princess peach » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:07 pm

:wink: thanks Spanish Lad,knew you would come up with the goods!
Much appreciated. :wink:
Peachy. :lol:

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Postby scampicat » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:36 am

I know the reply will be 'this is Spain....' but there is absolutely no need for it to take so long. Just bureaucracy for its own sake and 'jobs for the boys'. IMHO of course.

It took us the best part of a year to get our car matricuated; I have now been waiting over a month for my Spanish driving licence; the scooter we bought in Almeria province had an extra layer of paperwork because we lived in Granada Province....

It is one of the few things about Spain that winds me up no end.. That and law enforcement bodies not knowing the law. :evil:

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Postby princess peach » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:32 pm

I have just bought a brand new scooter,the garage arranged everything
including the 350 euros insurance for it for the year(gulp...pricey i know)
and low and behold approx 3 weeks later all the ownership documents etc came through for it..so i suppose i was lucky there.!

As for the law enforcements,the trafico say one thing,the local policia tell you something else..so who do you believe??
Think i would go with the policia-they would be more likely to stop you on the roads than someone from the trafico!! :wink:

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Postby julian » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:37 pm

I think guardia civil trafico are much more likely to stop you on the road than the police.

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Postby spanish_lad » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:23 pm

princess peach wrote:including the 350 euros insurance for it


my car insurance last year was near on €800 !!! so €350 is cheap as chips!!

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Postby princess peach » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:13 pm

I think guardia civil trafico are much more likely to stop you on the road than the police


I didnt know there was a guardia civil trafico...thought there was only policia local and guardia(or is that the trafico cops too??)

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Postby princess peach » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:17 pm

spanish lad wrote
my car insurance last year was near on €800 !!! so €350 is cheap as chips


This was insurance for a scooter,not a car..i have heard i can get it much cheaper than that.

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Postby spanish_lad » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:50 pm

oh i know it was a car not a scooter but can you imagine cant ya :(

theres about 20 different sectors of the guardia civil.

next time you go thru gib customs in a car, look at the guardia there, they are guardia civil aduana. the ones on the motorways are guardia civil traffico, then you have guardia civil proteccion, not sure what they do, and guardia civil s.e.p.e who deal with animals...

i'm sure beachcomber will be able to give you a more complete list :)

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Postby princess peach » Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:24 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: ..S.L-I have seen all of those in or around Gib!!!
Never been stopped by any yet tho.. :wink:


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