ITV for import No Sticker

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ITV for import No Sticker

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:35 pm

I imported a 3 year old car and all registered and happy. However I realised my car does not have an ITV sticker. Legally I don't need to have an ITV on my car until it is 4 years old, so for now there is no need to have the sticker. However next year it will be 4 years old and should have a sticker for 2019 ITV expiry. So I emailed the ITV garage to explain I have no sticker. Their reply was the ITV I got was for an import. If I want a sticker I need to have the ITV done again (just a regular ITV) Are they trying it on so I have to pay again?

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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby TorreDelAguila » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:44 pm

When we imporrted our then 10-year-old UK car, a matriculation-ITV test was part of the replating process.
The surprise was that the newly-registered vehicle was then treated as 'new', and did not attract a further test until it was four years older!
Presumably that loophole has been put right...
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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:53 pm

Presumably that loophole has been put right..."
AFAIK no!
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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:02 pm

TorreDelAguila wrote:When we imporrted our then 10-year-old UK car, a matriculation-ITV test was part of the replating process.
The surprise was that the newly-registered vehicle was then treated as 'new', and did not attract a further test until it was four years older!
Presumably that loophole has been put right...

I think it has been closed. My Ficha Technica says the ITV is due in 2019

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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:48 pm

So you have answered your own question paddy......?
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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:54 pm

Thanks for your help but No I haven't answered.my own question. My original question is regarding how I get a sticker, that remains unanswered. The loophole that may have existed in the past about not needing a sticker until you need an ITV appears to have been closed.

I am still in the dilemma of not needing a sticker until 2018 but I don't need an ITV until 2019. Everybody else I know who imported a car got a sticker with the first ITV. I didn't and the garage want me to pay again for a normal ITV to get a sticker.

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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby gerryh » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:42 pm

When I had a new windscreen fitted I just went to the ITV station where the car was last tested and asked for a new sticker and was given one.
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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Tue May 08, 2018 8:45 pm

Mystery solved by a Picoleto I met.

You only get to have a sticker for an ITV performed after the car is 4 years old. So if you did your ITV before your car was 4 years old (through choice or being imported) the then no sticker. At the ITV you get your papers showing the date your next ITV is due. Then at the subsequent (2nd) ITV you get a sticker.

So if you did an ITV at 3 years 11 months you don't get a sticker but do get papers saying next ITV due until 5 years 11 months old. So you can legally drive a car that is 5 years 11 months old and not display any ITV sticker.

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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby Parilla » Wed May 09, 2018 4:31 am

The regs must have changed in recent years then PP. I had my last car tested 2 years ago, in the month before it was actually due to be tested, and I was given a window sticker just as normal.

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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Wed May 09, 2018 7:27 am

[quote="Parilla"]The regs must have changed in recent years then PP. I had my last car tested 2 years ago, in the month before it was actually due to be tested, and I was given a window sticker just as normal.

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your car was 3 yrs 11 months old? Maybe there is a cut off at say 3 yrs 10 months.....I will check

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Re: ITV for import No Sticker

Postby El Cid » Wed May 09, 2018 7:38 am

The ITV rules are about to change. In addition to more stringent emission tests you can now have the test up to one month in advance and retain the original date for your next test.

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