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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