Question: Can I do mot in Portugal?

MOT testing is compulsory in Portugal for all vehicles (including motorbikes) over four years old. Vehicles aged between 4-7 years must be tested every two years and thereafter every year. The test (Inspecção Periódica Obrigatória – IPO) must be carried out at an approved garage.

How much is an MOT in Portugal?

€31.49 for a car. €7.90 for a reinspection. This includes IVA.

Can I do MOT in another country?

Unfortunately you cannot get it done abroad, even though some people do so it is actually not legal as only a UK based MOT station can give a legitimate MOT.

Is a Portuguese MOT valid in the UK?

A Portuguese MOT is not legal on a UK reg car back in the UK. Have you informed your insurance company that you no longer have a UK MOT as they may not cover you in the event of an accident if you have not . There are no short cuts when it comes to driving a UK reg car in Portugal.

How do I tax my car in Portugal?

Road tax can be paid at the local Finanças office or via the Internet at e-financas. A password is needed, which can be requested online (in Portuguese).

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How do I transfer ownership of a car in Portugal?

To get the ownership changed you’ll need to take a registration form, filled in and signed by both buyer and seller, and the current registration (DUA), as well as copies of both IDs. But one of the first things you need to do is get car insurance. You cannot drive an uninsured car in Portugal.

Can I travel abroad with V5C 2?

For less than 12 months. Take your V5C (log book) with you if you’re taking your vehicle abroad for less than 12 months (also known as temporary export). If your V5C needs updating, allow 6 weeks before you travel to get it back in time.

Can I mot my UK car in Portugal?

It is now becoming common in Portugal for UK vehicles to be tested at the local ITV (MOT equivalent) centre. But remember the ITV certificate will only be valid in Portugal, so if you travel back to the UK and don´t have a valid MOT certificate it could lead to problems with the Police there.

Can you get a UK MOT in Spain?

The simple answer is NO, you cannot ITV/MOT a British registered car in Spain. So if your vehicle was registered in the UK, you would have to have an MOT undertaken in the UK. … A foreign vehicle can have a full and legal ITV in Spain only if it has been correctly imported and has been transferred to Spanish plates.

Can I insure a UK registered car in Portugal?

No, a vehicle registered in UK cannot be insured in Portugal. We recommend you quickly switch registration as your English insurance is valid for travel abroad only up to 60 days (90 days with certain companies).

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How much does it cost to register a UK car in Portugal?

Register your car

After you register your car, it’s a matter of weeks until you get your Documento Único. The registration will cost you 55€. We also recommend you see our guide about moving to Portugal, and see the requirements, documents and firsts steps you need to take.

Do you need car insurance in Portugal?

In Portugal, vehicle insurance is legally required to at least third-party liability level. What’s more, it is not the driver but the vehicle that is insured. This means that anyone can safely and legally get behind the wheel of your car at any time (provided they have a clean driving license!).

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