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We were told that it was not necessary, but we obtained an ICMV (the translated certificate of our bike registration, from the AA in the UK).
It has proven to be useful at police checkpoints through Russia, as we hand it over rather than our original or copies of bike registration papers (we are less concerned about losing the ICMV). It was also very helpful at Russian customs when declaring our bike details, especially if you cannot speak Russian.
I can't believe nobody yet said thanks for this bit of advice.
Certainly, if you don't speak the language, it will be very helpful.
Luckily, I speak Russian and translated my V5C for customs.
Now there is another reason why this might be useful in Russia - if you happen to have an accident and need to make a claim on the other party's policy because they were judged to be at fault. Russian insurance companies will try to wriggle out of paying anything, so a document which translates a V5C into Russian is very useful - alternatively use the customs temporary import certificate - it worked for me.
*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
The ICMV does translate information from a DVLA V5C into foreign languages - much in the same way for an IDP. You need to call be RAC or AA or DVLA as there is scant information on the web on this - ie exactly which languages are covered - obviously Russian included from Ken's post. I suspect same languages as on the IDP.
YOu can now only get an ICMVthrough the AA (or whichever of RAC or AA doesNOT issue carnets- one of the organisations issues the carnets and the other issues ICMVs). It is a little booklet that has quite a few foreign languages included - about 12 pages,with your details alongside so that it can be referenced.
We are using it almost daily in Russia.
We did post details about this at end May- I think in the section on paperwork/documentation.
You can get your International Certificate for Motor Vehicles (ICMV) from the AA. Their website does not have reference to it (well, I couldn't find any) but if you call 01256 493395 which is the international department, they will send you the form pronto. It costs £5.50 plus £2 admin charge. From experience it is well worth the money.
I contacted the AA and was told that a UK driver's license is needed to obtain an ICMV. Has this been the experience of anyone else who has tried to obtain one?
I was told by the woman on the phone that I'd need to obtain one from the agency that licenses my vehicle, which is the Department of Licensing in Washington State where I live. I don't believe they offer something comparable to the ICMV, so my question is, is there anything like an ICMV that a US citizen can obtain?
I contacted the AA and was told that a UK driver's license is needed to obtain an ICMV.
I mate and I got the ICMV, or I should say, HE got an ICMV and we made a copy for my bike which is registered in France. You will never use the document in the country of origin and in other countries they dont see them every day so no one takes any notice.
We got a printer to supply the paper for the cover and made copies for both of us so that they looked the same.
We also added an extra page with Mandarin Chinese on it. Saved us loads of hassles.
So.... get a UK friend to obtain one for his bike and then make a copy with your bikes details. It works AOK.
Your message is quite old, but I'm also looking for the ICMV.
I'm living in Switzerland and I'm not able to get such a document here and the AA did not agree to issue an ICMV for a non-UK resident.
Would it be possible for you to send me a copy of your ICMV ?
I heard that the ICMV is a literal translation of the vehicle registration document. Will a officially translated document pass for a ICMV?...
Hope its works. May be we can even get it done as close to original format
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