Translation of documents
We are soon to leave the UK for Russia and although we had heard about translating documents it has taken us a while to find out where and how. If anyone is interested read below.
International Certificate of Motor Vehicle
(the text is blue is taken from the application form at May 2006)
International convention requires that the original registration document (V5) or certificate of registration (V379) accompanies a vehicle when it is taken overseas. However, although a British registration document is recognised in many countries, it must be accompanied by an International Certificate for Motor Vehicles (ICMV) when temporarily importing a vehicle into Egypt (from Israel -subject to certain conditions), Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia or Uruguay. Possession of an ICMV is recommended when travelling to Russian speaking areas of the former USSR, it is also advisable outside Europe when travelling in those countries where the French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Arabic or Persian translations of vehicle details may be more readily understood than English.
In addition, a letter of authority from the registered keeper will be required if the vehicle is not registered in the applicant's name.
Applications in the UK are now being managed through the AA (note that Carnet de Passage en Douane are issued by the RAC). You should contact their International Services Division on: +44 012 5649 3806