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This might be the case in Australia but in the UK registration or road fund tax as we call it has no connection to your motoring club, I have never been asked about this and don't know that any Brit ever has. It does say that vehicles should be legal in country of origin but in practice all they want to see is that it is stamped out of every country it was stamped into.
Registration in Australia also has no connection to the motoring club issuing carnets. The motoring club will want to see proof of rego before issuing a carnet but they have no way of checking directly with the state government whether you've paid or not. Proof of rego can't be the original document as you need to keep hold of that as the vehicle owner, so the proof will always be a copy. How edited or photoshopped the copy is depends on where you stand on these things I guess.
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Registration plates are easy to obtain here in the UK (check out the web) even germany metal ones, order one in the UK, shipped to you're home address and when you leave the area where you "need" the export plate swap it over.
But as said before I'm the same, only thing that was ever checked was the carnet and only once did anybody leave the office chair and check the bike and that was only the VIN, they didn't even walk round the back of the bike (Iran border).
They know you can stick any plate on the vehicle, they aren't going to worry about what extra info is on the plate.

How about 6 inches of white Gaffer tape, just wrap it around the bit you're worried about!

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