Can I register my vehicle in the UK?
Eight months ago I left Oman in my Oman-registered, Oman-plated Land Rover, all fully legal, and am at present in Austria. In Oman, a vehicle has to be re-registered each year. In my case, this was due to be done on December 20th. I arranged with a friend there to do this.
I expected and expect to be on this trip for several years and intended to have the licence renewed there in Oman each year. Already, this first year, I’ve been let down. My renewal plan hasn’t worked for one year, even, and I can’t rely on having anyone I know there do it for me during the coming years.
I’m mentioning this because it is background information; it explains my present situation. I haven’t yet come to the point of my post, which is as follows. I am wondering about getting the vehicle registered in Britain, though have a strong suspicion that this may not be possible. I say this because though manufactured in Britain, it is a GCC (Gulf cooperation Council) country export model. It has, for example, a big, heavy, protuding front bumper of the kind that European countries don’t like, and there could be emission problems (Td5, therefore with a diesel engine).
As of now, it’s vitally important that I find out, reliably, definitely and for sure, where I stand with regard to trying to get it registered in Britain. Who could best provide an answer, a “yes, you can register it here” or “NO: go away”? Land Rover themselves? The people in Swansea? Someone else? I suppose that by giving the VIN and engine numbers to the right person, an answer would be forthcoming.
Getting this matter properly sorted out is vital. Thanks, and Happy New Year.