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owlarry 23 Feb 2010 14:12

Driver's license matching bike registration info
 
We're starting our RTW next fall in Austria and would like to buy new F650GS in Germany to save bike shipping costs from US. We've been told that border guards don't like to have passport info from one country and bike registration from another. Anybody have experiences that confirm or refute?

oldbmw 23 Feb 2010 15:41

You may have to explain the situation from time to time.
I was once stopped in Spain and asked why my licence was British but my bike and insurance were French. I told him "because I live in France"
He accepted this.

Thinking about it, my passport has a different address to my Licence :)

Riq 23 Feb 2010 22:42

Why not
 
Why not buy your new BMW over the internet, get the bill of sale, register the bike at home and get a plate to take with you for when you pick up the bike?

There might be a very good reason why this wouldn't work. I just don't see one at the moment.

Rick

markharf 23 Feb 2010 23:24

You mean like the fact that you can't register your Euro-standard bike in the United States?

farqhuar 24 Feb 2010 02:34

I have an Australian passport and have twice purchased bikes in the USA and ridden down to South America without any problems at borders. It really shouldn't be an issue.

beddhist 24 Feb 2010 08:45

I have a German passport and have travelled on bikes registered in NZ and France. Never had a problem. The bike & carnet must be in your name and that is important in some countries.

ilesmark 24 Feb 2010 10:04

These guys were delivering a Landrover to South Africa for a customer and had a problem getting into Egypt with a Carnet that had a different name to the registration documents - www.exfoleyation.com


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