Puzzled about vehicle licencing: please advise
For travelling overland with one’s vehicle, the registration/licence papers are needed. This seems obvious enough. If a vehicle has to be re-licenced every year (as is the case where I am, in Oman), when the licence for a particular year has run out, the vehicle is unlicenced. Clear enough
Pursuing this logic, if I am travelling outside Oman in my Oman-registered/licenced vehicle, with Omani plates, of course, and my vehicle licence runs out, then I’m driving a non-licenced vehicle. When I arrive at a border, I don’t have a current licence to show. Any insurance I have, or ask for, is for an unlicenced vehicle.
But surely this must be a common situation for those on multi-year overland trips? I know of a couple who’ve been travelling with their vehicle for 24 years, and surely they aren’t relicencing it every year in their home country, in Europe.
So what is the answer? Does one travel in a vehicle that is in fact unlicenced, or is this no problem (that going country to country, it doesn’t have to be licenced in one particular country)? In my case, once I leave Oman I won’t be coming back and won’t be able to relicence it here.
Sorry if there’s something obvious I’m missing, but I hope someone can advise.