Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Trip Paperwork
Trip Paperwork Covers all documentation, carnets, customs and country requirements, how to deal with insurance etc.
Photo by Michael Jordan, enjoying a meal at sunset, Zangskar Valley, India

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Michael Jordan
enjoying a meal at sunset,
Zangskar Valley, India



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 23 Aug 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
Extended storage for foreign bike in EU

Hi everyone,
I am a New Zealander arriving in France next week at the end of a trip across Russia and central European countries.

My intention was to store my DR650 in France for a year while I return home to NZ ... returning to France end 2011 to continue travels to South Africa.

I am advised a non EU registered motorcycle can only remain in an EU country for a maximum of 6 months.

Does anyone know a procedure to leave / store a foreign registered motorcycle in EU country?
Can motorcycle be temporarily imported or should I be storing bike in another country?

Regards,
Jean

Last edited by NZexpat; 24 Aug 2010 at 09:20. Reason: poor wording
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26 Aug 2010
beddhist's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whangarei, NZ
Posts: 2,214
Thumbs up

Since the EU doesn't record entry of vehicles you can keep it there indefinitely. I did.
__________________
Cheers,
Peter.

Europe to NZ 2006-10
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26 Aug 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,377
I entered the EU on my bike at the end of June 2008, and kept it in the EU continuously until May 2010, when I went to Morocco. There was no paperwork (temporary imorts, etc.), and I never had any issues while riding in the EU (actually I was never stopped), and not an issue when I left the EU to go to Morocco.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27 Aug 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks Guys,
I was concerned about the motorcycle EU entry stamp in my passport when I depart Europe for New Zealand....Motorcycle was stamped into Europe in Latvia when I exited Russia and out again when I left Hungary to enter Bosnia.....on return from Croatia motorcycle was stamped back into Hungary........

Just wondering what happens at London /Paris when I leave and passport stamp shows bike isn't leaving with me.. :confused1:
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 27 Aug 2010
beddhist's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whangarei, NZ
Posts: 2,214
That's a new situation, didn't happen to me entering from Turkey. If you are already in France then all I can suggest is riding down to Andorra and try to get it stamped out of France there. Then go to Spain, which will not stamp your passport.

Failing that I think you may have a problem later on. Leaving the EU without your bike shouldn't be a problem, just tell them you will be back in a few months time, if anybody asks. In NZ you could get a new passport...
__________________
Cheers,
Peter.

Europe to NZ 2006-10
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Registering a foreign (UK) bike in Spain frinch11 Trip Paperwork 1 3 Nov 2008 18:35
registering a bike in the USA as a foreign national carnaffan North America 4 16 Sep 2008 10:32
Buying bike in foreign country eddie Trip Paperwork 5 27 Feb 2007 03:35
selling foreign bike in USA unpaidbill North America 0 10 Sep 2006 23:39
Trouble getting Insurance for foreign bike in UK Dalbir Trip Paperwork 5 11 May 2004 03:42

 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

2025:

  • Queensland is back! May 2-4 2025!

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!



Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.



Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:40.