- April 12, 2015
- By admin
- In Uncategorized
It’s always the way, isn’t it? Just at the time that your car tax needs to be renewed, you realise that you will be abroad on holiday or on business.
However, don’t panic. There are ways that you can tax your vehicle if you’re going to be overseas when your tax expires. Our guide looks at your various options.
Tax your vehicle in advance
If your tax will expire whilst you are abroad, you can renew your tax up to two calendar months in advance. You can do this in person or by post at a Post Office® branch that deals with advance applications or at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office.
You should take or send:
- A completed V10 ‘vehicle licence application’
- Your registration certificate
- The payment for the tax
- An MOT certificate that must be valid when the tax disc comes into force (if applicable)
- An insurance certificate or cover note that must be valid when the tax disc comes into force
If you are making a postal application you should also include a letter explaining why you are taxing in advance.
You can have your tax disc sent to an overseas address. To do this you should supply the foreign address in a covering letter and include this with your tax disc application. Your Great Britain address must be written on the V10 ‘Application for a tax disc’ form.