As in the question, car is not mine and I intend to bring it back to EU after a few months when I get myself a new car, is that legal?


No. If you become resident in the UK, you must register (and pay tax on) your vehicle within two weeks.

The police are very strict on this as there's a big problem with people registering cars in cheaper countries with less stringent roadworthiness rules, so you're likely to get the car seized if they spot you.


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  • And rest assured this is VERY true, I almost had my car seized but was let off with a warning and I had to go back and show the correct at the police station within 15 days after the warning. – Matt Douhan Dec 16 '19 at 11:10

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