I am currently UK resident, but I will be leaving the country soon. I have quite a lot of stuff I want to move with me. Being UK resident, I am not allowed to drive foreign registered car in UK. Which is totally stupid, but whatever.
Now to my question, how should I proceed when I am actually moving out? I own a van in my home country which I want to use for that purpose. Am I supposed to rent a van in UK, drive it across the Channel with all my belongings, load them into my Schengen van, return the UK van back to UK, cross the Channel on foot and drive my Schengen van home? Well.... that just seems silly. I also don't intend to hire man and a van to move my stuff over the border.
If the police pull me over in the UK, how do they tell whether I am a tourist or a resident? I do not have UK citizenship, I only have my home country Passport, ID and Driving License.
I have already sent an email to DVLA, but I'd like to know other people opinions and hopefully even some experience.
Thanks for any advice.