Importing a car and DAV – Cars, Transport & Getting Around – Expats Portugal Community Forum
Clear all

Please feel free to view our Forum, but you must either LOGIN or REGISTER to join in the conversation.

  • Wow Wines Banner
  • spartan Fx

Importing a car and DAV

Posts: 3
Premium Member
Topic starter
New Member
Joined: 1 year ago

I moved to Portugal from the UK in November 2020 bringing my car with me. I started the DAV process before the end of 2020. I now have a message on the DAV part of the FinancasPortal asking, among other things, for: (a) citizens card; and (b) "HT with national homologation number".

I had already uploaded both the CRUE and also the subsequent SEF document with QR code acknowledging my application for the biometric card. I have also uploaded the category B inspection certificate.  

So I am seeking clarification:

(a) I thought the SEF document is as far as I can go until I get the biometric card. Is not the citizens card something you apply for after 5 years residency?

(b) What is HT? and is the homologation number not the same as that on the category B inspection certificate? 

Any relevant advice would be welcome. 

kind regards, Mark


  • Sovereign Group Leaderboard
  • Reis & Pellicano International Lawyers
  • EI Banner

To post a reply, sign up and become a member!


By becoming a valued Premium Member today, your support will help the team continue to bring you useful content about life in Portugal. You can also:

JOIN TODAYOnly €25 per year


Sign me up as a Community Member today for access to the forum and social meet-ups.



NEW Premium Plus

All the benefits of Premium Membership

PLUS unlock the Expats Portugal Plan, our comprehensive, interactive, step by step move to Portugal online course hosted by Carl Munson. Join today and save €100.




The first year’s donation is only €47. By becoming a valued Premium Member today, you will unlock some great privileges, freebies and perks.

Less than €4 per monthJoin Today

Copyright © 2021 Expats Portugal

Marketing by Unity Online