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Assistance with vehicle importation, driving licences, vehicle insurance, etc. etc. etc.

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 tdn
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Does anyone know, if the driving records that we would need to obtain from the US DMV have any expiration date for the IMT before we submit them to the IMT office?

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Still aiming at bringing my “collector” car with me if possible (and when Mother Nature allows). Anyone have thoughts on / experience with joining the ACP before a move in order to get up-front info on shipping, modifications required for matriculation, insurance plans, etc.? 

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 tdn
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@landl

i have contacted ACP prior to applying for a membership. They sent me a list of modifications required and some info on a membership. I will forward it to you. 

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@jeanne

Sorry I just now saw your question!
My BMW 330e is from June 2020, it has about 6 months of use, before they decided to sell it (it’s from BMW).

> how long did you own it before importing
Erm, you mean how many days since I paid the full amount to the German BMW dealership and the car arrived in Portugal and I started the importation procedure? About 10 days I guess, does it matter? 😀

I had it delivered on the back of a truck, took 2 days to arrive. I only had seen photos and videos beforehand, but it was a premium nearly new car, so guaranteed to be perfect and it is like new. Saved me 28000 euros from the retail price minus 3k expenses including the tax.

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@itexpert7. Jnteresting, 10 days. I thought that you had to own a vehicle at least six months in your/its country of origin to avoid paying extra import taxes.  But maybe I’m confusing different types of taxes.

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@jeanne

I paid import taxes, it’s on my first message, just scroll up! 😀

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@gerry would you recommend automobile insurance companies ? Thanks !

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Hi @julien

We recommend Winsurance and ACP for car insurance. You can check details of both via this link: Insurance | Expats Portugal

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@gerry cheers mate! What about car import services? Any good agents you’d recommend?

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@julien

Do you mean to ship the car to Portugal or to handle the importation after arrival???

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