If you’re importing a private vehicle into the UK permanently, you’ll need to register it with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
Once your vehicle is registered you can apply for a resident permit.
If you are in the process of registering your vehicle with the DVLA you may be entitled to an interim permit if you can provide:
All applications for temporary permits need to be made online.
During this interim cover, you must be able to provide:
You will not be refunded unless you can demonstrate that the DVLA are responsible for the delay.
A resident permit will not be issued to applicants who bring their car into the UK on a temporary basis if the vehicle is registered and insured abroad.