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Camper van storage

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:05pm
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Blake7

Posts: 8

Location: El Cotillo

Joined: 20 Nov 2019

We are closer than ever to moving to Fuerteventura now and would like to bring with us a camper van. Is it possible to store a van long term when we visit family in UK? We know the ferry is not cheap but we also have a dog to bring over. Any help appreciated.

Beverley

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40am

Posts: 21

3 helpful points

Location: Corralejo

Joined: 7 Feb 2018

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40am

if you wish to leave it in Fuerteventura for more than 6 months - you will have to import it and re-register it here - not a cheap process. If you need any help with this we did it using a great company in Caletta. If you need the details I can send them to you by private message. You can also get discounted ferries if you are living in FV - just go to your local town hall and ask for Empadroniamento (a kind of residency document). It also allows you to get cheaper flights within Spain and the islands.

Blake7

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:45am

Blake7

Original Poster

Posts: 8

Location: El Cotillo

Joined: 20 Nov 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:45am

Many thanks Beverley for taking time to respond. We think we need to bring over a left hand drive vehicle and then swap to Spanish plates within 6 months - does that sound right? We have found a place in Puerto for 35€ a month that will store a camper van all year which solves the problem of storage when we pop back to UK for short visits. Looking at September 2020 to come over with vehicle and dog. We will the book holiday lets whilst searching for long term rental/purchase. Do you know how long we will need before we can apply for the residency? Sorry for the extra questions we are trying to find the safest most affordable way to be in El Cotillo and it is a little confusing!!!

June

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:24pm

Posts: 6

2 helpful points

Location: Caleta de Fuste

Joined: 19 Feb 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:24pm

If you have a Facebook account, try CAB Spain. Lots of legal info on there

Blake7

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:10pm

Blake7

Original Poster

Posts: 8

Location: El Cotillo

Joined: 20 Nov 2019

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:10pm

Thanks June - great idea

June

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:39am

Posts: 6

2 helpful points

Location: Caleta de Fuste

Joined: 19 Feb 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:39am

Also, my advice re residency is to get yourself a notary\competent Spanish speaker to help with your residency application, because it is a huge red tape procedure that is conducted all in Spanish. Ask around other English residents, they'll advice you where to go

Blake7

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:34am

Blake7

Original Poster

Posts: 8

Location: El Cotillo

Joined: 20 Nov 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:34am

We are meeting an English speaking solicitor tomorrow on Puerto so hoping to get some help with NIE from her. We recognise we need some help! Thanks again June. I have asked to join FB groups too.

Winnie60

Posted: Thu Jan 9, 2020 11:06am

Posts: 1

Location: Antigua

Joined: 9 Jan 2020

Posted: Thu Jan 9, 2020 11:06am

Following on from June’s comment, if you are looking for help with paperwork, http://theboxxpro.com/ this guy Miguel is helping us, known him for 14 years and he runs a very slick business. Based in Caleta.

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