As per the information above. The vehicle I purchased in 2008 has been used in Europe since time of purchase but has been registered in the Cook Islands. I now want to register the vehicle in the UK or France as I have an address in both countries. However, the vehicle wasn't bought for export so I'm sure that after 6 years since purchase this won't be straight forward.
The advice I want is: What is the easiest way for me register this vehicle in either of these countries with the least hassle and hopefully without a fine?
Exactly, registered with DVLA or the French authorities.
For this VAT has to be paid anyway. If I understand correctly I will have to pay the VAT again in the UK then reclaim the VAT I paid from the German tax office.
Hearsay information says there will be a large fine to pay because of the delay in registering the vehicle in Europe so I'm looking for factual information and the best advise on how to register the vehicle.