Re-Platemate has been established for a number of years in the Vega Baja area of Alicante District and our sole purpose is to enable the registration of foreign plated cars brought into Spain.

Why choose Re-Platemate? Our aim is to provide a simple stress-free and timely service so that your vehicle is fully Spain-legal. We want you to be so satisfied with the service, that you would be happy to refer us to a friend or relative.

Are we the cheapest? As with any business, there is always somebody cheaper. Our aim is to provide a high quality value-for-money service at competitive rates.

Whilst the majority of our clients are British, we have also successfully re-plated vehicles from many other EU countries including Ireland, Germany and France as the process is essentially the same irrespective of the country in which the car is presently registered.

Our service is designed to successfully take your vehicle through all of the phases necessary to make you a fully legal vehicle owner in Spain. This specifically includes a matriculation engineer’s inspection and report (to satisfy the Spanish authorities that your vehicle is what it says it is on your present log book), ITV (MOT) inspection, presentation and exchange of your documents with various Spanish government departments in Alicante or Murcia, depending upon where you live.

Also included in our flat- fee charge are the new number plates for your vehicle

Why re-plate at all? EU legislation states that vehicles must be registered, taxed and inspected (MOT) in the same country as which the owner normally lives.

If you choose not to class yourself as a permanent resident and split your time between the UK and Spain, then you need not re-plate, so long as your vehicle is in Spain for no more than 6 months in any 12 and by implication, that you can prove this if asked by the authorities.

If your vehicle is in Spain for more than 6 months, then you need to re-register the car in Spain and drive on Spanish licence plates.

We all know many ex-pats who have had their car in Spain for quite some time with no apparent problem. Whilst it is not our intention to scaremonger, we are obliged to point out that these drivers are taking quite a risk and will most certainly have a problem if stopped by the authorities, have an accident or have their vehicle stolen and/or choose to make an insurance claim.