Motor Vehicles: Registration
Andrew Stephenson (Pendle, Conservative)
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon, Conservative)
The Department for Transport does not hold those data.
There is no central database that records foreign registered vehicles. Foreign registered vehicles temporarily brought into the UK by overseas residents are usually exempt from UK registration and licensing under EU legislation. This exemption allows a vehicle which is compliant in its home country to be used by the visitor for up to six months in any 12-month period, or until the visitor becomes resident in the UK.
Any estimates that we could produce would be extremely inaccurate because there are no reliable tracking methodologies.
In 2010-11 (most recent numbers available), the number of vehicles registered in another country who applied to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority to be registered in GB was 99,421.