The procedures of customs clearance and payment of the Tax on Vehicles have been simplified, now to be done electronically online in most cases. (New rules take effect on 01 July). The new procedures come under the “SIMPLEX + 2016″ programme which includes a significant simplification of the Automobile Taxation System. The objective is to simplify and reduce costs for taxpayers by reducing customs services bureaucracy via electronic compliance. Continue reading
When bringing an electrical vehicle from France to Portugal, there is no assessment on the process. Nevertheless, one must still exchange the foreign registration and licence plate for Portuguese ones. The required vehicle documentation is the “grey card” and, if available, the “Certificado de Conformidade” – the document with all vehicle specifications for Europe. If the “CC” is not available, it can obtained by the “Despachante” (Import Agent). On the owner’s part, the needed documentation includes ID, Residência and “NIF” (Fiscal Number).
This information is valid for 100% electric vehicles, not petrol/diesel engine hybrids.