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Registering a car in Ukraine
« on: 21:50 28-Jul-2017 »
1.  I found an official site describing what documents are needed to register a vehicle.
http://mfa.gov.ua/en/page/open/id/3634

- Some of the information is in the typical incomprehensible English we have all seen before.

- Thought I'd better add that here before the information gets taken out with the tide.

- Screenshot of used car registration below. 


2. Also found this: Legal Aspects of Driving in Ukraine.  PDF  http://www.go2kiev.com/site/file_uploads/car.pdf

3.  Ukraine license plate codes:  What the letters mean.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_Ukraine
« Last Edit: 12:47 29-Jul-2017 by Reggie »

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #1 on: 10:38 29-Jul-2017 »
Thanks, at least some info ;)

BTW, what are the costs involved in the import and registration of a foreign car into Ukraine ?
And, where and how to do it? What is the correct and "easiest" sequence of events ?

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #2 on: 06:50 30-Jul-2017 »
Thank you Reggie. The link of the Foreign Ministry is quite good, and the English is not so bad (in comparison with some other sources).

In the same subject matter, being a diplomat do you think I might have trouble at the border driving into Ukraine from Poland with a used car I have bought in Germany? The car will have German short term (15 days) export plates.

In Kiev I will have the car registered and get Ukrainian diplomatic plates.

Thanks for any feedback.

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #3 on: 07:01 30-Jul-2017 »
In the same subject matter, being a diplomat do you think I might have trouble at the border driving into Ukraine from Poland with a used car I have bought in Germany? The car will have German short term (15 days) export plates.
In Kiev I will have the car registered and get Ukrainian diplomatic plates.
Thanks for any feedback.

Doesn't the initial import registration start at the border office ?

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #4 on: 04:35 23-Sep-2017 »
Reggie, do you know if this information pertains to just Permanent Residents / diplomats ?

I am neither, but I would like to buy a car for my fiancee and put it on my name. As a non-PR, can I register it on my name with just my US passport?


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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #5 on: 06:17 23-Sep-2017 »
I don't think so. You'll need a tax ID number, propiska, ect.
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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #6 on: 11:10 26-Sep-2017 »
being a diplomat do you think I might have trouble at the border driving into Ukraine from Poland with a used car I have bought in Germany? The car will have German short term (15 days) export plates.

In Kiev I will have the car registered and get Ukrainian diplomatic plates.


These issues are regulated in Section XIII articles 382 and on of the Customs Code of Ukraine.

In general being a diplomat you will be able to pass the border free declaring your car into a "temporary import" mode and then registering it with your local authorities. The term of temporary import can not exceed your accreditation term. The number of cars (per person, per family. per adult family member) depends on your diplomatic status.
I did not find the limitation as to the previous ownership of the car, or country of initial or former registration (does not mean there is not any, but I did not find it yet).

So, in my opinion, you CAN bring in the car on german export plates. 

 

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #7 on: 11:29 26-Sep-2017 »

I am neither, but I would like to buy a car for my fiancee and put it on my name. As a non-PR, can I register it on my name with just my US passport?

Please, read the thread http://www.expatua.com/forum/index.php?topic=16505.0. You can probably find some answers.

If you r on a TRP there is a good way to drive a good car paying no tax here. Why wasting a chance.
Answering your question, there are no legal obstacle for you to register any car, already cleared in Ukraine, at your name. Most probably you will have to present a proof of your address, either official registration or, if not applicable to your status, probably the apartment rent contract will do.  But, you know, our authorities sometimes have their 'internal' instructions, which are pretty obscure, and in fact they will tell you something else, even though what they tell you is not true and contradicts the Law. No right is granted in Ukraine. In most cases you have to fight for it.

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #8 on: 17:02 26-Sep-2017 »
but better have a very good insurance because cars (particularly valuable ones) tend to get abducted.... happened to me...

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #9 on: 12:46 03-Oct-2017 »

3.  Ukraine license plate codes:  What the letters mean.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_Ukraine

There are also special ones for Kiev:

B - Берковці
BG - Борщагівка
BIH - Виноградар
BY - Биківня
CD - Кар.Дачі
CZ - Конча заспа
D - Деміївка
F - Феофанія
GE -Голосієво
H - Харківський
I - Іподром
L - Лісовий
LT - Лівобережна-Троєщина
LV - Лук'янівка
MD - Майдан
P - Печерськ
PL - Поділ
RO - район Оболонь
RUS - Русанівка
SK - Шулявка
SLO - Саперна Слобідка
S - Сирець
TR - Теремки

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #10 on: 16:24 03-Oct-2017 »
but better have a very good insurance because cars (particularly valuable ones) tend to get abducted.... happened to me...

What kind of car was stolen from you ? I am coming with a new Vitara soon.

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #11 on: 19:36 03-Oct-2017 »
Mercedes...

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #12 on: 02:02 04-Oct-2017 »
Mercedes...

Where was your insurance  based? In UKR or western EU?
Was there any problem with payout?
Was car registered in UKR or west.

Thx in advance.

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #13 on: 20:10 04-Oct-2017 »
car was registered in my home country (western EU) and insured there. No problem with insurance as same covers the whole of geographic europe...

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Re: Registering a car in Ukraine
« Reply #14 on: 09:50 28-Jul-2018 »
Further to the procedure of importing the car as part of the house-hold.
I do read about a "customs declaration".
>Is that a document to be obtained at the border while bringing the car inside as start of the import procedure?
> Does the customs office at the border issue that declaration 'as such' or is there involvement of a third party (broker) involved?