Registering bike in Italy?

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  1. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    As a tourist is it possible to buy and tag bike in Italy? What is involved? thnx
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  2. vince82

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    No. Long story short you need to be resident and have a valid Italian ID to insure it.

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    But you can rent one (for ridiculously high prices!).. And Italians are quite good at going around the system, you might find someone who borrow you his for money, given there will be of course no guarantee everything goes smoothly :/

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  4. cyclopathic

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    I'm not looking for a couple days to play need one long term.
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  5. vince82

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    Are you from a European country?

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    That is why I was asking if he's from a European country :)
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    But he has not bothered to check in.
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  8. cyclopathic

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    This is not true but you guys not from Italy and don't have first hand info.

    And yes I am outside of EU if I were I wouldn't be asking question.
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    As far as you are concerned, just turning up, the answer is no.
    This has been discussed may times, and for most EU countries. Check the search function.
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  10. vince82

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    I'm from Italy (Imola). I moved to Vancouver just 4 years ago. I checked the ACI website and the info in both English and Italian say that you need an Italian residence and Italian ID or 'permesso di soggiorno' (a kind of visa for immigrants, not tourists)

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    Not true : you may buy a vehicle and register it with the "EE" plate (means Escursionisti Esteri) that allow you to buy the vehicle as a foreigner, exempt from VAT, and keep it for a year.
    It not so known, so you have to find the dealer or agency that knows the matter.
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    Grande Giorgio!

    But... from a quick Google seems like ee plates are for foreign vehicles if they stay in Italy for longer than a year.. Don't know if you can buy and plate ee directly..

    @Giorgio can you post some link?
    Grazie!

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    Oh yeah that sounds awesome. Who is this for? Non Italians? Write it in Italian XD
    There are a few weird things though.. In other documents I saw it requires "Codice fiscale o permesso di soggiorno" (social security number or permit of stay), and if you are a foreigner it requires you to declare an temporary residence in Italy (domicilio)...
    Anyway, this would work for me (as Italian abroad), when I go back next summer :) I was thinking paying for the repairs of my dad's old FZ6, but could just buy instead..
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    You used to be able to - but that was 45-50 years ago.
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    Like the old oval Zoll plates in Germany and the WW red plates in France and the red bordered UK ones etc. All swept away. There are modern equivalents, but it is fairly involved.
    I believe you need more proof of entitlement. And a more roubust guarantee that the vehicle will be correctly exported.

    Like much on this subject, it has been discussed at length before.
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  17. vince82

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    Yeah I was re-reading the page GiorgioX posted, it seems you do need a "Permesso di soggiorno" (stay permit), so I think a tourist visa will not be enough.
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  18. cyclopathic

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    But you can get residency for tourism in Italy. Is Italian driver license required or international will do?
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    From what I am reading EE plates can only be issued for 3mo for non-EU foreigners and for 6mo for EU. Is residency required for EE? thnx
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    Would be easiest to just buy something in Ireland and spend a few nice days riding it to Italy :)
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