I’m moving to the south of France next month for at least 9 months, and wondered if I might pick your brains a bit. I will still be UK resident for work, tax and insurance purposes - and am looking to fly back to ensure I am not out of the UK for more than six months in a fiscal year. I need to have a car to get around in France, therefore, I am looking to bring my UK-registered car with me. However, I have read online that UK cars can only remain in France, with UK plates etc., for up to six months - although whether this is in a calendar year, fiscal year or sequence of time I’m not sure. Also, insurers I have looked at do not seem to like to insure a UK car in France for more than three months at a time.
I was just wondering whether anyone has any ideas as to the best course of action in my situation? Am I best of driving back to the UK instead of flying back? Will I be able to find insurance to cover such a prolonged stay? Who are relevant points of contact? Will the end of the Brexit transition period change anything? Should I just lay my case before - and at the mercy of - the French equivalent of the DVLA?
Appreciate your advice on what I realise is quite an unusual predicament.