Hello beautiful people, my name is Tasso, I’m from Brazil.
I would like some help if you can help me with all your heart…
I am planning to go to UK with my wife to buy a van and build a house in it and travel the Europe and the world…
I have some doubts…
What documents do I need to do the transformation in the van? Do you need anything specific from the traffic department?
And about the visa, I will go with the tourist visa… can I stay 6 months in England and then another 6 months in countries of the European Union? Without being out of status?
When you are going to build, where do you rent a house with a cheap garage only during the construction?
In relation to the transit questions, do you have any contact information for someone who works in the transit area so I can ask more questions?
I’m going to the UK because I found the cheapest used vans?
I am a UK resident, and while I am not an expert on any of the subjects you are bringing up I will try and point you in the right direction from my experience.
You do not need anything from the DVLA (UK traffic department) to convert a van here in the UK although it may in some instances be better to re-register a converted van as a motorhome for insurance purposes. That said, the company I am insured with (Adrian Flux) are happy to insure my van and I still have not re-registered as a motorhome with DVLA.
The following blog article may give some useful for information on purchasing a van in the UK.
I cannot comment in regard to Brasil nationals entering the EEA, but below is some insight from the UK government website for entry rules to the UK.