Hello all, A few months back I popped into my BFG office in JHQ to enquire about deregistering my car, as I was about to be posted rather sharpish to UK (only a couple of weeks grace). The bloke behind the counter (Mr T***y) told me I could do everything from UK, so, happy as Larry, off I went. I got back to UK and found out I should have sent off a BFG 414 before I left, cue long (and admittedly rather understanding) correspondence with Customs and Immigration. The advice I received from Customs stated that I would have to use a VAT 414 to register my car and, as a result, may face a 5 year BFG ban and all that entails. I'm a long way off returning to Germany, but would like a bit of advice from anyone in the know; 1. Is there an appeals process I can resolve this issue with? 2. Is my case eligible for appeal? 3. Can this be done now, as opposed to waiting until I return to BFG? 4. Does anyone have any examples of BFG bans being lifted on appeal? I know that the black and white answer is that I'm a pr*ck, and I should have read and memorised all 8000 pages of BFG standing orders. The fact remains though that I was given duff advice by someone in an influential position. Quite obviously if he'd told me which paperwork to fill out at the time, I would have done so. I was under the impression that the extended BFG bans were brought in a few years ago to crack down on all those dodgy folk who were registering cars in their kids names and selling them on every couple of months. Surely, as I had no intentions of selling or making money from my car, this could be taken into consideration? Any advice/words of wisdom/pointing of fingers/guffawing from the floor is appreciated.