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MOVING TO THE UK
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IMPORTING A CAR   MARINE INSURANCE DUTY & TAX
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DUTY AND TAX RATE PERCENTAGE

Rules for household goods and person effects that are duty-free vary based on the following:

  • Customers moving their principal home or returning to the United Kingdom:
    • Goods have been in Customer's person use for at least six months before being imported
    • Customer is able to prove that duty and tax have already been paid before arrival
    • Items are declared on the C-3 Form
  • Customers coming from outside the European Union:
    • Have lived at least at least 12 months abroad
    • Will not sell, loan out or dispose of household goods within 12 months of being imported (unless Customs authority allowed it)
  • Customer is setting up a secondary household in the UK
  • Customers are living in another European Union country:
    • Customer owns a secondary home in the UK or will be renting one for a minimum of 12 months
    • Items have been owned by customer three months before being imported and will not be sold for up to 12 months after
    • Customer can provide proof that duty and tax have already been paid on items
    • Items are declared on the C-3 Form
  • Customer is living outside the EU (items can be duty-free but not VAT free):
    • Customer has lived for at least twelve months outside of the EU
    • Customer owns a secondary home in the UK or is renting one for twenty-four months minimum
    • Goods have been owned and used for personal use for at least six months before importation
    • Items and effects will not be sold, lent out or disposed of within twelve months of being imported (unless Customs authority allowed it)
    • Customer can provide proof that duty and tax have already been paid on items
    • Items are declared on the C-33 Form
  • Importation of the majority of private vehicles are duty-free assuming:
    • The owner of the vehicle is moving their primary residence to the UK
    • Customer's living outside of EU countries have been abroad for more than 12 months
    • The vehicle has been owned and used abroad by the Customer for a minimum of six months
    • Said vehicle was not purchased duty or tax-free
    • It is for personal use and will not be resold within a year of being imported
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Moving Tips

1. Don't pack away your keys
2. Don't pack away your plane tickets
3. Label any box you need immediately "Open First" 
4.  Notify the utility companies about when to connect and disconnect power, cable, telephone etc.
5.  Notify the post office to route your mail to your new location
6.  Send change of address cards to friends and family 
7. Keep out some pet food handy for your pets 
8. Don't forget about your garden furniture or items in the yard 
9. Take a last look around when the movers have completed loading the truck at the pickup site
10.  Familiariaze yourself with local hospitals, urgent care facilities and pizza delivery restaurants!

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