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MOVING TO THE UK
THINGS TO CONSIDER  STORAGE  CUSTOMS 
IMPORTING A CAR   MARINE INSURANCE DUTY & TAX
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IMPORTING A CAR

Customers moving to the United Kingdom for the first time may import vehicles (including trailers, boats and aircrafts) into the country if:

  • The owner is moving their primary residence to the UK
  • Customer living outside the European Union (EU) has been abroad for at least 12 months
  • Vehicle has been owned and used abroad by Customer for at least six months
  • It was not purchased duty free or tax free
  • The vehicle is for personal use only and will not be sold within a year of being imported
  • A Declaration to Her Majesty's Customs and Excise must specify:
    • Manufacture date, make, model name, serial number, chassis number and engine number
    • Cubic engine capacity and number of cylinders
    • Whether it is petrol or diesel and left or right hand drive
    • Description of the body, the price and the odometer reading
    • Any extra or special features
      • Such as automatic transmission
    • Any defects in the vehicle that would affect its price
  • Customer's presence at Customs Clearance may be required

You will need the following documents:

  • Registration papers and title
  • Police certificate or registration
  • Insurance policy
  • Original purchase invoice
  • Log book
  • Customs Form C104A (Importing vehicle in connection with moving main residence to the United Kingdom)
  • Customs Form C104F (Importing vehicle for a 6-12 month period)
  • Customs Form C384 (Importing vehicle when duty is applicable)
  • Community Transit Document T2 (can be found in the country your vehicle is being exported from

 

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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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