Date added: 19/12/2017 USA Car Import Guide. Car shipping customs regulations USA
Importing vehicles into the UK
1. How to import a vehicle
You must complete certain steps as soon as you bring a vehicle into the UK permanently.
You can pay an importer or shipping company to do them for you.
- Tell HM Revenue and Customs (Pay VAT and duty if Get vehicle approval to show your vehicle meets safety and environmental standards.
- Register and tax the vehicle with insure your vehicle before you drive it on UK roads.
You can be prosecuted if you use your vehicle on a public road before you complete these steps, unless you’re driving it to a pre-booked MOT or vehicle approval test.
Commercial importers of new vehicles that use a secure registration schemedon’t have to follow these steps.
If you visit the UK with a vehicle
Follow the rules for temporary imports instead if both of the following apply:
- you don’t usually live in the UK
- you’re bringing a vehicle to the UK for less than 6 months