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Date added: 19/12/2017 USA Car Import Guide. Car shipping customs regulations USA

Importing vehicles into the UK

Telling HMRC
  • Paying VAT and duty
    1. Getting vehicle approval
    2. Registering an imported vehicle
    3. Temporary imports
  • 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.

    1. Tell HM Revenue and Customs (Pay VAT and duty if Get vehicle approval to show your vehicle meets safety and environmental standards.
    2. 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