So you have a car, or any vehicle for that matter that you need to take abroad with you. Have you ever stopped to consider what this might entail? Maybe your off on holiday for a few weeks, maybe you want to travel around Europe by camper van, or maybe you’re relocating to Australia. Well read this article to find out some of the important things you need to consider before moving your vehicle out of the uk
With recession in the UK in full swing and the 중국배대지 volcanic ash grounding planes hoping on a ferry and taking a drive around Europe has never seemed like a better idea. Weather it’s a few days in France or a full blown camper van jaunt around Europe there are still some things you may have over looked.
Shipping your vehicle abroad for more than 12 months (permanent export)
When a car or any vehicle registered in the United Kingdom (UK) is shipped out of the country for 12 months or more, it’s regarded as being permanently exported from the UK.
You must notify the DVLA when shipping your car out of the UK, by filling in form (V5C/4) of the vehicle registration certificate (V5C). Your car or vehicle will become subject to the legal requirements of the new country after shipping. If you don’t have a vehicle or car registration certificate you will need to get a certificate of permanent export (V561) before shipping.
Shipping your car or vehicle abroad for less than 12 months (temporary export)
If a UK registered vehicle is shipped abroad temporarily, it remains subject to UK law. This means you must tax your car or vehicle while while it is shipped abroad. Providing the car has a current MOT certificate and insurance, you’ll be able to tax your car or vehicle after shipping.
If you return with your car untaxed, the vehicle will need to be transported when you return, the vehicle must not be driven. SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) should be declared straight away after shipping. It is important that you have a valid registration certificate when when shipping your car out of the country on a temporary basis. You can get a replacement certificate by contacting the DVLA.
So you’re ready to ship your car or vehicle abroad?
Think again, overseas customs facilities can vary dramatically. For example, did you know that you must pay customs duty, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and luxury car tax (LCT) where applicable and obtain customs clearance at the port of entry if importing to Australia?
Car shipping costs and rates. Costs and prices for worldwide shipping of vehicles and cars overseas.
Depending on return traffic from a particular country many shipping lines offer very competitive prices for car shipping, depending on the amount of traffic moving to that particular part of the world and how far our car or vehicle will be shipped. The size of your vehicle will have an impact on car shipping costs. A normal sized family car will have a lower shipping rate than a large van.