Importing a car into UK

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by Psypher, Jun 19, 2010.

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  1. No doubt someone here will have experience of this...

    Anyway have any advice about bringing a car into the UK as a personal import. The car is a couple of years old.

    Is there VAT or import duty to pay customs, what the registration process, etc.?

    Any tips are greatly welcomed and if anyone can advise on a good shipper from the US east coast.

    Cheers chaps!
     
  2. The age of the car is less important than how long you have owned it. Unless you are particularly attached to the car in question, or it is a genuinely desireable USA only model, the hassle and expense are probably not worth it. Since you are (one assumes) military, try asking the embassy for advice. They should be able to give you all the info you need.