The United Kingdom is a thousand miles from their European neighbors in Austria. Fortunately, moving to Austria from the UK doesn’t have to be complicated. Residents of Austria enjoy a high quality of life not all that different from the UK. The country boasts affordable childcare, education, and easy access to transportation that takes passengers throughout Europe.
German is the most common language in Austria, with English a helpful second language understood by most in the country. UK citizens will feel right at home.
Can you import your belongings into the country? Is it even affordable?
When it comes to importing your personal goods to Austria, there are several factors to consider. This guide will help you decide what to move and how, making your transition a smooth and easy process.
What are the requirements to import household goods to Austria?
As a member of the European Union, Austria has two different sets of rules for importing: rules for EU member countries and rules for non-EU member countries. Until the Brexit negotiations are complete, the UK is continuing to operate temporarily under EU rules. Here is what you need to know to import your goods from the UK to Austria:
In spite of the complex and nebulous regulatory environment caused by Brexit, moving a car or household goods to Austria from the UK is streamlined and simple. For the most part, you won’t be required to pay import duties or taxes, nor will you need to fill out paperwork. It is unclear if ongoing Brexit negotiations will have any future impact, so if you have questions or concerns about changes in regulations, you should get in contact with your shipping expert or customs authorities.
What are the requirements to import a vehicle?
If you bring a vehicle with you to Austria, you do need to register it in Austria within 30 days of your move. You will also need to pay the standard consumption tax, referred to as NOVA.
The Easiest Way to Import Your Vehicle? Hire A Shipping Company
At A-1 Auto Transport, we understand how overwhelming it can be to handle the complex requirements for shipping a vehicle or belonging overseas. A-1 Auto Transport has an experienced team of international shipping experts ready to make your import or export easy and painless.
If you’re planning to ship a vehicle from the UK to Austria, look no further than A-1 Auto Transport. Complete the form at the top of this page to receive a free international moving rates quote You can also get in contact with our international shipping specialists or give us a call. We’ll walk you through your options for overseas vehicle transport and assist you with all the paperwork, helping you achieve a carefree moving experience.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.