Lithuania is a northern European country that extends from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. It is a highly developed member of the European Union, boasting a high quality of life and a temperate climate.
If you are moving from the UK to Lithuania, you may want to bring your vehicle or personal goods with you. Due to the dynamic regulatory environment caused by Brexit, rules governing trade between the UK and Lithuania are still in flux. As a member of the European Union, Lithuania’s customs and trade agreements with the UK remain in transition awaiting the finalization of Brexit in 2021.
This guide will give you the basics of what you need to import your personal belongings or vehicle to Lithuania, recognizing that some of these regulations are in flux, and may change at any time pending ongoing negotiations. To ensure success in this complex regulatory environment, you should work with an experienced transport service.
Here’s what you need to know:
How do I Import Personal Items to Lithuania?
When moving your belongings to Lithuania, it is recommended that you work with a transport company that has the expertise to help you clear customs and successfully import your goods safely. Your transport options will include air, ground and sea freight.
The current guidelines for importing your goods from the UK into Lithuania require:
- Way Bill
- Packing List
- Valued Inventory (weight per box and individual values of items)
- Passport and valid, unexpired visa
- Work or residence permit or letter from employer
If you are moving to the country permanently, household effects can be imported into the country duty-free. All you must do is be present at customs with a valid visa and appropriate documentation for entering the country. Duty-free household items include such items as:
- Dishes and housewares
- Clothing and personal effects
- Musical instruments
How Do I Import a Vehicle to Lithuania?
As with your household goods, it is highly recommended that you use a transport company to transport your vehicle to Lithuania. The requirements for import into Lithuania are complex. This can help you avoid making costly mistakes that you could cost you considerable time and money or leave your vehicle stranded in an unfamiliar port.
The duties and taxes for importing your vehicle into Lithuania are:
- Cars <7 years old will be subject to a 10% duty and an 18% VAT.
- Cars >7 years old will be subject to 18% VAT
You will also need to present the following documentation:
- Approved application form
- Proof of lawful ownership (such as a clean title without liens)
- A current vehicle registration
- Auto insurance policy
- Owner identification
- Customs clearance declaration
Want a Convenient Way to Import Your Belongings?
Importing your belongings to another country can be complicated and stressful. At A-1 Auto Transport, we understand the complex regulations governing international imports. These regulations can be overwhelming for people who don’t specialize in this area. A-1 Auto Transport has a top-notch team of international moving experts ready to make your import or export easy and painless. This will save you time so you can focus on what’s important, like learning how to speak Lithuanian.
If you’re planning to ship a vehicle or household goods from the UK to Lithuania, look no further than A-1 Auto Transport. Complete the form at the top of this page to receive a free overseas shipping quote. You can also get in contact with our international shipping specialists or give us a call. Our experienced team will 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.