Milan is Italy’s epicenter for economy and financial endeavors making it the number one relocation destination for business savvy individuals and businesses throughout the world. If you have recently moved to Milan or are planning to do so, you may need to move your personal vehicle as well. Milan has brought acclaim to business such as television, internet, manufacturing, automobile, chemicals, pharmaceutical, health and biotechnologies. The city is also a prominent leader in banking, finance and stock trade worldwide. On top of the general business endeavors that millions of people find themselves relocating for, Milan is also host to more than 2.6 million people annually travelling through Italy and visiting the city, thus increasing revenue in the private sector business for lodging, restaurants and shopping centers. Traveling in such a busy industrial city will be much easier when using your own personal vehicle. Hailing a daily cab or even renting a motor vehicle can become very expensive in a short period of time, and even with the cost of shipping a car overseas, you will find that you will save money by relocating your own car when adding in daily fees, insurance for rentals and rental fees.
Professional Auto Shipping to Milan.
To have your car moved to Milan you’re going to need a reputable automobile shipping company to handle everything for you. While there won’t be any major regulations to worry about with customs, you will need to provide some basic documentation to the auto shipper such as your driver’s license and social security number to show proof of identity as well as forms such as a Power of Attorney statement to give permission to the shipper to transport your car overseas. The agent at the transport company will also get details about your automobile and the type of transport that you will need for your car based on its make, model and size and will be able to schedule the car for pick-up and delivery with convenient door to door shipping. You’ll be asked to prepare your car prior to shipping by cleaning the car inside and out, maintaining the proper fuel and fluid levels and making sure your battery is fully charged and any alarms are disabled for transportation. A damage inspection will be completed prior to the car being loaded for delivery as well as after the car arrives at the port for Milan and having a clean car will help ensure that any damage, both prior to as well as after delivery, are easily noticed. Your agent will cover details pertaining to types of shipping and international shipping rates from the United States to Milan when you speak to them.
Customs and Registration in Milan.
Italy is unlike many countries as it does not have stringent customs regulations pertaining to the import of automobiles. You will need to pay import duties and taxes as well as a Value Added Tax (VAT) if you have a new car and you will need to register your automobile and have Italian license plates on the car in order to drive legally while in Milan. Improper tags and those not from Italy can cause your automobile to be secured by the Police in Milan and you may have to pay high fees for release, or can even chance the car being exported back to the United States. To have your automobile registered promptly you will need to go to the Provincial Motorization Office and speak to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. If you have owned your automobile for more than one year, you may be able to be exempted from paying the duty fees. They will need the following paperwork to legally register your car and give you the Italian license plates:
For Used Cars Imported to Milan.
- Driver’s License or Photo Identification (If foreign it needs to have an Italian translation).
- Certificate of residency for the legal owner of the car.
- Sales Receipt stamped with the revenue stamp as well as notarized with owners signature.
- T2119 Application signed and notarized.
- NP2B Registration from the Civil Motorization Office.
- Owners Tax Code Number.
- Valid copy of registration as well as the Original Registration.
- Certificate of Commerce if the car is owned by a company, corporation or industry.
- Statement with authenticated driver’s name if driving a company car.
For New Cars Imported to Milan:
- Automobile Title with valid owners signature.
- Commercial Invoice or Sales Invoice with legal owners name.
- Automobile Registration (Original).
- Driver’s License.
- Tax Code Number of individual owner.
All residents in Italy, whether temporary or permanent, must pay taxes to the country and must register for a tax code number upon relocation to Milan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Italy can fully detail the steps to apply for your tax code number. You may also want to contact U.S. Customs for further information on export regulations for exporting automobiles and other goods from the United States to Italy.
For all of your questions concerning overseas shipping your transport agent will be able to give you extensive answers and will also be able to assist you in gathering necessary documents and paperwork that will be needed for automobile registration and shipping your car internationally to Milan.
For further in depth information on regulations for automobile registry in Rome you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Italy for detailed information. You will also be required to pay import duties and register to pay taxes in Italy. All residents in Rome must pay taxes whether they have imported a motor vehicle or not. For new car owners you will be required to also pay a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 22%. If you have owned the motor vehicle for at least one year prior to relocation you can be exempted from paying the import duties. Proof of ownership is required. You will also need to immediately register the car and have Italian license plates. Cars found without Italian plates are subject for repossession by the police in Rome and throughout Italy.
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.