Shipping a vehicle to the United Kingdom is beneficial for anyone who plans on residing in the country. Having your own car allows you to travel your new surroundings freely while avoiding the difficulties of public transportation.
Fortunately, there are many great international auto transport companies experienced with handling the import policies of the UK.
Like all countries, the UK has a strict auto import policy. All regulations must be fulfilled in order for the vehicle to be lawfully allowed into the country. Any reliable transport company will be happy to assist you in the process of preparing the vehicle for shipping day. However, it is your responsibility to contact the Embassy of the United Kingdom
About Auto Import and the Documentation Needed.
To ensure a successful international delivery, certain proof will be required. This proof is to provide Customs with, so that they can give the automobile approval for import.
- Vehicle Title and Registration.
- Proof of Paid VAT and Duties.
- Proof of Passed Inspections.
- Proof of Vehicle Registration and Paid Tax.
- Proof of Insurance within the UK.
- License and Passport.
There may be other forms of proof requested. Not only will you need the specific documents, but the vehicle must be registered within 14 days of being in the country. Proof of insurance will also be necessary before the vehicle can even be driven on UK roadways.
When you hire seasoned transporters to help you with your vehicle’s oversea adventure, the process will be much less stressful. In fact, it is even very cost effective and often cheaper than less practical methods of international import. Find a reputable overseas transport company to ship your car to the United Kingdom.
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.
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