Anyone planning a move to the U.K. could greatly benefit from having a vehicle shipped over. Having your motorcycle with you makes it easier to travel the beautiful foreign lands of the United Kingdom more freely.
Fortunately, there are many great motorcycle shipping companies in the U.S. with a history of successful overseas motorcycle transports.
It is always wise to gather a few quotes before choosing a transport company to ship your motorcycle to the U.K. You must have certain information ready for the transporter in order for them to calculate your shipping costs more accurately. You must inform the transport company of the bike’s make and model, weight, pickup and drop off locations, and whatever shipping services you’d like to buy.
About Foreign Import Laws and Taxes Associated with Your Motorcycle’s Transport.
Similar to all nations, the U.K. has a strict import policy, especially regarding motor vehicles. 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 to learn the laws. You must also find out what you owe out in import taxes and duties.
Depending on where you’re shipping your bike to in the U.K., you may pay out more in import fees than you do for transport services through a professional. Make sure you’re prepared to pay these taxes. You’ll need proof that you paid them off before the bike can get accepted into the country.
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.