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Relocating back home to europe or UK? Read all the essential requirements here!

  • July 6, 2021
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Moving back home to Europe/UK from UAE? Take your car with you! Trust us, it’s cheaper than you think!

You can save money when moving your car, motorcycle or any other vehicle(s) along as a part of your household goods.

Europe and UK customs allows a full exemption of import duties (Customs and VAT) which on average could save you up to 30% of your car value and almost 50% as compared to buying a similar vehicle in your home country. There are various import tax exemption laws in place that could result in major savings, but the trick is to be able to take advantage of them.

Generally, the customs tax is 10% on the value of the car and then there is VAT which ranges from 16% to 22% depending on each country but this can be exempted if you’re relocating and save you that chunk of money in taxes.

Conditions required in order to be eligible for a tax-free import to Europe/UK –

  • Proof of Residency outside the EU region for a minimum of 12 months is required.
  • The vehicle has to be owned for a minimum of 6 months before importing.
  • Do not intend to sell it for at least a year after importing it.
  • The mortgage needs to be clear on the vehicle before initiating the ship-out process.

List of documents required to ship a car –

  • Passport copy
  • Export certificate
  • Export certificate

However, for tax-free relocations, an additional set of documents are required –

  • Residence visa copy
  • Car registration copy proving the vehicle has been owned/registered under your name for a minimum of 6 months in the country of origin.
  • Letter from the employer or the authorized embassy stating you’ve lived outside the EU for at least 12 months

How can we help?
FMC is a one-stop-shop for all your car shipping requirements. We can transport your car within GCC or internationally through various shipping methods including by air, sea or land freight. The fastest way to transport a vehicle internationally would be air but it may hurt your pocket a little too much whereas car shipping by sea would the most economical option wherein you can ship through Ro-Ro or containerized cargo both dedicated and consolidated. Moreover, land freight is the best suited for all the car shipping requirements within GCC as it is the fastest option with the transit times between 2-4 days depending on the location.

We can also facilitate door delivery for all the major ports in Europe and the UK region with services such as TUV, MOT and registration with destination country plates. Please get in touch for the best possible solution to ship your car back home.

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