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Post: #1   PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:14 pm Reply with quote
Lou sheps
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Hi everyone, Im moving to Avgorou Early April and Im looking at the differences of buying furniture, garden equipment, tools, tvs etc out in Cyprus or shipping mine over. I also have a van that i would like to bring as the cost of vehicles in Cyprus is expensive. Its a 2016 mercedes vito.

I am an electrician by trade.

It would be really useful to get others thought and experiences please. Smile
Any help and advice is much appreciated.
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:05 pm Reply with quote
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Hi again,

You'll probably find mixed opinions on this one - some bring lots of furniture
and others start again from fresh. It also depends on whether you have your
own place or are renting - as many (not all) rented places come with furniture.

When we moved over we just took half a container with boxes of bits &
pieces and stuff for our children. We didn't bring furniture though as we
already had our stuff in Cyprus and just moved our UK stuff to other
properties.

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If you have your van already then probably better to bring that - you can get
an idea on costs to be paid once the vehicle arrives by contacting Foda.
She's a lady that will deal with all the paperwork and running around if you
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Hope that helps & good luck with the move!

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Re: Shipping container costs and the of cost of bringing a v 
Post: #3   PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:47 pm Reply with quote
Saint George
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Lou sheps wrote:
Hi everyone, Im moving to Avgorou Early April and Im looking at the differences of buying furniture, garden equipment, tools, tvs etc out in Cyprus or shipping mine over. I also have a van that i would like to bring as the cost of vehicles in Cyprus is expensive. Its a 2016 mercedes vito.

I am an electrician by trade.

It would be really useful to get others thought and experiences please. Smile
Any help and advice is much appreciated.


If you have owned your van for over 12 months you should escape the extortionate import tax. Bring with you the previous 12 months insurance certificate as proof that you have owned the vehicle for that period as from past experience they don't seem to deem the registration document as proof of ownership.
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:04 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks both.
Does anyone have any idea of the amount of Tax that is payable on a van please. Itís 2 yr old, Iíve had it from new.
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:49 pm Reply with quote
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Lou sheps wrote:
Thanks both.
Does anyone have any idea of the amount of Tax that is payable on a van please. Itís 2 yr old, Iíve had it from new.


I believe that you should be exempt if you have owned the vehicle for over twelve months, as per my suggestion that you have your previous insurance certificate as proof. I had a company car prior to moving to Cyprus so had to buy one to ship over. The import tax was extortionate as I had not owned it previously sufficiently long enough before we made the move.

As Steve has suggested I would contact Foda, she is an English Cypriot lady based in Larnaca and speaks perfect English, so no communication problems if you speak to her over the phone. She is extremely helpful and is fully up to date with the rules and regs regarding car importation.

Best of luck
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:57 am Reply with quote
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From memory vehicles need to have been owned for at least 6 months and have 4 or 6 thousand miles on them (sorry cant remember if its 4 or 6).

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Post: #7   PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:29 am Reply with quote
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Hi All,

you have to own the vehicle for 6 months or more AND have a minimum of 6,000 kilometres (3,700 miles) on the clock.

Cheers.
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Post: #8   PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:55 pm Reply with quote
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so are you saying that if i have owned a vehicle for over a year and have over say 5k on clock i pay no import duties and can just bring the car into the country. only just seen this post by the way. thanks.
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm Reply with quote
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Post: #10   PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:51 pm Reply with quote
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Foda is excellent, I have sent a few vehicles now and purchased cars in Cyprus with problems on registration and Foda always gets the job done. And at a reasonable price. Personally I would rather spend my time on the beach or pub rather than trying to register a vehicle. Done it once and decided never again.

Also maybe look at the prices containers make in Cyprus. Maybe buy your own then sell it in Cyprus. I have purchased a few here in UK and they are about £2000 for a as new 1 way ship container. That is what I plan to do
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Post: #11   PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:14 am Reply with quote
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An option worth considering is euro-pallets. We moved three big cartons and included our TV, PC, a couple of light chairs and loads of framed pictures and odds and ends in three boxes at very low cost. Nothing broke in transit until I unloaded and dropped the pictures Embarassed

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