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Another car being shipped 
Post: #1   PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:01 pm Reply with quote
DAC
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Becoming bit of a seasoned hand at car shipping as I'm now on my 3rd, and again this time we're using Auto Shippers. Will keep the post updated so that anyone else thinking of doing the same can see the process and ask any questions.

1: Initial quote obtained online at Auto Shipper web site and it takes only a minute or two to submit it and the quote came back within about an hour.

2: Fee paid by BACS

3: Email arrived requesting further info and that was simply copies/scan of pages 1 & 2 of the V5C and a scan of my passport.

4: Dates booked for collection from our house and a provisional date for shipping. The vehicle needs to be with the shipper a minimum of one week before the vessel departs.

5: Clearing agent in Cyprus is Foda and her fees, port fees and registration fees have all been received by email

6: Now awaiting conformation of point 4.
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:42 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for that DAC.how long do you have to have owned car for in the UK before importing?
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:07 pm Reply with quote
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lamby wrote:
Thanks for that DAC.how long do you have to have owned car for in the UK before importing?


Unless it's a tax free car then it makes no difference and then if it is the latter then you have to have owned it for a minimum of 6 months. But if you buy a car in the normal way, either second-hand privately or from a garage, then you can ship it as soon as you like.
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:31 am Reply with quote
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DAC wrote:
lamby wrote:
Thanks for that DAC.how long do you have to have owned car for in the UK before importing?


Unless it's a tax free car then it makes no difference and then if it is the latter then you have to have owned it for a minimum of 6 months. But if you buy a car in the normal way, either second-hand privately or from a garage, then you can ship it as soon as you like.


or if its less than 6 months old. then you have to pay VAT in cyprus

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Post: #5   PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:20 am Reply with quote
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Hello DAC, I'm interested in shipping a car however the new road tax legislation put me off - tax for one year for my imported car looked like it was going to be over 1000. I thought this seemed excessive however I could not find a working Cyp government website to confirm.
Are you able to assist -
Has this legislation actually gone through?
The age related 'additional' road tax on imported cars - is this a one off fee or a yearly fee?

I am currently deciding on selling my car rather than taking it to Cyprus, whilst it is 9 years old and likely to be charged due to its age its very low mileage with under 40k.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:53 pm Reply with quote
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geordie wrote:
Hello DAC, I'm interested in shipping a car however the new road tax legislation put me off - tax for one year for my imported car looked like it was going to be over 1000. I thought this seemed excessive however I could not find a working Cyp government website to confirm.
Are you able to assist -
Has this legislation actually gone through?
The age related 'additional' road tax on imported cars - is this a one off fee or a yearly fee?

I am currently deciding on selling my car rather than taking it to Cyprus, whilst it is 9 years old and likely to be charged due to its age its very low mileage with under 40k.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.


Don't know about the legislation you talk of so you're best off talking to Foda to get clarification on that.

00357 97 820657

The calculator for excise duty is available here...

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Post: #7   PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:41 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for the reply, I am hoping this legislation has not gone through. It was up for approval on 15th March 2019 however I cannot find any update as to what laws were passed. The proposal was based on lowering the import duties and getting the money through additional road tax. I can only find brief information from third party sites, an exerp below, if this has been/is to be approved it'll kill off the vehicle import market. I will contact Foda as suggested -

Changes to Road Tax 2019
Changes in road tax rates applicable to vehicles registered in the Republic after the law comes into force at the beginning of 2019.

The changes will see a rise in the road tax of passenger vehicles with high CO2 emissions and a rise in the road tax of newly registered passenger vehicles and vans according to their age.

Road tax for those two vehicle categories will take into consideration the combined cycle CO2 emissions euros per gramme per kilometre.

For 120 gr/km the tax will 0.50 per gr/km, or 60;
between 120 and 150, 3;
150 to 180, 6;
over 180, 12.
Annual road tax cannot exceed 1,500.

On top of this, road tax charged on used vehicles imported after the law comes into force will also include additional charges based on their age.

No charges will be imposed on used cars, petrol or diesel, up to one-year-old;
between one and two, zero for petrol and 100 for diesel;
two to three, 50 for petrol and 200 for diesel;
three to four 100 and 300;
four to five, 250 and 500;
five to eight, 500 to 1,000;
eight to 10, 750 and 1,500;
over 10, 1,000 and 2,000.
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Post: #8   PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:06 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for replies.very helpful.
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:30 pm Reply with quote
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Geordie,

The age related element of the bill was taken out in the end before it
went to the vote.

Import duty will be set at 0% and instead the costs will move on to
the road tax part.

The law was passed by Parliament on March 16th and will be in force
once published in the official gazette - which usually takes a few days.

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Post: #10   PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:59 am Reply with quote
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Thursday 11/04/2019

All the relevant paperwork from the shippers arrived by email today and the car is being collected next week in preparation for a sailing on 30/04/2019 with an estimated arrival in Cyprus 14/05/2019.
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