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Vehicle Importing

 

This service will be of interest to individuals wishing to permanently import a car, motorcycle, or goods vehicle into the UK.

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are working to support our customers by continuing to provide Commission Notice/Mutual Recognition services. We will strive to process applications as quickly as possible, however these may take longer than our 5 to 10 working day published processing times.
 
If you have any questions or concerns,  please email us at vehicleimporting@vca.gov.uk
 

All information about making an application is available on the VCA and GOV.UK web-site. Please note that, under the Mutual Recognition scheme we do not deal with vehicles over 10 years of age (please contact DVLA), Heavy Goods Vehicles (please contact DVSA) or vehicles first registered in the United Kingdom (please contact DVLA).

Please choose one of the following services available from VCA:

Import a car, motorcycle, or motorhome into the UK

I am  planning to import a passenger car, motorcycle or motorhome that is under 10 years of age into the United Kingdom from a country within the European Union. I also have a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) and registration document for the vehicle.

Import a van or light goods vehicle into the UK

I am  planning to import a van or other light goods vehicle, that is under 10 years of age into the United Kingdom from a country within the European Union. I also have a (complete - not partial) Certificate of Conformity (CoC)*, or a Commission Notice letter and registration document for the vehicle.

 

Note that if you do not have a CoC for the vehicle you will need to contact the manufacturer in the UK (not the dealer) beforehand.

Import a Heavy Goods vehicle (HGV) into the UK

I would like to import a Heavy Goods Vehicle (over 3.5 tonnes) from a country within the European Union

Link to Gov.uk explanation of the Mutual recognition scheme

I would like to know more about Mutual Recognition and Vehicle importing

alternative options

None of these options apply

 

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