The UK’s Leading Car Importers


The UK’s Leading Car Importers

Need a hand importing your Austrian car into the United Kingdom?

If your car is already in the United Kingdom, then we can help with the paperwork to get your car registered. We can however handle the whole process of getting your Austrian car into the United Kingdom, along with all the required steps to register it if the car is not in the United Kingdom already.

Our quotes are fully inclusive and based entirely on your requirements. You can find out more about the process of importation of your car on this through this page, but don’t hesitate to get in touch and speak with a member of staff.

Getting your car to the United Kingdom

We are experts in logistics and can assist with getting your car into the United Kingdom safely.

If your car is already in the United Kingdom, we can either remotely register your car – or you can bring it to our premises for the required works to be completed. However, if you require transportation of your car to the United Kingdom there are many different transport methods that can be used.

Depending on your requirements, the car can be transported inland to a port, or transported the entire way on a car transporter. Our car logistics solutions are bespoke to your car, so get in touch so that we can better understand your requirements.

How much tax will you need to pay to import your car from Austria?

When importing a car from Austria to the UK it is possible to do so without actually paying any tax. Granted the car is both over 6 months old and has covered over 6000km from new. In the eyes of the HMRC any less is deemed as a new car, therefore you would have to pay VAT – however, this can in most cases be claimed back.

When importing a new or nearly new car, the VAT must be paid in the UK so please don’t hesitate to run any queries past us in reference to planning your import taxes prior to purchase.


Austrian car modifications and type approval


For cars that are under ten years old from Austria, they will need to comply to UK type approval. We can either do this with a process called mutual recognition or through IVA testing.

Every car is different and every manufacturer has different support standards for assisting their clients through the import process, so please enquire so we can discuss the optimum speed and cost option for your individual circumstances.

We manage the whole process on your behalf, whether that is dealing with the homologation team of your car’s manufacturer or the Department for Transport, so you can relax in the knowledge that you will be legally registered with the DVLA in the shortest time possible.

Left hand drive cars from Austria will require some modifications, including those to the headlight pattern to avoid glare for oncoming traffic, the speedo to display the miles per hour reading and the rear fog light if it is not already universally compliant.

We have built an extensive catalogue of the makes and models of car we have imported so can give you a quick cost estimate of what your individual car will require.

cars over ten years old

Over 10-year-old cars and classics are type approval exempt, but still require an MOT test and certain modifications prior to registration. The modifications depend on the age but are generally to the headlights and rear fog light.

Importing your car from the EU

Interested in reading more about getting your EU car registered?


We offer the complete Austrian car import service

Frequently asked questions about importing Austrian cars

Can we assist with transporting your vehicle from Austria?
Absolutely - we can take care of the entire process of getting your vehicle into the United Kingdom from Austria.
Is there any benefit to an IVA test even if my vehicle can be registered with a CoC?
Depending on the car you'll benefit from cheaper road tax when the route to registration is with an IVA test when compared to a Certificate of Conformity.
Is my Austrian vehicle insured?
During the transit of your vehicle from Austria, it is insured. Whilst onsite it is also covered in the case of any accidents.
Can I drive my car whilst it is being registered?
If your insurance allows you to do so and we are registering your vehicle using our remote registration or same-day registration service which depends on the vehicle.
My Austrian vehicle is already in the United Kingdom - can you still help?
We can help at any stage of the importation of your Austrian vehicle. Just let us know exactly what stage the import is and your quote will be adjusted accordingly.


Decades of experience

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    Jack Charlesworth
    An expert in having anything from supercar to supermini imported and registered in the UK
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    Tim Charlesworth
    With decades of car import and sales experience, there is no scenario Tim has not dealt with
  • Will Smith
    Will Smith
    Will markets the business, deals with enquiries, trade clients and drives the business into new territory.
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    Vikki Walker
    Office Administrator
    Vikki keeps the cogs turning in the business and manages all the administration tasks involved in the business.
  • Phil Mobley
    Phil Mobley
    Phil deals with clients from all around the world and helps them every step of the way.
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    Jade Williamson
    Registration and Testing
    Jade is an expert in car testing and registration submissions in the UK.


What our clients say

Get a quote to import your vehicle with My Car Import

My Car Import has successfully performed thousands of vehicle imports from start to finish. Wherever your vehicle is in the world, we will be able to handle every step of your import and registration process. We have a worldwide network of agents on every continent to give us up to date local knowledge and confidence wherever your vehicle is located.

We are the only car importer in the UK to have made a considerable investment in a DVSA approved testing facility for our site. This means DVSA inspectors use our onsite testing lane to issue individual type approvals to our client’s vehicles. With our worldwide presence and ongoing commitment to all aspects of UK compliance, we are the market leaders in our field.

Get a quote to import and register your vehicle in the United Kingdom?

My Car Import has successfully performed registrations for thousands of imported vehicles. Wherever your vehicle is in the world, we will be able to handle every step of your import and registration process.

With our worldwide presence and ongoing commitment to all aspects of UK compliance, we are the market leaders in our field. Whether you are personally importing your vehicle, commercially importing multiple vehicles, or trying to gain low volume type approvals for vehicles you are manufacturing, we have the knowledge and facilities to meet all of your requirements.

Don't hesitate to fill out our quote request form so that we can provide a quotation for the importation of your vehicle to the United Kingdom.