The UK’s Leading Car Importers


The UK’s Leading Car Importers

Importing a car from Italy to the UK

The process of importing my car from Italy to the UK went really smoothly, thanks to the staff at MyCarImport who were extremely helpful and efficient. Having been through the car import process before in Europe which was incredibly stressful, time-consuming not to mention costly, this went like a dream! Grateful thanks to all involved.
- Audi A4 Avant 2.0 Diesel previously registered in Italy

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

Getting your vehicle to the United Kingdom from Italy

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

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

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

How much tax will you need to pay to import your vehicle from Italy?

When importing a car from Italy to the UK it is possible to do so without actually paying any tax. Granted the vehicle 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 vehicle, therefore you would have to pay VAT – however, this can in most cases can then be claimed back in the country it has come from.

When importing a new or nearly new vehicle, 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.

Italian vehicle modifications and type approval

For vehicles that are under ten years old from Italy, 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 vehicle’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 Italy 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 vehicle we have imported so can give you a quick cost estimate of what your individual car will require.

Importing Italian vehicles 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. Vehicles over 40 years old are MOT exempt so we can register these remotely for you.


We offer the complete Italian vehicle import service


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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 vehicle 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.