The UK’s Leading Car Importers


The UK’s Leading Car Importers

Are importing a vehicle from Singapore to the United Kingdom?

We are experts in importing cars from Singapore, including the export, shipping, customs clearance, UK inland trucking, compliance testing and DVLA registration. We handle the whole process, saving you time, hassle and unforeseen costs.

Getting your vehicle to the United Kingdom

We have carefully selected car shipping specialists operating out of Singapore to handle our client’s cars. We offer complimentary collection within the city limits. LTA deregistration of the vehicle is now an online process and we can supply guides on how to do this to ensure you receive the relevant Singapore registrations fees back as a rebate. We ship vehicles from Singpore using shared containers, meaning you benefit from a cheaper rates for moving your vehicle to the UK due to sharing the container space with other cars we are importing on behalf of our clients.

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

When importing a vehicle from Singapore, there are four different ways to clear customs in the UK, depending on the vehicles origin, age and your circumstances:

  • If you import a vehicle that was manufactured outside the EU, you will pay 20% VAT and 10% duty
  • If you import a vehicle that was manufactured in the EU, you will pay 20% VAT and £50 duty
  • If you import a vehicle that is over 30 years old and not extensively modified, you will pay 5% VAT only

Are you moving back as a transferring resident to the United Kingdom? If you have owned the vehicle for over six months and have proof of residency in Singapore stretching back 12 months – then your import will in most cases not be subject to import duties and taxes.


Vehicle modifications and type approval

For vehicles that are under ten years old, from Singapore, your vehicle will need to comply to UK standards. This is done by IVA testing your vehicle using our own IVA testing lane. This is the only privately operated IVA testing lane in the country and drastically reduces waiting times for your vehicle to be registered compared to using competitor vehicle import services.

Every car is different so please get a quote so we can discuss the optimum speed and cost option for your individual circumstances.

Cars imported from Singapore to the UK may require some modifications, including the speedo to display an MPH reading and the rear fog light positioning if it is not in the correct area of the lights.

We have built an extensive knowledge of all makes and models through experience, so can accurately quote you for what is needed to be done to your car.

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Vehicles over ten years old

Over 10-year-old cars are type approval exempt, but still require an MOT test and certain modifications similar to those for an IVA test prior to registration.

The modifications depend on the age but are generally to the headlights and rear fog light. If your vehicle is over 40 years old it does not need an MOT test and can be delivered direct to your UK address ahead of it being registered.


We offer the complete import service



How much does it cost to import a car from Singapore?

At My Car Import we offer the complete import service, however, every quote is bespoke to your exact vehicle and requirements. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for a no obligation quote to import your vehicle from Singapore to the United Kingdom.

The more information we know about the vehicle the easier it will be to give you an exact price to import your vehicle.

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