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Importing your car from  Andorra to the United Kingdom

Whilst Andorra is a small place we do get a surprising amount of private individuals wanting to import their cars back but don’t know where to start.

My Car Import is the United Kingdom’s leading authority in the importation of cars on behalf of private individuals.

We pride ourselves on taking over the entire process of getting your car from Andorra back to the United Kingdom then the process that follows thereafter to ensure the car is compliant.

The actual specifics of the importation of your car will vary due to a few factors so the best way to get a price to import your car is with our quote request form.

Once you fill it out someone will look over your request then get back to you with an accurate quotation to take care of everything.

We understand that importing cars can be a bit of a headache which is why we try to make the process as simple as possible for you.

How long does it take to transport a car from Andorra to the UK

The time it takes to transport a car from Andorra to the UK can vary depending on several factors, including the specific locations in Andorra and the UK, the mode of transportation chosen, and any logistical considerations. Here are some key factors that can influence the transport time:

Distance: The distance between Andorra and the UK is a significant factor. Andorra is a landlocked country in the Pyrenees mountains, and the UK is an island nation. The distance can affect the time it takes to transport a car, whether by road, sea, or a combination of both.

Transportation Mode: The mode of transportation you choose will greatly impact the time. The most common methods for transporting a car from Andorra to the UK include road transport, where the car is driven or transported by truck, and sea transport, where the car is shipped by ferry or cargo ship.

Route: The specific route taken by the transport vehicle, especially if it involves road transport, can influence the time. The route may vary depending on the transporter’s preferences, traffic conditions, and border crossings.

Customs and Documentation: The time required for customs clearance and documentation processing can also affect the overall transport time. Ensuring that all necessary paperwork is in order can help expedite this process.

Transporter Availability: The availability of transporters and shipping schedules can vary. It’s important to coordinate with a reputable transport company and inquire about their availability and estimated delivery times.

Weather and Season: Weather conditions and the season in which you’re transporting the car can play a role. Adverse weather, road closures due to snow or other factors, and holiday seasons can lead to delays.

Transit Stops: If your chosen transportation method involves multiple transit stops or transfers, this can extend the transport time.

Special Considerations: If you have specific requirements or considerations, such as enclosed transport for a classic car, these factors can impact the time and cost of transportation.

In general, road transport from Andorra to the UK can take several days, depending on the route and distance. Sea transport, such as ferry services from nearby ports in France or Spain to the UK, may take additional time due to scheduling and crossing times. It’s essential to plan ahead, book transportation services in advance, and work with a reputable transport company to get a more accurate estimate of the transport time for your specific situation. Additionally, consider any additional time for customs clearance and administrative procedures.


What documentation do I need to import a car from Andorra to the UK?

You will need the car’s registration papers, bill of sale, and a valid certificate of conformity (COC) from the manufacturer.

Are there any specific regulations or requirements for importing a car from Andorra to the UK?

Cars imported from Andorra to the UK must comply with European Union regulations and pass an IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) or SVA (Single Vehicle Approval) test to ensure that they meet safety and emissions standards.

Is there any duty or taxes on cars imported from Andorra to the UK?

Yes, cars imported from Andorra to the UK are subject to import duty and VAT at the standard rate.

What is the process for registering an imported car from Andorra in the UK?

Once the car has been imported and passed an IVA or SVA test, it must be registered with the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) and pay the appropriate taxes and fees.

Can I import a car from Andorra to the UK if it is over a certain age?

Cars over 30 years old are considered classics and are not subject to IVA or SVA tests, but they must still comply with all other regulations, including emissions standards.

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