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Importing your car from Luxembourg to the United Kingdom

Why choose My Car Import?

We can handle the whole process of importing your car from Australia, including the export, shipping, customs clearance, UK inland trucking, compliance testing and DVLA registration.

We handle the entire process, saving you time and unforeseen costs.

What is the process for importing a car from Luxembourg?

This depends on if your car is in the United Kingdom or in Luxembourg.

We have a lot of clients who have already brought their cars here – but if it isn’t we can help.

Inland transport

We can assist with the inland transportation of your car to the United Kingdom.

Customs clearance

The customs clearance process and paperwork required to clear your car are handled by ourselves to ensure your car does not incur any additional storage fees.

Once your car has cleared customs and is delivered to our premises we modify the car

The car is modified and tested by ourselves for compliance in the United Kingdom.

After which all relevant testing is undertaken onsite at our privately owned IVA testing lane.

  • We modify your car at our premises
  • We test your car at our premises
  • We take care of the entire process

We then register your car for you.

Once all prerequisites are satisfied, My Car Import takes care of the car registration process. From obtaining UK registration plates to completing necessary paperwork with the DVLA, we handle the details to ensure a smooth and hassle-free registration experience for your imported car.

We then deliver or you can collect your car.

Once you sort out your insurance for driving it on the road you are ready to go.

We take care of the entire process

With years of experience we can be trusted with your car import requirements.

Moving back to the United Kingdom?

When importing a car from Luxembourg to the UK, you can do so completely tax free providing the car is both over 6 months old and has covered over 6000km from new.

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.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to transport a car from Luxembourg to the United Kingdom?

The time it takes to transport a car from Luxembourg to the United Kingdom can vary depending on the shipping method and other logistical factors. There are two common methods for transporting a car between Luxembourg and the UK:

Ro-Ro (Roll-on/Roll-off) Shipping: In Ro-Ro shipping, the car is driven onto a specialized vessel at the port of origin (Luxembourg) and driven off at the destination port in the United Kingdom. Ro-Ro shipping is typically faster and more cost-effective for transporting cars. The transit time for Ro-Ro shipping from Luxembourg to the UK is usually around 2 to 5 days.

Container Shipping: Alternatively, the car can be transported inside a shipping container. The car is securely loaded into a container, and the container is then placed on a cargo ship. Container shipping may take a bit longer due to additional handling and processing time. The transit time for container shipping from Luxembourg to the UK is typically around 5 to 10 days.

Please note that these transit times are rough estimates and can be influenced by various factors, including the shipping company’s schedule, specific shipping route, weather conditions, and customs clearance procedures.

For more precise and up-to-date information on shipping times for a car from Luxembourg to the United Kingdom, we recommend filling out a quote form.

What is the process for importing cars under ten years old?

We do this using an IVA test. We have the only privately operated IVA testing facility in the UK, meaning your car will not be waiting for a testing slot at a government testing centre, which can take weeks, if not months to obtain. We IVA test every week on-site and therefore have the fastest turnaround to get your car registered and on UK roads.

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

Australian cars may require some modifications, including the speedo to display an MPH reading and the rear fog light positioning if it is not already universally compliant.

We have built an extensive catalogue of the makes and models of cars we have imported so can give you an accurate estimate of what your car will require to be ready for its IVA test.

What is the process for importing cars over ten years old?

Cars over 10 years old are type approval exempt but still require a safety test, called an MOT, and similar modifications to an IVA test prior to registration. The modifications depend on the age but are generally to the rear fog light.

If your car is over 40 years old it does not need an MOT test and can be delivered directly to your UK address ahead of it being registered.

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