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Importing your car from Romania to the United Kingdom

Why choose My Car Import?

We can handle the whole process of importing your car from Romania, 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 Romania?

The process starts with you either getting your car collected or dropping it off at the port.

Our dedicated professionals work closely with trusted contacts in Romania, ensuring a seamless sourcing process for your car. We take care of all the necessary documentation and negotiations, making sure that your car is acquired from reputable sellers.

Transporting your car from Romania to the UK is a big deal,  so you want to be sure that you can trust your chosen import company. We prioritize the safety and security of your car throughout the journey, particularly during transit.

We collaborate with experienced shipping partners who specialize in car transportation, guaranteeing reliable and efficient delivery.

Whether by sea freight or road transportation, we handle all the logistics, including customs clearance, ensuring a smooth journey for your car.



For cars from Romania, we can handle the shipping on your behalf. This includes the scheduling of your car’s ocean freight, loading, and unloading.

We typically ship the cars using shared containers. This allows you to benefit from a reduced import rate.

Container shipment is a safe and secure way to import your car into the UK and is often the most cost-effective. If you would like a dedicated 20ft container for your car then please request this when you enquire.

Customs clearance

Navigating customs and import regulations can be a daunting task, but our team is well-equipped to handle it.

We guide you through the entire process, ensuring compliance with UK customs requirements and the payment of applicable taxes and duties. We take care of all the necessary paperwork, streamlining the import process and minimizing any potential delays or complications.

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 your car is registered, My Car Import provides convenient delivery and collection services. Our team ensures a seamless and secure transfer, bringing your car directly to your desired location or arranging for collection at our designated facility.

We take care of the entire process

My Car Import handles the entire import process, ensuring a hassle-free experience. From paperwork to shipping logistics, customs clearance to compliance, we take care of everything for you.

Why you should choose My Car Import

While it’s perfectly possible to take on the import process yourself, it’s important to be aware of the complications that can sometimes arise.

Dealing with foreign agents can be tough when there are language barriers, not to mention the difficulties in speaking to the right person.

We want you to avoid all of these obstacles. We’d like your import process to be smooth, efficient, and stress-free.

That’s why we recommend letting our team of experts help you.

It’s one less thing to worry about, and you’ll know that your car is on its way back home.

Frequently asked questions

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

Cars under ten require an IVA test.

We have the only privately operated IVA testing facility in the UK. This means that your car won’t need to wait for a testing slot at a government testing centre which can take weeks, if not months to obtain.

We IVA test onsite every week and 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.

Please contact us for a quote so we can discuss the optimum speed and cost options for your circumstances.


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 before 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.

Can you drive a Romanian registered car in the UK?

Whilst waiting for your car to be registered, you can drive  with Romanian number plates as long as you have the correct insurance in place.

Many of our customers who import their cars drive to the UK themselves and begin the registration process.

Once the car is registered and insured, you can add your new number plates.

If you need any help with importing your car from Romania, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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