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Importing your car from Sweden 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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

The transportation time to get a car from Sweden to the United Kingdom can vary depending on the mode of transportation chosen, such as road, sea, or a combination of both. More often than not we will use road freight but there are a multitude of options for getting your car to the United Kingdom from Sweden.

If you opt for road transportation, the journey time from Sweden to the United Kingdom can take approximately 2 to 4 days. This includes the time needed for driving from Sweden to the ferry port, the ferry crossing, and the subsequent road journey within the UK.

If you choose sea transportation, such as using a shipping container or a RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) vessel, the shipping time can range from 3 to 7 days, depending on the specific shipping route, carrier, and any potential delays.

It’s important to note that these timeframes are estimates and can be influenced by various factors, including the exact locations in Sweden and the UK, as well as any unforeseen circumstances during transit.

To get more accurate information regarding the transportation time for your specific import, it is recommended to fill in our quote form as we will manage the transportation of your car to the United Kingdom if we it is not already in the United Kingdom.

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