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Car shipping to Cyprus

Car Shipping  Rules to Cyprus

 

The Republic of Cyprus (Greek controlled areas only) Car Importation law stipulates the following:

FROM NON EU COUNTRIES:

In order to avoid paying excise duties, owner must provide the following documents.

 

  • That owner/family can import one duty free car as long as it’s already registered (on his/her name) and used for more than 6months at origin (excluding the shipping time to Cyprus). Only one car per family can be imported without duties.
  • The mileage is more than 6,000kms
  • Owner should have resided outside Cyprus for a continuous period of 12 months prior to transfer of normal residence.
  • The car must be imported within 6 months from owner’s transfer of normal residence to Cyprus.
  • Owner must prove that he is moving to Cyprus Transferring to Cyprus with work is not considered as a permanent move to Cyprus and Excise duty may be applicable.
  • Owner will pay VAT, value added tax, currently 18% on the current value assessed by the customs.

 

FROM EU MEMBER COUNTRIES:

Vat is not payable in Cyprus provided the client meets the below.  If client does not meet above criteria he will also pay excise duty as well as VAT.

  • That owner/family can import one duty free car as long as it’s already registered (on his/her name) and used for more than 6months at origin (excluding the shipping time to Cyprus). Only one car per family can be imported without duties.
  • The mileage is more than 6,000kms
  • Owner should have resided outside Cyprus for a continuous period of 12 months prior to transfer of normal residence.
  • The car must be imported within 6 months from owner’s transfer of normal residence to Cyprus.
  • Owner must prove that he is moving to Cyprus Transferring to Cyprus with work is not considered as a permanent move to Cyprus and Excise duty may be applicable.

For the Customs clearance you will need the following:  Owner will attend Limassol Customs to clear the car.

  • original passport and presence at Limassol customs
  • original log book of the car (registration).  If this is kept by origin Customs then an ORIGINAL PERMANENT EXPORT CERTIFICATE in English must be issued by origin Customs to be presented to our Customs
  • driving license
  • valid Insurance cover for Cyprus

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure that the above documents are not left inside the car.

REGISTERING THE CAR IN CYPRUS- CLIENT INFORMATION

The following documents will be required:

  • .As soon as you arrive on the Island, you must apply to the Immigration office for the permanent residency.
  • Sale agreement of your property sale at origin country before your move to Cyprus or termination of rental agreement at origin country.
  • You must provide proof of house ownership or rental agreement in Cyprus
  • If you will be working in Cyprus, you must provide your employment contract
  • Letter from employer at origin country confirming your employment there and your transfer of residence to Cyprus permanently (we can provide a sample of this letter when required).
  • Registration of your children at local schools
  • Bank statement confirming you have sufficient funds on the Island
  • The Insurance policy you had at origin country for the last 6 months may be required during your car registration in Cyprus
  • Original registration of the Car (from origin country). If this is kept by origin Customs then a PERMANENT EXPORT CERTIFICATE must be issued by origin Customs to be presented to our Customs

The car will first be released to you as a ‘visitor’ and the customs officer will give you the temporary importation license called C104 form. You need to check the expiry date of this form and if you will not be able to register within that period you should apply to the Customs office to extend it until you are ready to register the car in Cyprus.

EXCISE DUTY IS CURRENTLY CHARGED ON THE C02 EMMISSION OF THE CAR.  WE CAN SEND YOU THE SOFTWARE CALCULATION UPON REQUEST.

Above was prepared to the best of our knowledge and belief.  Please contact us for any questions.

 

 

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