Brexit: New Procedures Apply from 1st January 2021 (after leaving the European Union)
Import from the EU into the U.K.
For Import of Personal Effects shipments inbound into the U.K. there are 4 potential Options dependant on your personal circumstances. Only 1 option applies try applying for a TOR number from UK Gov website link below, please call/ email for more details if required.
Transfer of Residence TOR – you must have lived outside the UK for more than 12 Months Apply here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/application-for-transfer-of-residence-relief-tor1
Returned Goods Relief – Form C1314 Attached – items must be originally from U.K. and returned within 3 years – please complete the attached C1314 Form.
Standard Customs Entry – 20% VAT on import to pay i.e. use value calc (£50 per M3) ie value 1000 GBP for 20m3 – 20% Vat to Pay = 200 GBP – please complete a Proforma Invoice.
Low Value Goods Under 135 GBP – no VAT to pay on import for low value goods suggest upto a max volume of 3m3 for value of max 135 GBP – please complete a Proforma Invoice.
Export from the U.K. to the European Union
For Export of Personal Effects shipments out bound form the U.K. into Europe.
New customs procedures now apply documents now required like Residencia, NIE/Tax ID & Passport copies etc.
Please ask for more details every country in Europe has there own set of rules.
If you are a returning Citizen and a Passport Holder of the country you are moving back to that makes things a little easier.
Documents Required for example from the U.K. Side are Passport, House Rental Agreement, House Sale Documents, Council Tax, Utility Bill etc the more you can provide the better.
For the Import Side into the E.U. docs required vary if you are already a legal citizen of the country of Destination then any paperwork to prove that like National Insurance N.I.E. docs / Social Security number / Work Permit, Rental Agreement proof of House Purchase etc etc.
Worst case scenario You may have to pay Import Vat & Duty + admin costs of circa 30% of used Value calc (£50 per M3) ie value of 1000 GBP for 20m3 – 30% approx to Pay = 300 GBP – please complete a Proforma Invoice.
Please call/email for more details.