To Import my car to Cyprus can be a somewhat complex process, involving destination charges, age restrictions, import permits, and tax and duty rates. In this blog, I will walk you through some useful information.
When I am considering to import my car to Cyprus, I may encounter various destination charges, including port handling and customs clearance fees. It’s essential to be aware of these charges before proceeding. I must always ensure to contact my chosen shipping company or freight forwarder to get a clear breakdown of these fees, as they can vary based on your specific circumstances.
Cyprus has specific age restrictions on imported vehicles. When looking to import my car to Cyprus I need to make sure my car is less than 5 years old from the date of manufacture. However, there are exceptions for vintage and classic cars, which I may be allowed without age limitations. Before making any arrangements, confirm the age requirements and check if the vehicle complies with these regulations.
To import my car to Cyprus, I may need an import permit, which depends on various factors, including the type of vehicle, its age, and my residency status. To obtain the necessary permit, you will typically need to provide:
Proof of residency in Cyprus.
Proof of vehicle ownership.
Proof of the vehicle’s origin, which might be a Certificate of Origin or a bill of sale.
To ensure a smooth process to import my car, I need to contact the Cyprus Customs Department or consult with a local import specialist for the most up-to-date information and guidance.
To import my car to Cyprus involves paying taxes and duties based on the vehicle’s engine size, emissions, and value. The tax and duty rates can change over time, so it’s crucial to verify the latest rates before I decide to import my car. When I import my car, I may expect the following destination charges in Cyprus:
Value Added Tax (VAT): As of the last update, VAT was applied at a rate of 19%. It is calculated based on the customs value of the vehicle.
Customs Duty: Customs duty is calculated based on the customs value and can vary depending on the type and age of the vehicle.
Excise Duty: Excise duty is applied to vehicles based on their engine size and emissions. The rates can differ for petrol and diesel engines.
Road Tax: Once your car is registered in Cyprus, you’ll need to pay an annual road tax based on its emissions.
It’s essential before I decide to import my car to Cyprus that I get in contact with a customs broker or a local expert who can guide you through the tax and duty calculation process and ensure I meet all the requirements. The tax and duty rates may have changed since this post, so please verify the current rates with the Cyprus Customs Department.