Cyprus

 

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a twice-weekly container service to Cyprus, serving the Port of Limassol with fast transit times. We also offer full on forwarding services to all destinations throughout Cyprus such as Paphos, Ayia Napa, Nicosia etc.

 

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Car Shipping Made Simple

At Car Shipping Made Simple, we know how important your vehicle is to you, so we guarantee its secure transportation. We ship directly from the UK to Cyprus weekly, with your choice of departure times. From caravans to SUVs, we’ll tailor our services to your needs.

 

We use the fastest and most direct route to ship your vehicle to Cyprus. You can even track your car using our tracking tool.

 

We use a shipping container to transport your vehicle, as it guarantees its secure transportation. Your vehicle is cocooned in a steel box until it gets to Cyprus.

 

Our professional and attentive staff are always on hand to take care of your vehicle, and we take care of the bill of lading, customs, country regulations, paperwork and inspection reports. We have the skills, knowledge and dedication to ensure that your vehicle is safely exported to Cyprus.

Shipping to Cyprus

To ship your vehicle to Cyprus you need to follow this process:

 

There are a few documents we need from you:

 

  • V5 or title document for your vehicle
  • Passport photocopy
  • Sales invoice of the vehicle

 

If you are transferring your normal residence to Cyprus you may import one motor vehicle into the country exempt from duty and tax. The Cypriot Government class your normal residence as ‘the place where a person usually lives, that is for at least 185 days in each calendar year’.

 

You are allowed to import one vehicle duty and tax-free if the following conditions are met:

 

  • The vehicle must have been owned and used by you in the United Kingdom for a period of 6 months or more prior to importation
  • The vehicle must be in ‘Free Circulation’ i.e clear of any duty or tax
  • You must import the vehicle within 12 months of your transfer of residency

 

You must prove that you have your normal place of residence outside the Republic for a continuous period of 12 months from the date of transfer to normal residence and prove your intention to live permanently in Cyprus. This proof may include:

 

  • Contract of sale or rent of your home in the U.K.
  • Contract of sale or rent of your home in Cyprus
  • Particulars of employment in the UK, for example Pay Slips, tax returns etc and evidence of employment in Cyprus
  • Utility bills

 

You a guide to the Transfer of Residence from another EU member State to Cyprus here.

 

There are two application options available when shipping your vehicle to Cyprus.

Temporary Import

We have found that this is the best option for most of our clients, even if you want to ultimately import your vehicle on a permanent basis. Using this method means you do not have to wait for customs to process your application for permanent import, ensuring you have instant access to your vehicle, and avoiding any storage charges at the port.

 

Temporary import, and will allow you to have immediate use of your vehicle once you arrive in Cyprus with its existing number plates for temporary use in the country. Temporary import will allow you to use your vehicle for six months in Cyprus before permanently importing your vehicle. The benefit of this are having the immediate use of your vehicle once it arrives.

 

Our agents in Cyprus will guide you through the temporary importation process, including obtaining a Customs C1040 form as a temporary import registration document which must be kept in the vehicle at all times. Find more information regarding temporary import here.

 

Firstly, we will need from you

 

  • Original Vehicle Registration Document – V5
  • Original Driving Licence
  • Original Passport
  • Evidence of valid insurance cover for use on the roads of Cyprus

 

Once you arrive at the port in Cyprus you will be presented with a Delivery Order document which will need to be presented to the customs office. You will then be presented with the form C1040 which will need to be shown to the terminal office to release your vehicle and kept with you at all times.

 

To keep your vehicle in Cyprus permanently, you have 6 months to apply for permanent import and register your vehicle in the country. This process is the same as the permanent import process, but you will also need to present your C1040 form and Customs T2L form.

Permanent Import

The second option is to permanently import your vehicle to Cyprus.

 

If you choose permanent import over temporary import you will not be able to use your vehicle until your application for permanent import has been accepted by customs. It can take up to a month for your application to be processed which will also delay your vehicle from being released at the port and will result in additional storage fees. If your application is successful you will receive a C72A form which should be presented to the Inland Transport Department for registration.

 

The Temporary Import method is the most popular option as it avoids storage costs and allows your vehicle to be used whilst your application is processed.

 

Registration

 

To register your vehicle you firstly need to get a CO2 certificate, this is done by taking your V5 plus the C72A form to a RTD (Road Transport Department) District Vehicle Examination Centre. They will check your vehicle and issue the CO2 certificate.

 

Finally, using a RTD authorised centre, you need the vehicle to pass a roadworthiness exam, similar to an MOT in the UK. You will need to take along with you your Co2 emissions cert, your C72A document and your car’s V5 registration document, along with any other relevant documentation, once the vehicle passes the roadworthiness test, similar to an MOT test, you will be issued with a certificate.

 

Once you have the certificate you are then ready to take all your documents and submit them to the District Vehicle Examination Centre of the RTD where you can formally apply for the vehicle to be registered.

 

Full details of importing your vehicle and registration can be found on the Cyprus government website here.

Thinking About Shipping With Us?

 

Click the Button Below to Learn More About Our Process

Cyprus

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a twice-weekly container service to Cyprus, serving the Port of Limassol with fast transit times. We also offer full on forwarding services to all destinations throughout Cyprus such as Paphos, Ayia Napa, Nicosia etc.

 

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Get an Instant Quote!

Cyprus

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a twice-weekly container service to Cyprus, serving the Port of Limassol with fast transit times. We also offer full on forwarding services to all destinations throughout Cyprus such as Paphos, Ayia Napa, Nicosia etc.

 

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Car Shipping Made Simple

At Car Shipping Made Simple, we know how important your vehicle is to you, so we guarantee its secure transportation. We ship directly from the UK to Cyprus weekly, with your choice of departure times. From caravans to SUVs, we’ll tailor our services to your needs.

 

We use the fastest and most direct route to ship your vehicle to Cyprus. You can even track your car using our tracking tool.

 

We use a shipping container to transport your vehicle, as it guarantees its secure transportation. Your vehicle is cocooned in a steel box until it gets to Cyprus.

 

Our professional and attentive staff are always on hand to take care of your vehicle, and we take care of the bill of lading, customs, country regulations, paperwork and inspection reports. We have the skills, knowledge and dedication to ensure that your vehicle is safely exported to Cyprus.

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Shipping to Cyprus

To ship your vehicle to Cyprus you need to follow this process:

 

There are a few documents we need from you:

 

  • V5 or title document for your vehicle
  • Passport photocopy
  • Sales invoice of the vehicle

 

If you are transferring your normal residence to Cyprus you may import one motor vehicle into the country exempt from duty and tax. The Cypriot Government class your normal residence as ‘the place where a person usually lives, that is for at least 185 days in each calendar year’.

 

You are allowed to import one vehicle duty and tax-free if the following conditions are met:

 

  • The vehicle must have been owned and used by you in the United Kingdom for a period of 6 months or more prior to importation
  • The vehicle must be in ‘Free Circulation’ i.e clear of any duty or tax
  • You must import the vehicle within 12 months of your transfer of residency

 

You must prove that you have your normal place of residence outside the Republic for a continuous period of 12 months from the date of transfer to normal residence and prove your intention to live permanently in Cyprus. This proof may include:

 

  • Contract of sale or rent of your home in the U.K.
  • Contract of sale or rent of your home in Cyprus
  • Particulars of employment in the UK, for example Pay Slips, tax returns etc and evidence of employment in Cyprus
  • Utility bills

 

You a guide to the Transfer of Residence from another EU member State to Cyprus here.

 

There are two application options available when shipping your vehicle to Cyprus.

Temporary Import

We have found that this is the best option for most of our clients, even if you want to ultimately import your vehicle on a permanent basis. Using this method means you do not have to wait for customs to process your application for permanent import, ensuring you have instant access to your vehicle, and avoiding any storage charges at the port.

 

Temporary import, and will allow you to have immediate use of your vehicle once you arrive in Cyprus with its existing number plates for temporary use in the country. Temporary import will allow you to use your vehicle for six months in Cyprus before permanently importing your vehicle. The benefit of this are having the immediate use of your vehicle once it arrives.

 

Our agents in Cyprus will guide you through the temporary importation process, including obtaining a Customs C1040 form as a temporary import registration document which must be kept in the vehicle at all times. Find more information regarding temporary import here.

 

Firstly, we will need from you

 

  • Original Vehicle Registration Document – V5
  • Original Driving Licence
  • Original Passport
  • Evidence of valid insurance cover for use on the roads of Cyprus

 

Once you arrive at the port in Cyprus you will be presented with a Delivery Order document which will need to be presented to the customs office. You will then be presented with the form C1040 which will need to be shown to the terminal office to release your vehicle and kept with you at all times.

 

To keep your vehicle in Cyprus permanently, you have 6 months to apply for permanent import and register your vehicle in the country. This process is the same as the permanent import process, but you will also need to present your C1040 form and Customs T2L form.

Permanent Import

The second option is to permanently import your vehicle to Cyprus.

 

If you choose permanent import over temporary import you will not be able to use your vehicle until your application for permanent import has been accepted by customs. It can take up to a month for your application to be processed which will also delay your vehicle from being released at the port and will result in additional storage fees. If your application is successful you will receive a C72A form which should be presented to the Inland Transport Department for registration.

 

The Temporary Import method is the most popular option as it avoids storage costs and allows your vehicle to be used whilst your application is processed.

 

Registration

 

To register your vehicle you firstly need to get a CO2 certificate, this is done by taking your V5 plus the C72A form to a RTD (Road Transport Department) District Vehicle Examination Centre. They will check your vehicle and issue the CO2 certificate.

 

Finally, using a RTD authorised centre, you need the vehicle to pass a roadworthiness exam, similar to an MOT in the UK. You will need to take along with you your Co2 emissions cert, your C72A document and your car’s V5 registration document, along with any other relevant documentation, once the vehicle passes the roadworthiness test, similar to an MOT test, you will be issued with a certificate.

 

Once you have the certificate you are then ready to take all your documents and submit them to the District Vehicle Examination Centre of the RTD where you can formally apply for the vehicle to be registered.

 

Full details of importing your vehicle and registration can be found on the Cyprus government website here.

Thinking About Shipping With Us?

 

Click the Button Below to Learn More About Our Process