Car Shipping Services to Belgium
Shipping your car, automobile, and vehicle to Belgium.
If you are relocating to Belgium and considering shipping your car with you, many of the EU regulations have to be met along with other individual Belgian laws and requirements.
Import duties for Belgium are similar in that they have an import duty on the value of the vehicle as well as a VAT. The most common rate for Belgium is 21%, however there are other applicable Belgian rates for imported motorcycles and larger vehicles.
There is also a 30% refundable tax for any tourists, both EU members and US, which is required to be paid after clearing customs. Situations where this tax might be enforced:
You are moving to France, Germany, the Netherlands etc. via Belgium
You just want to visit for a pre-determined period less than the cut off length
Refunds are made after one of two scenarios: The car has been registered within the EU or it has been shipped back to its origin country.
Important Documents to Present Belgian Customs
Valid ID or Passport
Original title of the vehicle
Shipping a Car to Belgium and Declaring Exemption
First you will need to fill out the application for exemption.
For that you will need:
Proof that VAT or sales tax has been paid on the vehicle
Proof of residence in foreign country with intent to reside in Belgium
Documents of possession of the car for more than 6 months
Title certificate, insurance policy
You must submit documents to customs with the declaration
Vital Steps When Registering Your Car
- Obtain a certificate stating all required modifications have been made on vehicle
- Recurring mechanical inspection (usually every six months)
- Acquire Insurance
- Gaining Registration
Items Your Car Must Have Inside at all Times
- Sealed fire extinguisher.
- No older than 5 years
- Capacity must correspond to size of vehicle
- Triangular danger signal
- A first aid kit
- Grey card(registration) and insurance certificate
Written by Damien Shields
For further information on any of above service options, please call and discuss your shipping needs with one of our Car Shipping Specialists
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