There are many questions that come up before you ship your vehicle abroad. You first have to determine which regulations and classifications apply to your personal situation. Switzerland, for example, makes the distinction between undeclared vehicles, meaning essentially the vehicle has no prior registration and has not been taxed, vehicles for temporary use, and relocation to Switzerland from a foreign country.
Different Scenarios When Importing Your Car
You must declare your vehicle the first chance you get with customs and only in person. You will be liable for customs duties as well as the VAT.
All vehicles which are imported or driven across the border are subject to a technical test.
Temporary visitors with residence abroad can operate their vehicle without paying import duties. After filling out the documentation, Form 15.30, a simple permit is required. It is applicable to foreign employees, students and interns and lasts for two years.
If one is moving to Switzerland, the car will be duty free if it was used for at least 6 months abroad under your ownership.
Registering the vehicle is required after customs in the canton where you have declared residence.
For further information on any of above service options, please call and discuss your shipping needs with one of our Car Shipping Specialists at: US Tel: 800 599-0190 // 562 408-6677
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