GUIDE TO MOVING HOME, TRANSFER OF RESIDENCE TO THE UK
In most cases, people shipping their furniture, clothes and other personal effects into the UK are doing so for the first and only time. If you’re one of them, there’s no need to worry. SPEEDNET INTERNATIONAL LTD. Freight is here to help! Here’s our guide to what’s involved…
What is your residential status?
The first thing to remember is that if you’re resident in the UK and simply want to import one or more items you brought outside the EU, those items will be treated as a commercial import and usually liable to Import Duty & VAT. We suggest you need to read a different guide – Importing goods into the UK.
The second thing is that the information below applies only if you’re moving house from somewhere outside the EU, of course this does depend on final BREXIT deal as regulations may change. With this in mind, if you’re moving from another EU country to the UK, everything is much simpler – more like moving house in the UK. Just remember BREXIT may change this.
What can you bring? And what will it cost?
There’s no such thing as a duty-free allowance when you’re moving the contents of your home into the UK by non-accompanied Freight. A duty-free allowance is only applicable when you personally hand carry goods through customs control, like when you come back from holiday or business trip and walk through border control.
The good news, UK Customs do offer Import Tax & VAT relief on some goods Imported when transferring residence, this relief is generally referred to as ToR (Transfer of residence relief) Information from UK Customs can be found on following web links: