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from all accounts Cyprus is breaking EU regulations by charging to import a car from within the EU. I brought mine in in January and am waiting for them to catch up on EU laws before I do anything, so am currently driving on UK plates, though fully insured
what about road tax etc, i thought about bringing my car over with a years tax mot etc, and then looking at the reregistring and sorting out import tax whilst there, under eu laws you can drive in another eu country for one year under english plates, am i right in thinking this?

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what about road tax etc, i thought about bringing my car over with a years tax mot etc, and then looking at the reregistring and sorting out import tax whilst there, under eu laws you can drive in another eu country for one year under english plates, am i right in thinking this?
But you cannot drive it on the roads in Cyprus for more than 6 months. It would have to go into bond for a bit.

When you bring the car over the customs authorities will give you a yellow form that permits you to drive the car on the roads whilst preparing it for re-registration. The allowance is calculated as 6 months less any time the owner has spent in Cyprus over the previous year. Under certain circumstances it might be possible to get this form extended by visiting the Customs Authorities in Nicosia.

Have a look at the Cyprus Government website.

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But you cannot drive it on the roads in Cyprus for more than 6 months. It would have to go into bond for a bit.

When you bring the car over the customs authorities will give you a yellow form that permits you to drive the car on the roads whilst preparing it for re-registration. The allowance is calculated as 6 months less any time the owner has spent in Cyprus over the previous year. Under certain circumstances it might be possible to get this form extended by visiting the Customs Authorities in Nicosia.

Have a look at the Cyprus Government website.
the wonderful C72A form - am off to Paphos tomorrow to try to get car re-registered.. will keep you posted!!

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Thanks for all the info Babs one question
can i keep my personal number plates
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No, I'm sad to say you can't use them in Cyprus for more than a few months until the car is registered. As soon as you register the car you will lose the plate. The best thing to do is what I have done and put the cherished plate onto retention in the UK. I read an article in the press recently that suggested that Cyprus might start to do special plates some time, if so then there is the vague possibility that we might be able to bring ours over. So I'm going to wait and see.

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Hi,

I am so happy I found this thread as my parents would like to import a duty-free vehicle to Cyprus.

My parents have been living in Paphos for 4-6 months of the year (they are retired). They own a property which is rented out in the summer months and which they use in the winter months. They have not applied for resident status. Their pensions are paid directly in a UK bank account. They are happy to transfer their pensions to a Cyprus bank and apply for residency.

My father would like to import a 4x4 to Cyprus as it would be considerably cheaper than buying in Paphos. If he purchased a 4x4 in the U.K. registered the V5 in his name and insured the vehicle in his name would the vehicle be eligible for export to Cyprus after 6 months exempt from duty?

Your advice would be much appreciated...

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My father would like to import a 4x4 to Cyprus as it would be considerably cheaper than buying in Paphos. If he purchased a 4x4 in the U.K. registered the V5 in his name and insured the vehicle in his name would the vehicle be eligible for export to Cyprus after 6 months exempt from duty?

Your advice would be much appreciated...

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Yes it should be, provided they are permanently resident in Cyprus. If he can, he should get one with less than a 2litre engine as they are cheaper to register etc. There is an excellent lady in Paphos that will help him through the red tape. Her name is Gwennie. I'm sorry but I can't remember the name of her company... hopefully someone else can tell us

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Yes it should be, provided they are permanently resident in Cyprus. If he can, he should get one with less than a 2litre engine as they are cheaper to register etc. There is an excellent lady in Paphos that will help him through the red tape. Her name is Gwennie. I'm sorry but I can't remember the name of her company... hopefully someone else can tell us
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msshipping - uk company will arrange to get your car over to cyprus, two week turnaround and customs paperwork assistance - currently about 1000 not including insurance. Limassol Office on (00357) 2557 6838 or the UK Office on 0044 1708 340034

Importation and registration of your motor vehicle in Cyprus.

1. Please be informed that according to the existing Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Legislation there is no restriction to register in Cyprus a private saloon vehicle previously registered in European Union Countries.

2. The registration fees and annual road tax are based on the engine capacities of each vehicle as follows:

Registration Fees Road Tax
(a) 1 cc - 1450 cc - 0.17 per c.c. X 0.04 per c.c.
(b) 1451 cc - 1650 cc - 0.26 per c.c. X 0.06 per c.c.
(c) 1651cc - 2050 cc - 0.42 per c.c. X 0.12 per c.c.
(d) 2051 cc - 2250 cc - 0.51 per c.c. X 0.15 per c.c.
(e) 2251 cc - over - 1.02 per c.c. X 0.20 per c.c.



3. As regards Excise Duty for the importation of vehicles relevant information may be obtained from the Director of the Department of Customs and Excise, Michael Karaoli, 1096 Nicosia, Cyprus Fax No. (00357) 22 30 2031.

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Hello all!

First of all thank you for all of your information regarding the import of a car in Cyprus. I am afraid though that my case is a bit more complicated and i have tried to read the cyrpyotic legislation on the issue but it is all a bit cryptical.

Here is my problem:

1. I am a Dutch citizen (currently living in Bucharest - Romania) I have no address in Holland or in UK.
2. For this reason i cannot register cars in Holland on my name and I assume that this is the same in UK.
3. I can buy a car in UK and have it shipped to Cyprus but...the papers will not be in my name. Can i clear the car in Cyprus?
4. Is there anybody who can tell me how i can have a car in UK registered in my name? Can i have it insured?

If i read the very detailed story about the paperwork and all the procedures, including the need to have a car at least 6 months registered on my name, then i think i am without any chance to have any car registered in Cyprus. I will move to Cyprus permanently from June 1.

If i was not clear please ask me. I hope some of you can give me some advise as the car that i need in Cyprus will have to be a RHD....

Thx in advance.
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