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saint3


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Message Posted:
25/07/2011 13:11

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Hi, can anyone help we are moving to Turtle Bay Village Esentepe next year, and we where thinking of taking our Toyato Yaris with us, does any one know how much it will cost, and how to go about it.



negativenick


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25/07/2011 13:14

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sell it and buy here.



harder than garry monger's missus's pork pies to get through all the red tape.



Jo Valentine


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Message Posted:
25/07/2011 15:48

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Hi Clarisse

I've sent you an email with the shipping costs and if you let me have the engine size and value of the car I'll calculate the Duty payable for you.

Kind regards

Jo Valentine

01302 729696

Email: valentineremovals@hotmail.com

http://www.jamesvalentineremovals.co.uk

The Specialists in Removals and Shipping to and from Cyprus



flamefabs


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Message Posted:
25/07/2011 17:42

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you sound like a"judas lamb" jo.



you know the huge problems / huge costs involved - why profit from their misery ?





barry d



Jo Valentine


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25/07/2011 22:07

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Hi Barry

Not a lot of profit to be made - as I prefer to tell the truth about importing cars, warts and all, we don't actually ship very many! Clarisse is now in a position to assess whether to send a car as we were able to advise the amount of Duty that would be payable. Far better to be in possession of all the facts - not many shippers would have been honest enough to provide the information in advance and risk losing the sale.

Cheers

Jo Valentine

01302 729696

Email: valentineremovals@hotmail.com

http://www.jamesvalentineremovals.co.uk

The Specialists in Removals and Shipping to and from Cyprus



Hector


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Message Posted:
25/07/2011 22:22

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Don't forget the real time, sweat and tears involved as to the paperwork, re registering, customs, MOT, Tax etc assuming the government doesn't decide one night to alter the rules/costs/procedure.



Ian37


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Message Posted:
27/07/2011 20:55

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We drove our car to Cyprus and had a most enjoyable holiday en route. We would certainly do it again, if we had to. The government officials were very helpful at every stage of the process. We did not employ an agent. The most difficult part of the process was finding out where all the government buildings were actually located. The British Residents Society has rough details of how to do it and Colin was extremely well versed on the procedure. The taxation to import your car is high and there are rules on how old the car can be to import it. I do not know if your car was built in GB despite being Japanese - ours was and its a Honda. You need to make a spreadsheet of what the costs are for getting it here and what the duty will be as opposed to buying one locally. Cars are expensive in Cyprus and if your car is reliable as Toyota's normally are then it is worth considering bringing it over.



If you decided to drive over download the Michellin prefered route and ignore other



ant33


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Message Posted:
27/07/2011 21:10

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Msg7

You must know someone Incharge inside goverment places or handed a backhand otherwise thats impossible or it was a dream.

Never in Million years its easy especially without Agent aswell.



Msge1,

If you want to sweat, stress and have plenty of time to run around like headless chicken go for it and good luck....



philbailey


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Message Posted:
27/07/2011 21:13

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Ask Jagman for his views



ant33


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Message Posted:
27/07/2011 21:25

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I did drive from UK and it was lovely holiday all the way to TRNC. When we arrived and tried to pay duty on it it was "HELL".

Even I speak Turkish fluently it wasn't enough to make it easy proccess.

They send you "unnecessary" places to places for silly papers and signatures. When they value it they use 1 year older book so they can value it more so you pay more tax and fees.

If I had to do it again "NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS" but I still love to drive all the way to TURKEY but not TRNC.

Regards



Brinsley


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Message Posted:
27/07/2011 21:30

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Buy a 1000 Jaguar, drive it through Europe incorporating a great smooth, expensive holiday, keep it in TRNC for a year, (if customs doesn't steal it) then hand it to them for gratis after 12 months! Money well spent & saved!



Richard



blade


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Message Posted:
28/07/2011 11:19

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I am considering driving our car back to the UK. It on a TRNC reg has anyone done this? I was told we would experience probs in Bulgaria. Can anyone confirm this?

Would rather drive than ship if its possible.



eyebob


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Message Posted:
28/07/2011 12:12

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I wonder how many of the doom & gloom merchants on here have actually bought a car over, or is the normal hearsay rearing its ugly head?



pg2464


Joined: 18/07/2010
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Message Posted:
28/07/2011 20:47

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Regardless of what anyone has said, DON'T DO IT, nothing but a nightmare..........



yorgozlu



Joined: 16/06/2009
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Message Posted:
28/07/2011 20:58

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After doing it few times(for others as well) I now find the whole process rather easy.However,I agree with the ones recommending to sell yours and buy one out here.If you still decide to bring your own over,make sure it fits into required age etc so that we don't have another 'victim' ranting and raving once it is too late.



oh,before I forget,no one,no official 'nicks' nobodies cars/vehicles providing ones vehicle fits into regulations.In EU you might be able to take any age of car,here it isn't.Then again,who could afford to buy property in EU?



flowerfairy


Joined: 17/09/2008
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Message Posted:
28/07/2011 21:21

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We shipped our car(jag) over about three years ago.

Yes, it was a bit confusing with all the paperwork, and one of the duties was put up. But my man wanted to keep the car, as it had such a low mileage on it, so it was our choice.

To be honest, if we'd sold it in Uk, it was worth nothing. At least now, we've had the pleasure of driving it, now that we're retired. (we had vans for our business).

Not sure whether I'd do it again, but saying that, it depends on your situation.

As Jo said, you have the facts and figures, now it's your choice.

Also remember, some of the the roads are a bit dodgy, so think about how much ground clearance you have,

we've already had to have new shocks fitted.

Good luck



a1sysman


Joined: 21/05/2010
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Message Posted:
29/07/2011 00:44

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Msg 8, I do wonder if you have been through the car importation process yourself.



From presenting myself at Customs to being in receipt of the blue TRNC vehicle registration document took three days - three days because I asked for time to gather then necessary money together in cash to pay customs. If I had the cash ready in advance the process could have been concluded in one long day.



Number of offices/locations visited in total: 8



Local muktah, for letter

Customs, Lefkosa

Garage, for emissions test, Lefkosa (Mercedes garage, nearly opposite customs)

Traffic Police (weigh station, VIN and engine number check), Lefkosa

Another office, I can't recall what it was called - had to photocopy my passport (probably immigration "ins" and "outs"), Lefkosa

Customs, Lefkosa (conclusion of import duty payment)

Vehicle registration office, Lefkosa - to pay for and receive the blue TRNC vehicle registration document

Car spares/motor factor, Tin Pan Alley, Girne - for number plates.



ant33


Joined: 28/08/2010
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Message Posted:
29/07/2011 01:01

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Yes I did everything myself up to customs and had to get an agent to do the rest (at the MOT place they didn't check anything just weight it but not passed it because had no mud flaps on it. had to go out and get them done before they closed at 1pm but they close the doors at 12-30 just made it it in time)



Took us 2-3 days all together but it was hell in september heat. if we didn't paid the duty we had to take the cor to Turkey all pay huge fines or they take the car from us.



But I would never do it again. I'd rather pay and buy there. Pain free



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