Import and registration of vehicles in the UK
When arriving in the UK you might want to bring your own motor vehicle or motorcycle with you. To do this you will have to import and register your motor vehicle or motorcycle.
What can you take to the UK?
When you enter the UK to take up temporary or permanent residence, you can usually import your personal belongings duty and tax free. Any duty or tax due depends on where you came from, where you purchased the goods, how long you’ve owned them, and whether duty and tax has already been paid in another country. There are no restrictions on the importation of goods purchased tax and duty paid in another EU country, although there are limits for certain goods, e.g. tobacco, beer and wine.
Which drivers license do you need for the UK?
If you are living in the UK want to drive, you will need a British drivers license. This doesn't necessarily mean you have to do the drivers test again.
Where to register in the UK
After arrival you may want to or need to register yourself in the UK. There are the Police, Council Tax and Embassy & Consulate Registration. Not all of them have to be mandatory for you though.
Getting into the UK
On arrival in the UK to take up employment or residence, your first task is to battle your way through immigration and customs which, fortunately for most people, presents no problems. British customs and immigration officials are usually polite and efficient. You may find it more convenient to arrive in the UK on a weekday rather than during the weekend, when offices and banks are closed.
When refused entry into the UK
When trying to enter into the UK there will always be the possibility that you will be refused entry. It is important to know your rights before deciding what you should do next.
What can't you take to the UK?
The UK has very strict regulations about which items are prohibited or restricted to take with you in to the UK. It would be wise not to try to take any of these items along with you, for when you are caught you may be liable to criminal charges or deportation.