Importing question...Dover..red channel or green channel?

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  1. Roseandpeter

    Roseandpeter Funster

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    Hello again

    Nearly time to collect our shiny new motor :))) One question I hadn't considered until now, but probably should have!

    When we enter the UK with our new vehicle sporting Belgium plates and having not yet paid any VAT (belgium or UK) should we go through the red channel to declare that we will be paying the VAT within the week? or charge through the green channel and say the same thing if stopped?

    Anybody who has done either please???
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Go through the green and pretend you are from Belgium. :LOL:
     
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  3. Terry

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    Don't worry you will not be able to tax/use your vehicle until you have a vat (NOVA) FORM ;)this tells them how much -if any- VAT is payable :D
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  4. Terry

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    You can save yourself time by downloading the vehicle import pack now (y) filling as much as you can then once back you can get the NOVA filled in on line pay the VAT and tax the vehicle applying for uk plates-if van is new you will have to pay VAT if none has been paid -Any van above 6 mths old and with above 600 kilometers on clock is VAT free
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  5. nelly

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    Is there a red and green channel i can,t remember ever seeing one

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  6. Terry

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    Think you just drive up to the port /ticket office in France ;)
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    Green...don't panic! as said vat easier to sort online using NOVA

    So come on what is it you tease:)
     
  8. Roseandpeter

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    Green it is phew!!! That makes it simpler. We have a lovely new Hymer B594 Premium line with all the bells and whistles added. We had to find one 7metres or under to fit our drive and she fits the bill perfectly. We sold our old Hymer 514 privately (with watery eyes...) late last year. Sooo looking forward to picking her up. Off to Portugal in May for the first time, so will be scouring the forums for ideas on good places to stop. We like a mix of Aires and ACSI sites, and wild camping if it feels right.
     
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  9. Lenny HB

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    We always go through the geen.
     
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    What have you done about insuring the vehicle?
     
  11. Terry

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    I INSURED MINE on the Chassis number (y)-also gave them the French plate number ;)
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    Thanks Judge and LennyHB.


    We have insured it on the VIN /chassis number with Safeguard.
     
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    Are clued up with the VCA docs and check requirements, lights, speedo and fog, and got a friendly garage teed to do the check and right the letter. If you have not got HMRC credentials, do that online ready so you can pay the VAT. Get a pdf of the dealer invoice the HMRC might ask to see it and will accept a pdf. As said above get your DVLA import pack, if the dealer emails a copy of the final CoC you can prefill as suggested.
     
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    Try not to panic too much when following Emmanuel to the port in your lovely new van, and have fun driving his battered old Saab.:LOL:
     
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    Just collected mine two weeks ago today and drove through green with no issues, have now paid the vat and forms are off to the DVLA so hopefully be back this week.
     
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    This is getting easier to import and the savings bigger where are the pics so we can all be jealous?
     
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    That is extremely optimistic......
     
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    Go through the Green Channel and, if challenged, say you are colour blind :D
     
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    Im a very optimistic person, it was sent away on Wednesday
     
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