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Newish Info Regarding Exporting Your Car to OZ

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I applied for an export document to ship my car from the UK to Brisbane and have just been sent the following info, which may be of use to others considering shipping their vehicles:

 

In order to process your Application for a Personally Imported Vehicle Approval, I require the information listed below.

 

· Overseas Drivers Licence

· Every page of your Passport including the blank ones

· Due to Legislation changes on 18 November 2009, all applicants are required to provide evidence of their intention to remain in Australia indefinitely. You must be able to provide documentation equalling at least 100 points. Please see the table below for acceptable documents.

· Documents used to establish an intention to remain in Australia indefinitely

· Primary documents that applicants can use to substantiate Australian residency

· 50 points documents

· the recent commencement of Australian employment (eg, a letter from the new employer).

· the recent cessation of overseas employment (eg, a letter from the previous employer).

· a recent rental agreement / purchase agreement for the applicants Australian residential property (ie, longstanding holiday or second homes dont count).

· a recent sale / cancellation of the applicants overseas residential property.

· Secondary documents that applicants can use to substantiate Australian residency

· 20 point documents

· the shipment of the applicants household goods to Australia

· the enrolment of the applicants children in an Australian school.

· 10 point document

· other documents relating to the applicants Australian residential property (eg, telephone / electricity accounts).

· Additional documents, that foreign citizens can use to substantiate Australian residency

· 25 points documents

· the applicants Australian Tax File Number

· the applicants Australian bank account.

· the applicants registration with Medicare.

· the applicants Australian medical insurance.

· the applicants Australian drivers licence.

 

 

Julz


Living in Benowa, Gold Coast since Feb 2010 and loving it!!!

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Guest mandurah

We have been living here for 17mths in total on a 3yr temp visa. We have just officially got into full swing of the aussie way of life and purchased a boat only problem now is we need to replace old 4x4 with a new one capable of towing 2.5 tonne yep huge oversight by ourselves and thought previous 4x4 would be ok ( not legally its too light, engine perfectly capable but with weight it could get messy if we braked suddenly).

Anyhow we have shopped around and cant believe we are limited to only a few models. Thing that highly annoyed us, is we sold a Mitsuibishi L200 ltd edition animal truck before leaving for a measly £12,000 (model over here called a Triton Ute) To buy a bog standard one over here 4 yrs older will cost around $20,000.

Cars in uk so much cheaper.

Our father has a 3 yr old discovery (would tow perfectly) and is selling it

what would be the costs for shipping that over here if we legally can????

Has anyone done it whilst living in Aus or even WA???

 

Would love to hear from anyone who can help please

PS similar type of disco over heer anywhere from $65.000 - $80,000

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Dont know whether you'd qualify given the above info I've just received.


Living in Benowa, Gold Coast since Feb 2010 and loving it!!!

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The personal import scheme does actually allow temporary visa holders to import vehicles,the criteria states that:

Criteria, citizenship and visa requirements

 

Applicants must fall into one of the following categories. You must:

 

 

  • be an Australian citizen; or
  • have applied to become an Australian citizen; or
  • be an Australian permanent resident (eg, hold a permanent visa); or
  • have applied to become an Australian permanent resident (eg, applied for a permanent visa); or
  • hold a visa that allows you to apply to become an Australian permanent resident (eg, hold a temporary visa that allows you to apply for a permanent visa); or otherwise
  • be entitled to remain in Australia indefinitely (eg, be a New Zealand citizen).

 

 

Eligibility Criteria

so if Mandurah has such a visa then they would probably be able to import their vehicle,of course temporary residents can import a vehicle anyway using a carnet but it would mean exporting it again once they left the country which would be fairly expensive and probably not worth the hassle.

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thanks for info. they dont menyion if you have to own vehicle for a qualifying time in uk (to import to ireland, you have to own for 6 months??).

 

cheers caz

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thanks for info. they dont menyion if you have to own vehicle for a qualifying time in uk (to import to ireland, you have to own for 6 months??).

 

cheers caz

You must have owned the vehicle for a continuous period of at least 12 months.

Criteria, ownership of the vehicle

 

Applicants must satisfy each of the following ownership requirements. You must:

 

 

  • own the vehicle when submitting the application; and

  • have acquired ownership of the vehicle from overseas; and

  • have owned the vehicle while overseas; and

  • have owned the vehicle for a continuous period of at least 12 months. This is the qualifying period. The qualifying period must have occurred immediately before you (permanently) arrived in Australia.

 

 

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Guest mandurah

Thanks guys for the info

so we dont qualify because we will not have owned it for a minimum of 12 mths.

Its my father in laws and weve been here 17mths so no way do we qualify.

 

Best get hunting around now over here. I appreciate your help!!!!! cheers

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