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Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:10 AM
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Shipping American Mini Cooper from Germany to States

Can someone help please?

I moved to Germany 4 years ago and shipped my 2005 mini cooper over with my household objects. I had to have some alterations to make it pass the TUV registration here- fog lights added and something with the emissions.

Everyone tells me to sell it here in Germany, but I'm sentimental about it, wanting to give it to my teenage daughter for her first car- and it only has 38,000 miles on it and it's paid for.

Where can I find out what will be required to change back and how much roughly that might cost? Also will there be an 'import' duty put onto bringing it back in?

Thank you in advance for your help!!
Allison
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 10:33 PM
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I'm pretty sure wont have any import duty as you are just taking it back, you haven't bought it abroad, hopefully you will have the original US Title/logbook to prove that, I cant see that you need to change anything back fog light are Legal in the US so leave them on, contact the US embassy for import advice on what documents you need, you don't want it stuck at the dock on a technicality.

BTW are you Allison Crowe the Singer?

there might be some useful info here ie it reads get your registration in order before you get to the US, as you cant drive on foreign plates

http://www.military.com/off-duty/aut...-overseas.html
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Hi Allison, If your BAOR your movements office should be able to assist you in moving your car back to the US.

Also contact XXX.dbschenker.com/ (swap the XXX for www) who can advise you shipping costs and customs clearance when in the US.

If you have all your original paperwork available when you took the car over, this would assist as proof of export to Germany and you may find its duty free as it is considered personal effects plus your time spent in Germany.

One of your main costs will most likely be Quarantine if your shipping the car back by container which may incur costs of steam cleaning and inspection.

Schenker should be able to advise you of all legal and importation costs, there are also other freight forwarding companies so shop around.

Don't forget you will prob need an MOT to re register it once back in the UK.

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Don't forget you will prob need an MOT to re register it once back in the UK.

She is taking it to the US
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