Shipping American Mini Cooper from Germany to States - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > General Discussion


General Discussion Use this forum to discuss MINI topics which are not related to other forums. Posts may be moved from here to alternative forums by the moderators without notice

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 11 May 22nd, 2014 05:36 AM
New 14 plate Mini Cooper SD Coupe Nightmare Kickboxkel Welcome New Members 6 May 21st, 2014 10:06 AM
Mini Cooper S Seat Heater Fire Paul.Armstrong First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Apr 29th, 2014 02:08 PM
2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop Revealed AutoGuide.com MINI News 12 Feb 12th, 2014 02:12 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:10 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
Local Time: 09:07 PM
Germany
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
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 3rd, 2014, 10:33 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: cambridge
Posts: 286
Local Time: 10:07 PM
United Kingdom Male
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
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 4th, 2014, 01:46 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 49
Local Time: 07:07 AM
Australia Male
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.

Last edited by Milpol; May 4th, 2014 at 01:59 AM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 4th, 2014, 09:57 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: cambridge
Posts: 286
Local Time: 10:07 PM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by Milpol (original)
around.

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
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 11 May 22nd, 2014 05:36 AM
New 14 plate Mini Cooper SD Coupe Nightmare Kickboxkel Welcome New Members 6 May 21st, 2014 10:06 AM
Mini Cooper S Seat Heater Fire Paul.Armstrong First Generation Faults & Fixes 0 Apr 29th, 2014 02:08 PM
2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop Revealed AutoGuide.com MINI News 12 Feb 12th, 2014 02:12 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM

» Hot Topics This Week
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts - (21 replies)
Warning lights - (18 replies)
Carbon build up on inlet valves - (15 replies)
heat problem - (14 replies)
ABS Sensor - (13 replies)
» Recent Threads
R53 basic mods
Today 08:54 PM
Last post by crimpshrine
Today 08:54 PM
0 Replies, 3 Views
Urgent Help Please - Failed MOT on CO emissions
Today 12:30 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Today 07:42 PM
1 Replies, 153 Views
Thought id play with lights coz I was bored
Today 01:54 AM
Last post by NottsaboutMINI
Today 07:10 PM
2 Replies, 229 Views
2006 R53 vs 2009 R56
Yesterday 06:23 PM
Last post by crimpshrine
Today 06:43 PM
4 Replies, 257 Views
Stop start problem
Today 04:23 PM
Last post by Angib
Today 05:47 PM
1 Replies, 106 Views
What is this sound? R53
Today 12:04 AM
by gmb
Last post by gmb
Today 03:54 PM
2 Replies, 199 Views
What is this sound? R53
Yesterday 10:01 AM
by gmb
Last post by gmb
Today 03:46 PM
4 Replies, 276 Views
New Mini Owner
Today 02:35 PM
by Caxack
Last post by Caxack
Today 02:35 PM
0 Replies, 111 Views
JCW 17" vs 18" for the track
Today 02:19 PM
Last post by MCS_London
Today 02:19 PM
0 Replies, 104 Views
R56 Engine backward compatibility?
Today 12:37 PM
Last post by Carlos Fandango
Today 12:37 PM
0 Replies, 130 Views
heat problem
Aug 24th, 2014 10:04 AM
Last post by rob955triumph
Today 11:37 AM
14 Replies, 1,037 Views
Parking Sensor ECU
Aug 29th, 2014 09:59 AM
Last post by The Nun
Today 10:36 AM
4 Replies, 358 Views
57 Cooper S boot and passenger door
Aug 23rd, 2014 01:07 PM
Last post by ihughes
Today 09:28 AM
5 Replies, 602 Views
R50 Problems, how common?
Aug 10th, 2014 11:08 AM
by aypea
Last post by dsakko
Today 06:16 AM
7 Replies, 870 Views
Warning lights
Feb 25th, 2010 04:52 PM
Last post by Dave Elliott
Yesterday 11:28 PM
18 Replies, 6,820 Views
Runflat Light On?
Mar 31st, 2010 08:05 AM
by AlanJCW
Last post by Dave Elliott
Yesterday 11:26 PM
7 Replies, 1,668 Views
ABS Sensor
Apr 8th, 2010 09:58 AM
by Sealsey
Last post by Dave Elliott
Yesterday 11:25 PM
13 Replies, 6,534 Views
All wheel spin related warning lights are on after wheel bearing replacement
May 12th, 2012 11:29 PM
by suvnot
Last post by Dave Elliott
Yesterday 11:17 PM
9 Replies, 2,815 Views
Hey admins!
Yesterday 11:32 AM
by doxbike
Last post by timp
Yesterday 08:28 PM
4 Replies, 275 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:07 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2