- 1 How much money do you save by choosing to change residence?
- 2 What are the requirements?
- 2.1 More than 1 year abroad
- 2.2 Purchase of the car more than 6 months ago
- 2.3 Legal residence for a minimum of 12 months
- 2.4 Getting DUA for change of residence
- 2.5 Register in Spain
- 2.6 Use it normally for at least another 12 months from its acceptance and subsequent registration in Spain. The car cannot be sold or rented during this period of time (12 months).
How much money do you save by choosing to change residence?
Exemption payment of import tariffs
All cars imported from countries outside the European Union have to pay a 10% tariff (customs) when entering Europe. Well, in the case of importation due change of residence, this tariff is not paid.
VAT payment exemption
The same thing that happens with customs exemtion, happens with VAT. In a normal import from outside EU you must pay VAT at customs, but by meeting the requirements of change of residence you are exempt from paying VAT of 21%. (for Spain in this case)
Exemption payment of registration tax
Expenses of the individual homologation
As we discussed in other articles, there are vehicles that do not have a European homologation code, because they do not meet the standards required to register in Europe. There are cases in which either they cannot be registered in the European Union or individual approval would be required (it is expensive) and their subsequent approval by approved laboratories would be needed.
What are the requirements?
More than 1 year abroad
The person who decides to use this option must have been residing in the country where they bought the car for at least one year. And you must be able to accredit it with the documents that are necessary and that the Tax Agency requests in each case. For example, registration certificate or consular registration in the country of origin, payment of corresponding taxes, etc. The AEAT (finance department Spain) literally says “a period of not less than TWELVE consecutive MONTHS”.
Purchase of the car more than 6 months ago
Legal residence for a minimum of 12 months
Getting DUA for change of residence
Register in Spain
Use it normally for at least another 12 months from its acceptance and subsequent registration in Spain. The car cannot be sold or rented during this period of time (12 months).
These are the advantages and the requirements that must be met in order to register your car in the event of a change of residence. If you need help to carry out all the procedures, do not hesitate to contact us.