Import your car VAT free from the UK to NZ. We source new and used cars VAT free at the best discounts and import them to New Zealand professionally. Door to door car import service from the UK to your personal handover in NZ.

Get in touch and find out how much you can save.

Import your car from the UK to NZ

Expert car buying service

We source new and near new UK and European cars at exceptional discounts and save you 20% off the price by finding VAT free cars to export.

Our experienced team have been exporting exceptional quality cars to New Zealand for 12 years. We will help you find the best savings and the best cars available for your budget.

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Outstanding car import service to NZ

Our Outstanding Import Service provides everything you need to import your car to New Zealand with the greatest care.

We give you One Clear Price so you can see all costs required to deliver your car to the compliance doorstep.

We pay your UK VAT so you don’t have to and our local NZ agent manages the import of your car so you have the keys steps taken care of. They will also go the extra mile and have you car complied and registered so you can simply collect it when it is ready.

VAT free sales and reclaim services

Save 20% when you export a VAT qualifying car from the UK. We source VAT qualifying cars and save our clients 20% VAT off the purchase price and process the reclaim as part of our export service.

Whether you have found a car with another UK dealer or we source your car, we are happy to help you reclaim your UK VAT for you.

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NZ import agent in Auckland

McCullough Shipping, New Zealand’s leading car shipping agent manage our car imports for you. They assist with GST, customs and import inspections and deliver your car to compliance all as part of the import service. You can also request extra services to make your car import as easy as possible, popular options are:

  • Management of your NZTA compliance inspection.
  • NZTA registration.
  • Conversion of your car's navigation system.
  • Delivery to your door and on-road insurance.

Safe easy payments

Payments can be made in NZD and GBP. Card payments can be made for your deposit and we provide a NZ based forex transaction service for ease.

A secure escrow service for the safe handling of funds is also available should the need arise.

Safe Payments

Export your car from the UK

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Car export costs & services

We wrap up your car’s import costs in one clear import price. This includes everything you need to have your car safely delivered to the compliance doorstep. The breakdown of what’s included is below.

Car Import Service Details from the UK to NZ

Car import costs in NZ

To drive your car on the open road, you will need to cover the following:

Good and Service Tax (GST) payment 15%

NZTA Vehicle Compliance

NZTA Vehicle registration costs

NZ road insurance

Car import timings to New Zealand

Importing your car to New Zealand usually takes 70 days. Choose from shipping on a roll on roll off service (45 days) or in a container for extra care (60 days). Track your car’s journey to New Zealand. On arrival your car will be processed through customs and delivered to compliance. Once complied and registered you will be free to enjoy your first drive on the open road. Find out more about the import process and timings

Import Timing Snapshot

Days 1 - 7: Collection, shipping booked, tuning & modifications and delivery to the port.

Days 8 - 11: Packed & loaded onto vessel

Days 12 - 56: Shipped to Auckland or Christchurch

Days 57 - 50: Car unloaded, cleared, MPI and IVS inspected and delivered to compliance

Days 61 - 65: car compiled, registered and ready for collection

Import your car VAT free from the UK

When you buy a
VAT qualifying car from the UK to export, your car must be permanently exported within 12 weeks. The Personal Export Scheme allows you to drive your car in the UK and Europe for up to 12 months and still be able to buy it tax free.

How do I Qualify?

Overseas visitors who have not been in the EU for more than 365 in the past 2 years, OR 1,095 days in the past 6 years. When your road trip is over you must not return to the EU for at least 6 months.

Which Vehicles Qualify?

The good news it, it’s not just cars that qualify, it also applies to motorbikes and motor homes.

To find out more about how this could work for you read our blog post about the
Personal Export Scheme
Get in touch and we'll be delighted to help.

DHL of your key documents

We keep you updated throughout its journey and all your documents are DHL’d to you to ensure safe transfer ahead of your car’s arrival.

HPI certificate

Service history

V5 log book

Bill of lading

Manufacturers' book pack

Locking wheel nut (if applicable)

Spare key

Pre-purchase inspection documents

Remote controls and headphones

Import a car from the UK to NZ VAT free