Import a Car From The UK to Thailand


Our professional supply network allows us to source new available stock and place factory orders for all prestige brands at highly competitive pricing. Single units and multiple orders are available from the major right hand drive (RHD) countries; UK, Australia, Dubai and Japan. All new UK cars are sold VAT free which gives you a saving of 20% versus UK retail prices. Discounts are available on multiple orders. Our local Thai agent is an expert in importing high value vehicles and is available to assist you with your purchases in both English and Thai languages. We have a wealth of experience importing vehicles, so you can be confident your purchase will be managed professionally throughout its journey.

Import process from UK to Thailand

All inclusive Shipping Service to Thailand (CIF)

We offer a shipped and insured service to Laem Chabang and Lat Krabang. Our price is inclusive of all shipping and insurance costs to the docks so you receive no surprises along the way. Whilst you may be allowed to perform the customs clearing for your vehicle, we recommend using a licensed clearing agent to assist you through customs. We are happy to recommend our preferred clearing agent to assist you with your vehicles, simply ask the sales team for details.

This service provides everything you need for your new car to reach your preferred port.

  • Bespoke sourcing of your vehicle, purchase and collection.
  • Storage of your vehicle until it is ready to be transported to the port.
  • Transport to the departure port on a trailer.
  • Fully comprehensive insurance throughout its UK journey.
  • High level of marine insurance throughout shipping.
  • Use of the MHH International private tracking portal to view real time progress of your car and scans of required documentation.
  • DHL of all original documentation and vulnerable loose items to you or your agent.

A Simple Import Process

Importing from both the UK and Japan takes approximately 10 to 30 days from the moment we identify your car to the moment it arrives at the port. These timings depend on which country your vehicles are sourced from. We take every care to make sure your car reaches you in optimum condition. We insure your vehicle for its full value (not weight) from the moment we collect to until it reaches dry land. All pre-export checks are taken care of free of charge. At this point any modifications are made so your car is perfectly tailored for you. Once ready, your car is shipped to you and all paperwork is sent via DHL to ensure its safe delivery. Cars are shipped in containers to Laem Chabang or Lat Krabang. Air freight is available on request.

Approximate Shipping Times

UK Japan
25 - 30 days 10 days

What You Receive By Post

We will send all vehicle documentation to your preferred address. This is usually you or your nominated clearing agent.

HPI Certificate Service History
V5 Logbook Bill of Lading
Pre-Purchase Inspection Documents Manufacturers Book Pack
Spare Key Locking Wheel Nut


Car Import Documents to Thailand

Import requirements for Thailand

Cars can be imported either temporarily or permanently. See the link below to the Thai Customs Website for the details on how to temporarily import a car, boat or motorbike.

Permanent Imports

One new or used vehicle maybe imported for personal use per person with a non-immigrant visa and a valid work permit. An import permit must be issued by the Ministry of Commerce before the car’s arrival in Thailand. You risk large fines and seizure of your vehicle should you attempt to import without the correct permit. It is advisable that you use Thai-speaking agent to manage your vehicle through customs is you are not a fluent speaking Thai resident. Do remember to arrange insurance for your vehicle from the point it reaches either Port or from the moment your clearing agent transfers your car to you. Should you have any questions please contact MHH International team on +44 (0)1483 275 756 or

Car import regulations for Thailand

Useful links

Thai Duty Rates, Importation and Registration Guidelines