What is a “tax & duty free” vehicle?
A “tax & duty free” vehicle is a vehicle that has been acquired without the payment of VAT, import-duty or excise-duty in Cyprus
Who can import a “tax & duty-free vehicle?
Any member of British Forces Cyprus or the civilian component of the Force can import a tax & duty-free vehicle.
Can my dependents import a “tax & duty-free vehicle?
No – only an entitled person can import a “tax & duty-free vehicle.
Who can drive a “tax & duty-free vehicle?
Only the owner and insured dependents within your household can drive the vehicle. Family members visiting you for a short period of time may also drive your vehicle with written permission from an SBA Customs Office. There are also certain circumstances where an entitled person can drive another entitled person’s car, with prior written permission from SBA Customs, e.g. an entitled person who is within 28 days of their tour start date and has evidence their vehicle has been shipped to Cyprus.
How long do I have to own the “tax & duty-free vehicle before I can sell it?
If imported personally or bought in Cyprus, you must own and use the “tax & duty-free vehicle for a minimum period of 6 month before selling it.
How long do I have to own the “tax & duty-free vehicle before I can export it?
You must own a “tax & duty-free vehicle for 28 days, from date of registration, before you can export it.
What documents do I need to import a “tax & duty-free vehicle?
|Document||How do I obtain this document|
|A||VX302 (in place of V5 log book)|
Must be in entitled person’s name
|Forces Cars Direct will supply|
this to you
|B||C104A & Certificate of Identification||Visit any SBA Customs Office|
with your original VX302
|C||MOD90 & Assignment orders (MIL) or Passport and Status Certificate (UKBC)||Required to obtain a C104A|
|D||Valid driving licence||Required to obtain a C104A|
|E||Valid car insurance policy or cover note|
– minimum of 4 months cover
|Required to obtain a C104A|
|IMPORTANT: Please keep copies of each of these documents|
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