Import a vehicle
Documents to submit to customs and how to calculate the customs debt
Documentation to submit at the customs office
You must have the following documentation:
- Proof of ownership (original sales invoice, receipt or sales contract)
- Identity document of the owner and contact details or clearance authorisation if cleared by a customs representative
- Transport document (shipping manifest, CMR,..)
- An external community transit declaration (T1) established by the computerised transit system (NCTS) if the first entry into the European Union was formalised through a country other than mainland Spain or the Balearic Islands (where appropriate).
- If the vehicle is from a country that has an agreement with the European Union (through the European Free Trade Association - EFTA, for example), a preferential origin test certificate (EUR.1, EUR-MED DOF, DOF EUR-MED, FORM.A) issued by the exporting country allows the owner to benefit from a reduced or a zero rate of customs duty, according to the existing agreement with the country in question.For more information, please check this link.
- Vehicle documentation, if applicable
- Customs declaration (DUA)
* Don't forget that, even if you do not present yourself at customs, a European Certificate of Conformity (COC) for the vehicle is required for registration of your vehicle.If you do not have a this Certificate, you will need to complete a single approval process, which can usually be done in approved laboratories.