How to Import a Car from the UK to New Zealand

The UK is a primary source of quality classic and specialist cars which may be rare in New Zealand. It might be that you are emigrating from the UK to NZ and want to bring your car with you. Or perhaps you’ve bought a car at auction in the UK that needs to come to New Zealand? Whatever the reason you will be pleased to hear its not difficult to import car from UK to NZ and there are people who can take on board most of the hard work. The costs are not as high as you may expect either, so let’s take a look at what’s involved when you import a car from the UK.

What’s the Process?

First, you’ll need to meet the NZ customs requirements and present the following documents for your vehicle:

  • Bill of Sale
  • Copy of Passport or Car Licence I.D
  • Power of Attorney (USA only)
  • NZ Customs import code
  • Proof of clear title (UK HPI Gold Report)
  • Certificate of Title (USA only)

You’ll also be expected to clean the car thoroughly so that it will pass through customs without problem, and there are certain laws regarding older cars into NZ that you may have to meet. If you’re looking for experts on UK car imports then we can help. We are Extreme Global, and we have years of experience in importing cars and other vehicles from the UK, the USA and elsewhere, and we can even help find that rare car you want thanks to our expert procurement team. How much will it cost? Let’s have a look!

Cost of Car Import UK to NZ

Let’s say you’ve found a neat Lotus Esprit Turbo in the UK at £20,000 (that’s UK Sterling). W can arrange to have this car, a rare model in NZ, imported in the best and most appropriate way. The freight costs will be around $2400 NZ, and we’ll provide you with full insurance during the trip for $750. There’s also the Goods and Service Tax (GST) which will vary from model to model and due to the value of the vehicle. We reckon that it will cost under $3700 dollars to bring your beautiful Lotus over to NZ – and that’s not a lot when you consider you’re unlikely to find one for sale here!

Whatever car you want to bring here – whether a rare UK built sports car or a big American beast – Extreme Global can help. We can provide our services for everything from the lower end of the price bracket to supercars worth millions, and we give every customer the best treatment whatever the value of the vehicle.

If you’ve been dreaming of owning an Aston Martin or a rare Porsche, or found a once in a lifetime buy at a UK car auction, why not go for it? And let us provide our expert services at great prices to bring your dream drive to New Zealand!