Cost of Movers U.K. to Spain

Cost of Movers U.K. to Spain

 

If you are considering a move from the U.K. to Spain, we can hardly blame you. Spain is famous for its temperate climate, tapas, churros, and gorgeous Mediterranean beaches. Spain is a popular choice among U.K. expats, with nearly half a million citizens of the U.K. who call Spain home.

Moving to Spain may be cheaper than you think. In fact, a full container can be moved from London to Barcelona for only £2,800 – £3,800 by road. This trip will only take 2-4 days. By sea, the trip will take much longer, 25-31 days, and be more expensive, at £4,600 – £6,200. Air freight is the biggest indulgence, with your items arriving in hours, but the cost can be astronomical.

Paperwork Required for Household Imports

One of the first things to know about packing for an international move is that it’s more than just throwing your stuff in boxes. Customs requires detailed inventories of your goods, with a box-by-box itemization that includes model and serial numbers for electronics and appliances. No short cuts here. Failure to properly inventory your belongings is going to cost you time and money. In fact, if you fail to include the right documents for an item, Spanish customs will give you up to a month to produce the paperwork before they auction it off.

It’s important to note that the Spanish mainland may have different rules than the Spanish islands, so check with customs before you depart from the U.K.

Here is what you need to have to pass through customs:

  • K. Passport with entry stamp
  • Spanish Identification Card (Documento Nacional de Identidad)
  • Residence visa if applicable
  • Certificate of Origin or Residence Change (you must be able to prove that you have given up your residence in the U.K.)
  • Copy of your lease or purchase contract for your new residence in Spain
  • Notice from your employer if you plan to work in Spain
  • Registration from the consulate upon your arrival
  • Spanish fiscal identification number
  • Application for tax and duty-free imports
  • Written authorization for the customs agent to clear your shipment
  • Shipping inventory, which must:
    • be written in Spanish
    • authorized by the Spanish consulate in the U.K.
    • contain a detailed inventory of your items, to include any model and serial numbers for imported appliances.

Importing your Vehicle to Spain

Before Brexit, bringing your vehicle to Spain would have been as easy as driving it across the border. Now, the rules have changed. If you want to bring your car with you, you will be required to produce the following paperwork:

  • Car title with UK registration
  • Bill of sale for vehicle
  • Passport
  • UK Driver’s License
  • Proof of Spanish residency
  • Proof of payment of duty tax
  • Proof of payment of road tax
  • Certificate of Conformity (This
  • Bill of Lading

What about taxes? We thought you’d never ask. According to Spain’s rules, if you are importing a used vehicle that you have owned and driven in the U.K. for at least six months before your move, you will not be required to pay import duty.

Fine print: This rule is based on the assumption that you have already paid VAT on your vehicle in the U.K. If that is not the case, the following is for you. Spain assesses the following taxes on vehicles entering the country from outside of the EU:

  • 16% VAT for used vehicles
  • 21% VAT for new vehicles
  • Spain requires a registration tax that is calculated based on CO2 emissions. The average is 12%.

How is VAT calculated? Spain applies the tax rates based on the original purchase price of the vehicle, then reduces the percentage based on the age of the vehicle.

Three Men and a Truck

Moving internationally requires a special set of skills. It’s more than just picking things up in one country and dropping them off in another. The job requires an understanding of complex international regulations and a network of shipping partners committed to excellence. Three Men and a Truck are overseas movers with experience with complex international transfers. To learn more about how we can help you achieve a seamless move, contact us today for your no-obligation shipping quote.

Moves From UK to Spain : Our Top Routes

No matter which city in the UK you want to move from or which city in Spain you want to move to, we can help. These are some common moving routes connecting the UK and Spain.

UK to Madrid


London to Madrid
Manchester to Madrid
Birmingham to Madrid
Leeds to Madrid
Glasgow to Madrid
Southampton to Madrid
Portsmouth to Madrid
Liverpool to Madrid
Newcastle to Madrid
Sheffield to Madrid
Belfast to Madrid
Brighton to Madrid
Leicester to Madrid
Edinburgh to Madrid
Bournemouth to Madrid
Cardiff to Madrid
Coventry to Madrid
Middlesbrough to Madrid
Stoke-on-Trent to Madrid
Reading to Madrid
Sunderland to Madrid
Bradford to Madrid
Northampton to Madrid
Plymouth to Madrid
Derby to Madrid

UK to Barcelona


London to Barcelona
Manchester to Barcelona
Birmingham to Barcelona
Leeds to Barcelona
Glasgow to Barcelona
Southampton to Barcelona
Portsmouth to Barcelona
Liverpool to Barcelona
Newcastle to Barcelona
Sheffield to Barcelona
Belfast to Barcelona
Brighton to Barcelona
Leicester to Barcelona
Edinburgh to Barcelona
Bournemouth to Barcelona
Cardiff to Barcelona
Coventry to Barcelona
Middlesbrough to Barcelona
Stoke-on-Trent to Barcelona
Reading to Barcelona
Sunderland to Barcelona
Bradford to Barcelona
Northampton to Barcelona
Plymouth to Barcelona
Derby to Barcelona

UK to Valencia


London to Valencia
Manchester to Valencia
Birmingham to Valencia
Leeds to Valencia
Glasgow to Valencia
Southampton to Valencia
Portsmouth to Valencia
Liverpool to Valencia
Newcastle to Valencia
Sheffield to Valencia
Belfast to Valencia
Brighton to Valencia
Leicester to Valencia
Edinburgh to Valencia
Bournemouth to Valencia
Cardiff to Valencia
Coventry to Valencia
Middlesbrough to Valencia
Stoke-on-Trent to Valencia
Reading to Valencia
Sunderland to Valencia
Bradford to Valencia
Northampton to Valencia
Plymouth to Valencia
Derby to Valencia

UK to Seville


London to Seville
Manchester to Seville
Birmingham to Seville
Leeds to Seville
Glasgow to Seville
Southampton to Seville
Portsmouth to Seville
Liverpool to Seville
Newcastle to Seville
Sheffield to Seville
Belfast to Seville
Brighton to Seville
Leicester to Seville
Edinburgh to Seville
Bournemouth to Seville
Cardiff to Seville
Coventry to Seville
Middlesbrough to Seville
Stoke-on-Trent to Seville
Reading to Seville
Sunderland to Seville
Bradford to Seville
Northampton to Seville
Plymouth to Seville
Derby to Seville

UK to Malaga


London to Malaga
Manchester to Malaga
Birmingham to Malaga
Leeds to Malaga
Glasgow to Malaga
Southampton to Malaga
Portsmouth to Malaga
Liverpool to Malaga
Newcastle to Malaga
Sheffield to Malaga
Belfast to Malaga
Brighton to Malaga
Leicester to Malaga
Edinburgh to Malaga
Bournemouth to Malaga
Cardiff to Malaga
Coventry to Malaga
Middlesbrough to Malaga
Stoke-on-Trent to Malaga
Reading to Malaga
Sunderland to Malaga
Bradford to Malaga
Northampton to Malaga
Plymouth to Malaga
Derby to Malaga

UK to Bilbao


London to Bilbao
Manchester to Bilbao
Birmingham to Bilbao
Leeds to Bilbao
Glasgow to Bilbao
Southampton to Bilbao
Portsmouth to Bilbao
Liverpool to Bilbao
Newcastle to Bilbao
Sheffield to Bilbao
Belfast to Bilbao
Brighton to Bilbao
Leicester to Bilbao
Edinburgh to Bilbao
Bournemouth to Bilbao
Cardiff to Bilbao
Coventry to Bilbao
Middlesbrough to Bilbao
Stoke-on-Trent to Bilbao
Reading to Bilbao
Sunderland to Bilbao
Bradford to Bilbao
Northampton to Bilbao
Plymouth to Bilbao
Derby to Bilbao

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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