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We drove to the border and went in to the german customs - I handed the papers the dealership had prepared. They did some stuff on the computer and gave it back and I was good to go.
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Lastly, contact your dealership after you registered the car. Send them the necessary paper and get your VAT pack.
Hi everybody and thank you Bobo for this post. May I ask you more in depth detail about the documents you have to show at the German custom?
To be more precise as long as I know there are different kinds of export documents (T2, etc.), which one were you given? Does this document have to be signed also at the custom office of the dealer's town?
Can one make this process also at another border? Such as at an Austrian or Italian custom office?
Furthermore, of course one has to check what are the opening hours of customs, right? What if one finds the custom closed?
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Hi everybody and thank you Bobo for this post. May I ask you more in depth detail about the documents you have to show at the German custom?
To be more precise as long as I know there are different kinds of export documents (T2, etc.), which one were you given? Does this document have to be signed also at the custom office of the dealer's town?
Can one make this process also at another border? Such as at an Austrian or Italian custom office?
Furthermore, of course one has to check what are the opening hours of customs, right? What if one finds the custom closed?
Any main German dealer will know exactly what papers are required, you can make a temporary import then declare/pay at your local customs office within 48 hours of crossing the border.

If the customs is closed.........well you didn't check very carefully, did you !
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If the customs is closed.........well you didn't check very carefully, did you !
And you will have to leave it in Germany until they open the next working day.

BTDT.

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And you will have to leave it in Germany until they open the next working day.


hope this won't happen! where did you check opening hours?
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs...me.jsp?Lang=en
here right?
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Re: My experience importing a car from germany to switzerland....

I had to do it bringing a motorcycle back from Italy, left it overnight in Gaggiolo.

Fortunately, my wife lived 100m on the Swiss side, and we were friendly with a bar in Gaggiolo with a gated parking lot who let us park the car, bike, and trailer there and walked to her place (I was too lazy to separate the car, and it was dark out as it was February).

The normal customs was open, but the commercial customs was closed, and vehicles (as well as anything over EUR 600 in the case of Italy) have to pass through the commercial customs.

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