We hope that the most commonly asked questions listed below will make everything clear but if you have any questions that we haven’t covered, we’ll be happy to help.
a. If you own these goods as a business, you need to provide documentary evidence of their export or that these goods were purchased tax-paid in the UK.
b. If you recently left items behind from a trip abroad and these items are now being returned, then you may be eligible for duty and tax relief (subject to the items being owned by you for more than six months). To make a claim please provide DHL with a detailed declaration, together with any supporting documentary evidence.
c. If you are moving to the UK you must apply for a ToR01 (Transfer of Residency) approval from HMRC. If this was not obtained prior to your belongings arriving in the UK, DHL would have been obliged to pay for import duties/taxes on your behalf. To check if you are eligible for a ToR01 approval please visit www.gov.uk/hmrc and search for ToR01.
d. If you are visiting the UK / EU (European Union) on a temporary basis (maximum of 24 months) you will need to provide a declaration to DHL detailing your: Dates of arrival and intended departure date; Country of Residence; Permanent Address; Passport Number and Purpose of Visit
Please provide the information detailed above and return it to DHL within 7 days of receipt of our invoice.
If your goods do qualify for tax relief please contact DHL within 7 days of receipt of our invoice. Please provide a declaration on company letterhead confirming you meet the conditions on Notice 372, quoting your EORI number and details of the person responsible for your record keeping.