Import your car from Belgium

From € 635 + any costs for transportation to the Netherlands

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VDS Auto Import is your reliable partner for importing cars from Belgium to the Netherlands.

Our comprehensive import services include everything you need, from the purchase to arranging the necessary documents and obtaining the license plate. Our knowledgeable and experienced professionals have the expertise to make the import process smooth and efficient. We provide full transparency and guide you through every step of the process, including calculating the BPM (Dutch vehicle tax) and arranging the inspection and license plate acquisition.

We understand that importing a car from Belgium can be a significant step, which is why we strive to deliver the best results and highest quality of service. Our focus is on providing an excellent customer experience and ensuring a seamless import experience.

Contact us and discover how we can assist you in importing your car from Belgium!

2022-09-18
Handled the import of my mother-in-law's car as agreed. BPM calculation was done correctly.

— R. van der Valk

Step-by-step guide for importing from Belgium

Are you about to buy a vehicle in Belgium, or have you already made a purchase? Through the following steps, we provide an insight into the import process at VDS Auto Import.

Purchase

Importing starts with the search for your favorite dream car, motorcycle, or camper. In many cases, it is best to consult a Belgian search engine. A good example of a major search engine is autoscout24.be. In other cases, customers have explored during a visit or vacation in Belgium.

Taxes

When importing a car from a country within the EU, it is usually subject to BPM (Dutch vehicle tax). If imported within the EU, it is exempt from import duties, but VAT needs to be paid for new vehicles. The amount of these import taxes may influence the decision to import a car or not.

Import duties and VAT

Importing within the EU means you are exempt from import duties. The VAT is 21% of the purchase price. VAT is applicable only for new vehicles.

BPM (Dutch vehicle tax)

The amount to be paid for BPM is determined, among other factors, by the CO2 emissions, age, and market value of the vehicle and can be calculated in various ways. At VDS Auto Import, we always offer the method with the lowest BPM amount.

Transportation

Once you have purchased a car abroad, there are two ways to arrange transportation.

Professional transport through an authorized transporter is often the best option. It not only saves you a lot of time, but also eliminates the need to arrange insurance or temporary export license plates. Furthermore, unnecessary driving of the vehicle is avoided, making this form of transportation cost-effective. We can take care of this most commonly chosen form of transportation entirely. This way, you can be assured of safe transport.

If you have a trailer to pick up the car yourself, this can be a good option. We look forward to receiving the vehicle.

Registration

Once the car has been transported to the Netherlands, the inspection at the RDW (Dutch Vehicle Authority) is scheduled. Due to close cooperation with the RDW, our own inspection lane, and a professional workshop, we can handle the process promptly, even in the case of a rejection.

BPM & license plates

The Dutch license plates can only be issued by the RDW after the BPM has been paid to the Tax and Customs Administration. When you import your vehicle through VDS Auto Import, we handle the BPM declaration as standard and always offer you the lowest BPM calculation method. This way, you won't experience any delays in the import process. Finally, we mount the luxury license plates, and you can hit the road without worries.

How much will the BPM cost?

If you are about to buy a car in Belgium and are curious about the costs of importing, request a non-binding quote using the button below, and you will receive a response with a BPM calculation within one business day.

How long does the import take?

You want to hit the road in the Netherlands as soon as possible when you have purchased a vehicle abroad. We do everything we can to ensure that the administrative procedures are carried out quickly. Additionally, you will have access to your personal online account where you can track the status of the import process. What do we do to expedite the process?

  • Accurate BPM calculation in advance
  • Full RDW inspection is taken care of in our own inspection lane
  • Comprehensive service check in our own workshop
  • Delivery and mounting of license plates
  • Vehicle registration (title transfer)

We estimate the total import process to take approximately 2 to 3 weeks. This excludes transportation.

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