EU & UK Residents
Travelling to New Zealand
Helping new immigrants with importing motorhomes and campervans to New Zealand
Castle European is a New Zealand-based company and is available to help you if you are planning to emigrate to New Zealand; already own a motorhome or campervan in the UK or EU; or thinking of buying a vehicle to bring to New Zealand.
We know you've been thinking about visiting New Zealand, or maybe you'd just like to avoid the Northern Hemisphere winter
Castle European can source, ship and comply most vehicles into New Zealand on your behalf, which means you can travel around and see the sights on an extended holiday.
So stop thinking about that dream holiday 'down under' and get in touch with Castle European, your favourite motorhome importer!
Ready, set, go...!
Depending on the model and it’s age shipping your motorhome or campervan to New Zealand makes good financial sense.
European motorhomes and campervans are held in high esteem in New Zealand and the local market values them highly.
Together with tax concessions, usually only available to new permanent residents, the value of your motorhome when on the road in New Zealand makes the cost of shipping and on-road compliance well worthwhile. You’ll land your motorhome in New Zealand at a significantly lower cost than buying the equivalent model on the local market.
Castle European offers a complete service from Southampton onwards, organising the shipping, customs procedures, Ministry of Agriculture cleaning on arrival, collection from the Port of Auckland and completion of the on-road compliance procedure, handing you the keys to your vehicle when it’s on the road, registered and ready to use. We can also complete the electrical, gas and NZ Self Containment certification.
Once everything is complete, you’re then ready to explore your new country!
Many of our previous clients have spent several months in their motorhomes touring New Zealand and choosing their ideal place to settle.
We’ll minimise the processing time so that there is the shortest possible delay between your arrival and being able to use your motorhome.
Castle European makes it easy for you
Deliver your vehicle to Southampton Terminal within a day or so of your requested departure day and we can:
Thinking about importing a vehicle to New Zealand?
For an obligation-free appraisal to see if it’s worthwhile shipping your motorhome or campervan to New Zealand when you emigrate please contact us - we're only an email away!
Helping New Zealand immigrants achieve the lifestyle they want
Emigration is a big step - let Castle European help you to get it right!
Your best interests are our only concern
The first step to importing a motorhome or campervan into New Zealand is to ensure that you’re bringing one that will meet the on-road compliance requirements.
Bringing a vehicle which doesn’t meet the New Zealand Land Transport Agency requirements would be financially catastrophic as it wouldn’t be allowed on the road. You will have paid shipping, insurance and possibly tax for a vehicle which can’t be registered.
Castle European will advise on individual vehicle suitability before any decision is made to ship and if you’re making a new purchase for export to New Zealand we’ll advise on suitable models.
If you’re emigrating to New Zealand and you already own a motorhome or campervan you may be able to import it into New Zealand tax free. If you don’t presently own one in the UK, but would like to ship a motorhome or campervan to New Zealand, or think that travel by motorhome or campervan would be a great way to discover New Zealand when you first arrive, Castle European can help you source one in the UK tax free for export.
It may be possible for someone with a permanent residency permit to completely avoid both duty (10%) and GST (Goods and Services Tax 15%) when importing to New Zealand. Again we’ll advise on the tax situation for your particular circumstances if you’re a new immigrant with New Zealand permanent resident status.
Castle European has many satisfied customers and references are available upon request.
Leave all the paperwork to us
Castle European will ensure you enjoy the maximum tax concessions available to you and have you on the road much more quickly than if you try to do it yourself.
Don’t get bogged down with months of unnecessary paperwork and delays. Leave it to us. We understand the system here and can minimise your costs (and your stress!) by doing it the right way the first time.
Castle European will help you to avoid making a poor decision
Some motorhome and campervan models are no longer suitable for import to New Zealand as they don’t meet compliance requirements and they should not be shipped to New Zealand. Shipping one of these to New Zealand would be financially catastrophic.
In mid 2010 the New Zealand regulations regarding emission standards were relaxed for new immigrants who wished to import a vehicle which they had owned for more than twelve months. This now makes it possible to import an older vehicle than previously but there are many rules around this and not everyone qualifies for a concession.
CASTLE EUROPEAN - YOUR NEW ZEALAND MOTORHOME IMPORTING SPECIALISTS
+64 (0) 21 157 0047
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