Seven Seas Worldwide, an expert in international relocations, is encouraging those moving to the UK to apply for a ToR1 form to avoid customs tax. This form is crucial for anyone making a permanent move to the UK, enabling the tax-free importation of personal belongings, ranging from household goods to vehicles.
With its extensive experience of more than 25 years, Seven Seas Worldwide offers valuable guidance on the ToR1 process, including details on application procedures and waiting times for approval.
The ToR1 form, necessary for importing unaccompanied personal effects into the UK, must be filled out electronically via the HMRC website, with all relevant details and evidence provided in the required formats.
Eligibility for ToR1 includes making the UK the primary residence, owning the shipped items for a minimum of six months, and completing the import within one year of relocating.
Processing a ToR1 application can take from two to six weeks, and accuracy in the application is key to quicker approval. Early submission and careful review of all details can facilitate a faster response.
Selecting a reputable moving company is critical for a smooth relocation. Ideal choices are those with extensive experience, multilingual customer support, and additional services like online parcel tracking, provision of packing materials, and handling customs clearance.
John Henderson, Managing Director at Seven Seas Worldwide, strongly recommends the ToR1 process: “I strongly encourage our customers to leverage the ToR1 process for tax relief on personal effects when shipping to the UK. It’s not just a financial advantage; it’s a seamless way to ensure a smoother transition, making your move a truly stress-free experience.”
For more insights on duty-free relocation to the UK, Seven Seas Worldwide’s guide on ToR1 is an essential resource.