GST on Vehicles – importing a vehicle into Jersey

2.5.8.L2 Updated on:13 October 2021

Importing to Jersey

If you import a vehicle from within the customs union (which includes the UK, Guernsey and the Isle of Man) you’ll need to pay GST at 5% on the value of the vehicle at import including all freight charges and insurance costs.

If you import a vehicle from outside the customs union you’ll need to pay GST at 5% and you may be liable to pay the Common Customs Tariff (CCT).

You will not be able to register the vehicle with Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS) until customs have cleared the vehicle and you’ve paid the relevant duties.

Vehicle Emissions duty may also be liable, which is paid to customs.

There is a Margin Scheme for the Motor Trade which allows GST to be charged only on the difference between what they buy the car for and what they sell the car for on second-hand motor vehicles. See Government of Jersey – GST.

Bringing a vehicle that I already own

If you are moving to Jersey and going to be living on the Island for more than 12 months, you must register your vehicle as soon as it arrives. You cannot drive in Jersey on foreign registration plates.

You will be required to pay GST of 5% on the value of the vehicle at the time of importing it to Jersey.

How do I register my vehicle in Jersey?

For more information on registering your vehicle in Jersey, see Government of Jersey – Vehicle Registration.