Portugal: importation of motor vehicles

Information for UK nationals on the importation of motor vehicles into Portugal.



Includes information on:

  • general importation regime

  • tax exemption regime

  • applying for tax exemption

  • motor vehicle documentation

Published 3 August 2020
Last updated 16 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. New procedures to apply for a transfer of residence certificate for the purpose of importing your vehicle.

  2. Updated information on importing your motor vehicle to Portugal if you are transferring your residence to Portugal - May 2021

  3. Updated information on importation of motor vehicles in Portugal, as of December 2020.

  4. First published.