As soon as your car has been relocated, imported and released by Customs it is time to take care of the Dutch (NL) license plates registation to be able to hit the road.
Adaptions required for the European regulations
The car you took with you from your home country, whether it's an American car or any other model not from Europe, often doesn't conform to EU technical and safety vehicle regulations. To obtain a European Approval for the car, certain adjustments or customizations have to be made. Most of the time only small technical changes to the vehicles lighting have to be made. SCL Rotterdam has a modern and especially equipped workshop to handle vehicle customizations to European standards. With our custom developed but professional methods we can perform the adaptations quickly and very cost efficient.
Professional technical customizations at affordable rates, performed in our own garage by experienced mechanics.
Dutch NL or German DE license plates
As soon as your car imported from the USA, Canada or other countries outside Europe has been adapted to EU vehicle regulations it is time to get an official technical approval from the Dutch or German Traffic Office. The inspector will verify if the import vehicle conforms to safety regulations and local vehicle legislation. To register your vehicle with the Dutch Traffic Offie (RDW) we will need an original Dutch Driver's License or your original Passport together with a Dutch Proof of Residency (an extract from the GBA database).
SCL Rotterdam only works with official Dutch and German institutes to get your vehicle approved.
BPM-calculation and filing
If your exemption permit for the removal of your vehicle as part of your household goods has been approved by Dutch Customs, you do not have to pay any remaining Vehicle Tax (BPM). Although you are exempt from paying it, a BPM-calculation has to be made and filed with Customs when the car is being inspected at the Traffic Office (RDW).
No BPM (Dutch Vehicle Tax) has to be paid when you move your car to The Netherlands as part of your household goods.
SCL's service portfolio includes additional services besides shipping your car and registering it for license plates. While your car is undergoing its registration process we can take care of the following services:
Installation of certified car alarm systems
Insurance companies often require a certified alarm system being installed to reduce the chance of theft. SCL Rotterdam can take care of this while your car is in the process of being registered for license plates. Your car remains in our own warehouse while the certified technician installs your alarm. After delivery of the car you will receive the official certificate which has been registered directly on your new license.
Installation of accessories
In SCL's in-house garage our mechanics can provide you with the installation of a variety of car accessories and parts. Possibilities include:
- Adding a (removable) tow bar
- Adding a tonneaucover to your pickup truck
- Installation of in-car entertainments systems
- Installation of rear view parking camera
Thanks to our connections with American parts suppliers we can offer competitive rates, and installations can already be performed while you are waiting for your license registration!
Cleaning, restyling and polishing
Your imported car has travelled quite a journey and will not look like it just came from the showroom, or even as you have seen it on the seller's pictures. Would you like to enjoy your car immediately in a good and shining conditions? From a simple wash to full interior cleaning and restyling; you decide how your new import vehicle will be delivered.
Delivery road transport throughout Europe
No time or possibility to come and pick up your car at our warehouse in Schiedam? No problem at all, we can assist with delivering your car at your front door anywhere throughout Europe. Thanks to our good connections with reliable and professional transport companies your car will be delivered quickly at affordable rates.
Why use SCL Rotterdam for moving your car?
- Years of experience with the international relocation of vehicles
- Save money by only using the services you need
- We use our own warehouse for unloading and storage
- Professional and experienced multi-disciplinary team
- Adapting to EU standards in our in-house garage
Contact us for more information