- Oct 24, 2011
BMW Ukrainian Club will be glad to communicate with you. If you have some questions or proposals, you'll be welcome here.
I think it is time to use this thread!
Please excuse the English. I am trying to learn Russian (and some Ukrainian) but it is difficult at my age. I come from Australia and have recently moved to Ukraine to get married and live in your country. My new wife and I are settling in Ivano-Frankvis'k. I am 68 years and retired with Australian pension. I used to be a home builder/constructor but also spent 14 years in the Australian Army as an Infantry soldier.
Although I live in Ukraine, I still own a 1989 E34 B10 Alpina (stored in Australia) and will be looking to buy, maybe Spring 2013. I will have some questions to ask in the future. :bye:
Hello all I hope celebrations went well. I am EXTREMELY busy with documentation all over the country but will slow soon I hope.BMW Ukrainian Club will be glad to communicate with you. If you have some questions or proposals, you'll be welcome here.
Hello all I hope celebrations went well. I am EXTREMELY busy with documentation all over the country but will slow soon I hope.
I have been having some trouble getting into this site, is it open 24 hours a day? Yes? No?
Also right now I have some trouble getting the page to translate to English, it goes back to Russian and kicks me off.... but it appears it may work so I will try quickly as I am about to leave Zhytomyr, go to Kiyv and tomorrow Ivano-Frankvis'k. WHEW!!!
Sometimes the site seems to have some operating troubles, it is not an issue of your PC.
I may be getting close to buying a car but I see some serious items;
1. Are there problems importing from Europe? Germany?
2. What is the oldest a car must be for permanent import?
3. I am not a citizen but my wife is, Problems there, too?
I read much and see many problems, so I worry.
The car I want is for private use and not for sale. I will need it for travel to doctor and hospital and not for business.
That will do for now, I must run, will check email tomorrow.
Thank you for reading.
1. No problems, but some cobwebs to be taken into account.
2. It is no limits here now.
3. The best way to import a car is not to be a resident, since you avoid a plenty of duties. So it is not a problem, even an advantage.
Good luck with this idea!
Hope other comrades will give you more detailed explanation.
Ahhhhh , THAT is why I could not find information. Thank you KGB!we have no additional rules for the rhd cars
Ahhhhh , THAT is why I could not find information. Thank you KGB!
OK. So, I buy car in England and bring to Ukraine. I live here but not resident.
What government department can I speak to in Ukraine to register the car here?
I understand 'Foreign' plates must go to border every 2 months for Passport stamp? CRAZY??? :yes:
You pay customs clearance at the border when You enter the territory of Ukraine. In order to register a car You should inquire local auto inspection department of registration and examination (at the place of residention of a person, who obtain a registration of that car). It is called MREO (or "МРЕО" in Ukrainian). It exists in every district of the city.
The obligation to stamp a passport every two month for foreigners was introduced as our residents are fond of taking second citizenship of lets say Moldova and thus avoiding payng high customs clearance taxes. Its a weird and crazy thing, but this is Ukraine - You know.
OH! Demian I am learning MUCH about crazy systems here such as visa extensions, MUCH WORK! But in a twisted way it is fun learning. Great to read your reply, I will NOT give up easily. Moldova, that interesting...tell me more. No tax or low tax??? My wife is interested.
RHD? Hmmm, buying in England may be out then, unless I keep going to the border for the next 10+ years. Oh well... a good way to travel around! Thank you for IDAI information Demian, I will inquire.
What about vehicle importers such as the Kiev BMW dealer? Or someone in Odessa? Anybody really.
Please all readers, I intend living here in the West of the country, beautiful. So different from dry old Australia! I have already made friends with neighbours and others. I find Ukrainian people very humble and friendly. So I ask for instructions of many things so I can learn, the language will take time though :blush::blush:
I wait for replies and say "дякую".
Hi, please check pm.Hello all,
thank you for having me and unfortunately my first post it is to ask for your help.
i'm leaving in Kiev and i owna BMW e60 525xd and i have a problem with the DPF. I went to BMW Bavaria oficial service and it seems that the filter is almost dead.
I had a problems with one of the sparks but that was fixed by them.
The price that they gave me to change it it's quite high so now i'm searching for a service to do it.
Can you recommend me one?