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Bringing 2 checked bags, ToR needed?
« on: March 20, 2019, 05:25:35 AM »
Hi all!
I looked for answers to this question and while it has been asked, the answers are still unclear to me. I am moving to the UK in 3 weeks and will be bringing 2 checked bags with clothes and small sentimental/personal items with me. I will not be shipping any boxes to the UK.

Can someone please advise whether or not I need to fill out a ToR form? I’m under the impression you need to fill this form out when you ship things over but some have said to fill it out anyways just to be safe.. can anyone definitively answer this question and/or has done the same? Thank you!!


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Re: Bringing 2 checked bags, ToR needed?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 06:25:23 AM »
I didn’t have to and brought two checked bags on the plane with me. 
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Re: Bringing 2 checked bags, ToR needed?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 08:56:54 AM »
You do not need a ToR if bringing everything physically with you.   If you were shipping the bags, you would.  But not for checked luggage.


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Re: Bringing 2 checked bags, ToR needed?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 09:35:45 AM »
Hi all!
I looked for answers to this question and while it has been asked, the answers are still unclear to me. I am moving to the UK in 3 weeks and will be bringing 2 checked bags with clothes and small sentimental/personal items with me. I will not be shipping any boxes to the UK.

Can someone please advise whether or not I need to fill out a ToR form? I’m under the impression you need to fill this form out when you ship things over but some have said to fill it out anyways just to be safe.. can anyone definitively answer this question and/or has done the same? Thank you!!


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I brought two checked bags and a carry-on.  No ToR.

Having said that, I believe ToR relief allows you to bring in your possessions for up to a year after you move to the UK with paying import duty, so if you plan to move more stuff later by shipping it, definitely apply for ToR.  It's a limited time offer.  :)
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Re: Bringing 2 checked bags, ToR needed?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 02:01:15 PM »
I brought two checked bags and a carry-on.  No ToR.

Having said that, I believe ToR relief allows you to bring in your possessions for up to a year after you move to the UK with paying import duty, so if you plan to move more stuff later by shipping it, definitely apply for ToR.  It's a limited time offer.  :)

Maybe a friend will come to visit and can bring a bag? Or you can go home for Christmas, and come back with a bag...?


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Re: Bringing 2 checked bags, ToR needed?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 04:26:34 AM »
Thank you everyone for your responses and clearing that up!


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Re: Bringing 2 checked bags, ToR needed?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 04:30:24 AM »
Maybe a friend will come to visit and can bring a bag? Or you can go home for Christmas, and come back with a bag...?

Yes, I’m hoping to do that!


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