I’m trying to get my head round the customs/duty/declaration situation. Any advice appreciated, please don’t criticise our circumstances.
Long story short, we have a property in France, residency and 10 year CdS which we are waiting to exchange. But at present we are in the UK and have been since the covid business began because we decided to stay to look after elderly inlaws who were shielding and could not cope or understand. MiL then broke her hip.
We have a French registered camping car in which we travel. It is road legal in France and insured in France. The insurers understand our situation. It was bought in France.
We plan to come back to France end of June. I don’t know how long we will stay but we are likely to go back to the UK again. (Under the WA we can have 5 years away but we won’t).
Do we need to declare anything? The campervan is French so surely we don’t have to pay import. What about our clothes and stuff? Its really only going to be clothes, stuff you have in a camper for cooking, bedding and the like. This stuff is kept in the van, almost all bought in France anyway. And our dog (French passport).
How do customs/border differentiate between people on holiday and people moving? If covid hadn’t happened we would have gone back and forward more often.