Re: proof of VAT paid????
Where was the first owner living? in the Uk or Jersey?
If it was Jersey, then it may well be that...........the reason you do not have proof of VAT is that it was not paid - after all if you were based here, would you choose to pay any! Have you tried locating the original owner?
The other bad news is that French Customs particularly do very much understand that a vessel from Jersey (or that looks like it comes form Jersey - ie has a Jersey registration) may / probably does not have VAT paid on it. and they do know the rules backwards about when you have to pay - for "some" reason folk in Jersey have a reputation for being tax dodgers. No idea why [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img].........of course if you are only transiting to Turkey the french will not be any great concern (the vessel can stay up to 6 months in the EU). Does the vessel NEED to be EU VAT paid to stay in Turkey??
Maybe you would be better off letting the Jersey Regsitration lapse and getting her on the SSR in the UK?? English person, and an English Registered boat may make your life a bit simpler?
Sorry not to be more helpful........
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