With the changes made to the Customs law on the 1st of May 2016, from the moment that a NON EU private vessel enters into EU waters, she has a total of 18 months to be in EU waters. It is no longer possible to bond the vessel in order to extend these 18 months.  Once the 18 months period is completed, the vessel must either pay EU Import VAT or leave EU waters. If any of these requirements are not met, EU VAT will be applicable.

When the vessel arrives into an EU Customs Port coming from an NON EU Port, a CUSTOMS ORAL DECLARATION must be done in order to officially declare her entrance. In Mallorca the official customs port of arrival is Palma. Once the process has been completed, the vessel can head to any other port in Mallorca.

If the vessel has professional crew on board, all crew members must make an IMMIGRATION ENTRY CLEARANCE through the Port Police, even though they are EU or they stay on the vessel.  Please contact us, should you require any further information.