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owestyo 01-10-2014 03:29 PM

International DVC
Can you become a member from the UK?

disneychell 01-10-2014 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by owestyo (Post 50444058)
Can you become a member from the UK?

Hi, yes you can become a member from the UK. If I remember rightly you can't use Disney financing if buying direct unless your actually in Florida to sign for it.

If you get in touch with DVC member services they will send you out all the brochures and details, this gives you a chance to familiarize yourself with all of it. Bear in mind that they will only try to sell you the resorts they are currently marketing- which I think are Animal Kingdom Villas and Grand Floridian Villas. If another resort is what you want they normally have them available to sell but will really push the other 2 resorts.

Also as another thing to consider have a look into the resale market, you can get the same amount of points for half the money doing resale over direct. Something we learn't the hard way! Although we are very happy with our purchase so in the end thats all that matters.

erionm 01-10-2014 03:45 PM

Yes, but due to local timeshare laws you may have to purchase while at a DVC sales center or purchase resale.

Minniesgal 01-10-2014 03:47 PM

You can purchase from home in the UK as long as you pay cash

owestyo 01-10-2014 03:55 PM

Cheers all :)

disneynutz 01-10-2014 04:31 PM

Not mentioned yet but the laws for the developer, Disney DVD direct sales are different then the laws for buying a resale contract through a broker.

If you scan through the DVC threads here on the DIS you will find posts from others in the UK.

:earsboy: Bill

LisaS 01-11-2014 11:46 AM

In addition to this forum, you might want to check out the UK DVC Discussion forum here on the DIS.

MoreTravels 01-11-2014 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by owestyo (Post 50444058)
Can you become a member from the UK?

Please make sure you understand that you automatically lose 10% of your DVC resale value at resale due to FIRPTA law. You may recover that tax if you choose to file an American tax return with IRS even though you are from UK. Most dealers will not warn you so your $80 per point needs to be sold at $100 to just break even due to this tax and commission.

zavandor 01-12-2014 04:52 PM

And you can purchase resale too from the UK. It saves loads of money and you loose very little.

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