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What are the requirements to ship my car internationally?

How do I ship my vehicle to another country? What are the requirements to ship a car internationally?



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International Shipping Requirements

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International Vehicle Shipping

International Vehicle Shipping can vary by location, there are a lot of key factors to take into consideration when shipping your Vehicle abroad:

Documenation Requirements:

  • Bill of Sale / Title / Letter of Auth / Military Orders (Generally notorized from your finance company, and can be used in Title's absense)
  • Power of Attorney - Authorizing Shipping line to export your vehicle on a vessel on their behalf
  • Letter of Intent - Who to contact, and whom to send Original Documenation to once the shipping has been complete, to enable you to collect your Vehicle, and show Proof of Ownership.
  • Photo ID - You (or some other designated person) will need Identification to pick up the car. **If you have a US passport, you will aslo need an EIN number**

Preparing Your Vehicle:

  • The gas tank is less than a 1/4 tank full
  • No Personal Belongings - Personal belongings are removed
  • Your vehicle/s is in operating condition, with a working emergency brake, and is licensed or qualified to be licensed for operation on public streets or highways - The vehicle is washed
  • There are no cracks in windshields or other windows
  • You remove fire extinguishers
  • Propane tanks are empty

Things to Keep in Mind When Shipping:

  • Age of Vehicle - Some countries have restrictions on the age of the Vehicle being imported into their Country - Contact Customs Clearing Agent in receiving Country to confirm your Vehicle meets age requirements before shipping.
  • Import Taxes - 99% of Vehicles being Exported outside of the United States will incurre charges when Vehicles reach Destination, and you should Contact a Customs Clearing Agent in receiving Country to get an estimate on import taxes. Generally this is calculated based on a percentage of the Vehicles overall Value.

Shipping Method:

  • Ro/Ro: Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.
  • Container: A shipping container, sometimes called an intermodal container, is a large, rectangular steel box that is used in the cargo transport industry. The term “intermodal” refers to the fact that the shipping containers can be moved from one type of transport to another: they can be moved by ship, rail, truck, or plane.

Please Note: Transit times may vary based on loction and Customs Requirements.



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Shipping a car overseas

Step 1: Do Your Research

Step 2: Request Quotes and Compare Them

Step 3: Determine Your Cost vs. Time Trade Off

Step 4: Choose Your Shipper and Gather All the Paperwork


Step 5: Vehicle Inspection and Condition


Before you sellect the shipping company that will be shipping your vehicle overseas, you need to find a shipping company that will pick it up form the pick up location to the port location.

Those comapnies are usually performing work only in the continental United States, to determine the right company, follow the steps above.






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Expedited shipping services does not ship internationally

We do not ship internationally



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International Shipping Requirements

After you have done your shopping and have found a quote that you are happy with, it is important and vital to your shipments success that you have done the following:


1) Document Prep: 

You will need to provide key information, including:

  • Personal identification. Two copies of government-issued identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  • Vehicle title. One copy is needed for booking, and the original must go along with the vehicle.
  • Proof of ownership/bill of sale or a certified letter of authorization from the lien holder. Recently purchased vehicles will require a bill of sale. If the vehicle is currently financed, we need a copy of the title and a copy of the lien authorization, both notarized by the lien holder. The finance company must physically mail this to you so that the notarization stamp is original; this document cannot be emailed or faxed. These documents must be available when the vehicle is picked up so that it can go with the vehicle.


2) Complete Required Paperwork: 

Consignee Form. This form will be provided by the shipper for you to fill out. Shipping information required includes name, address, and phone number for both the individual shipping the vehicle from the country of origin, as well as the consignee (person the vehicle is going to) at the country of destination. Vehicle information includes year, make, model, and estimated value.

Container List. If your vehicle is traveling in a container with other items, make a general list of everything included. We are not responsible for any of the items in the vehicle, but it is always best to provide your company with a list, which we will include in your booking information.

Return All Documents in a Timely Manner. A common delay in transport is when we don’t receive your required documents in a timely manner to complete your booking.


3) Get Vehicle to the Port of Origin: 

You can drop you vehicle at the port, or your broker can arrange for transportation of your vehicle to the port. This will be discussed in the initial call and your quote will reflect this.

Final Payment. The final invoice will be generated once your vehicle is picked up, or it arrives at the port of origin (if you are dropping it off). This final invoice must be paid before your vehicle has arrived at port of destination you will incur storage fees.

Dock Receipt. If you are dropping your vehicle off at the port you will need a dock receipt before arrival. This will be issued through your representative once your booking is completed. If we are transporting your vehicle to the port we will handle this.


4) Receive Vehicle at Destination: 

ou will be sent tracking information for the vessel transporting your vehicle, and you will receive notice prior to your vehicles arrival at the port. At that point you will be put in touch with a destination agent who your consignee will work with to receive your vehicle. Your consignee’s identification must match the consignee information that you provided. Your consignee will also need the Bill of Lading (BOL) to pick up the vehicle.

While there are a variety of steps involved and paperwork is required, the international shipping agents usually have extensive experience in making sure your car shipping goes smoothly. Expedited services may also be available for faster shipping.




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We donot offer international shipping.   We can offer suggestions on what port to ship to and companies who may be helpful in shipping overseas.



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Different conditions apply when you need to ship a car internationally.  Whether the vehicle is going from Canada to USA, or from USA to Dubai, we will be able to help you and ensure your transport meets all the regulatory requirements for shipment.

We have a unique dedicated team to dealing specifically with International Transportation.



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Shipping Vehicle(s) Internationally

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International Vehicle Shipping

International Vehicle Shipping can vary by location, there are a lot of key factors to take into consideration when shipping your Vehicle abroad:

Documenation Requirements:

  • Bill of Sale / Title / Letter of Auth / Military Orders (Generally notorized from your finance company, and can be used in Title's absense)
  • Power of Attorney - Authorizing Shipping line to export your vehicle on a vessel on their behalf
  • Letter of Intent - Who to contact, and whom to send Original Documenation to once the shipping has been complete, to enable you to collect your Vehicle, and show Proof of Ownership.
  • Photo ID - You (or some other designated person) will need Identification to pick up the car. **If you have a US passport, you will aslo need an EIN number**

Preparing Your Vehicle:

  • The gas tank is less than a 1/4 tank full
  • No Personal Belongings - Personal belongings are removed
  • Your vehicle/s is in operating condition, with a working emergency brake, and is licensed or qualified to be licensed for operation on public streets or highways - The vehicle is washed
  • There are no cracks in windshields or other windows
  • You remove fire extinguishers
  • Propane tanks are empty

Things to Keep in Mind When Shipping:

  • Age of Vehicle - Some countries have restrictions on the age of the Vehicle being imported into their Country - Contact Customs Clearing Agent in receiving Country to confirm your Vehicle meets age requirements before shipping.
  • Import Taxes - 99% of Vehicles being Exported outside of the United States will incurre charges when Vehicles reach Destination, and you should Contact a Customs Clearing Agent in receiving Country to get an estimate on import taxes. Generally this is calculated based on a percentage of the Vehicles overall Value.

Shipping Method:

  • Ro/Ro: Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.
  • Container: A shipping container, sometimes called an intermodal container, is a large, rectangular steel box that is used in the cargo transport industry. The term “intermodal” refers to the fact that the shipping containers can be moved from one type of transport to another: they can be moved by ship, rail, truck, or plane.

Please Note: Transit times may vary based on loction and Customs Requirements.




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Shipping Vehicle(s) Internationally

Image title

International Vehicle Shipping

International Vehicle Shipping can vary by location, there are a lot of key factors to take into consideration when shipping your Vehicle abroad:

Documenation Requirements:

  • Bill of Sale / Title / Letter of Auth / Military Orders (Generally notorized from your finance company, and can be used in Title's absense)
  • Power of Attorney - Authorizing Shipping line to export your vehicle on a vessel on their behalf
  • Letter of Intent - Who to contact, and whom to send Original Documenation to once the shipping has been complete, to enable you to collect your Vehicle, and show Proof of Ownership.
  • Photo ID - You (or some other designated person) will need Identification to pick up the car. **If you have a US passport, you will aslo need an EIN number**

Preparing Your Vehicle:

  • The gas tank is less than a 1/4 tank full
  • No Personal Belongings - Personal belongings are removed
  • Your vehicle/s is in operating condition, with a working emergency brake, and is licensed or qualified to be licensed for operation on public streets or highways - The vehicle is washed
  • There are no cracks in windshields or other windows
  • You remove fire extinguishers
  • Propane tanks are empty

Things to Keep in Mind When Shipping:

  • Age of Vehicle - Some countries have restrictions on the age of the Vehicle being imported into their Country - Contact Customs Clearing Agent in receiving Country to confirm your Vehicle meets age requirements before shipping.
  • Import Taxes - 99% of Vehicles being Exported outside of the United States will incurre charges when Vehicles reach Destination, and you should Contact a Customs Clearing Agent in receiving Country to get an estimate on import taxes. Generally this is calculated based on a percentage of the Vehicles overall Value.

Shipping Method:

  • Ro/Ro: Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.
  • Container: A shipping container, sometimes called an intermodal container, is a large, rectangular steel box that is used in the cargo transport industry. The term “intermodal” refers to the fact that the shipping containers can be moved from one type of transport to another: they can be moved by ship, rail, truck, or plane.

Please Note: Transit times may vary based on loction and Customs Requirements.





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