for exporters and importers
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  • How to Import a Classic Car from Europe to the USA

    It’s not uncommon for the Americans to crave a European classic car and wish to take it home with them […]

  • Before Classic Car Shipping: Tips for Transporting Your Classic Car to the Port

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  • RoRo, Shared Container and Exclusive Container Shipping: What’s the Difference?

    When shipping motor cars from the USA, vehicle owners are met with several shipping methods. The choice depends on how […]

  • A Perfect Example of Why You Need to Get Marine Insurance Before Shipping a Car!

    Shipping a car overseas is extremely safe, but accidents can and do happen, and you want to be prepared for […]

  • This is Why You Need to Get Marine Insurance Before Shipping a Car!

    Most car shopping processes go off without a hitch. Usually there’s nothing to worry about and you can assume your […]

  • 7 Questions to Ask Your International Car Shipping Company

    If you’re considering hiring an international car shipping company, you have to do your research in order to gain trust. […]

  • How to Prep Vehicles For Shipping

    Once you’ve received an affordable quote from Ship Overseas to get your car from one port to another, set up […]

Important info to Ship a Car Overseas:
  • No car can leave USA if it has a lien on it. What does this mean? Your car must be paid in full. The only people who can ship a car overseas and still carry a lien on the car are US Military and Government employees/contractors. For those people a letter of authorization from the lender will need to be issued to pass US Customs. Otherwise the car may be considered stolen.
  • A clear Title of Ownership with no Liens on the Title.
  • If you bought a car new, then your name must be listed on the front of the Title as the registered owner.
  • If the vehicle has been sold, then both the Seller and Buyer have to sign the back of the Title in the spaces as detailed on the back of the Title.
  • For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot have more than a ¼ tank of gas.
Travel & Living Abroad:
  • Most countries will allow a traveler to temporarily import their car for up to 6 months. After the 6 months is up, import duty will be charged. For many travelers going to Europe and taking their car, a deposit is paid up front. When the car goes back to it's destination country, the deposit is refunded. If a person has lived in USA for 1 or more years, most countries will allow that person to bring their car back duty free! The car must not have any liens on it. Please check with your Customs Department first.
Import Duty for Destination Country:
  • Import duty is NOT collected by Ship Overseas. It must be paid at the arrival port by whoever is picking up the car. We wrote a blog post about vehicle import duty here. It talks about how to find out import duty for your country.