Happy New Year to all and welcome to those learning about shipoverseas.com. Over the past 34 years Ship Overseas Inc. has been dedicated to leading the industry in overseas vehicle shipping. Did you know that when we talk about overseas vehicle shipping that also included shipping RVs? Yes, that’s right, Ship Overseas Inc. can support you with shipping Motorhomes, Truck Campers, Toy Haulers, Bus Conversions, Travel Trailers, Truck Campers, Light Weights, and Popup Campers overseas. We have created the perfect overseas shipping partnerships to support RV shipping to a variety of desirable countries. Today, we want to start 2019 off right by sharing some important details about shipping you RV overseas.


First, it’s important to acknowledge that each country presents certain circumstances when it comes to shipping your RV overseas. When working with Ship Overseas Inc. to ship your RV we are here to help make this process as simple as possible. Below, you’ll find some overseas shipping hacks when it comes to importing your RV or shipping your RV overseas.


Travel & Living Abroad:

Most countries will allow a traveler to import their RV for a period of up to 6 months. After the 6 months is up, an import duty will be charged. For many travelers, especially those going to Europe and taking their RV, a duty deposit is paid up front. When the RV arrives back to its destination country, the duty deposit is then refunded. If a person has lived in USA for 1 or more years, most countries will allow that person to bring their RV back duty free! The RV cannot have any liens present. Our team suggest that you connect with the countries’ Customs Department first.


RoRo Shipping Method:

RoRo ships are vessels built for shipping wheeled cargo, more specifically – shipping RVs and motorhomes. The RV is driven on to the ship almost like it was a parking garage. The name Roll-on/Roll-off comes from the fact that RVs, and Motorhomes roll-on/roll-off the ramp, which is how they are driven on and off the ship.


This shipping method has proved highly efficient and extremely cost-effective. When compared to other shipping methods. There is an additional advantage, RoRo Ships provide reliable departure and arrival dates. These RoRo Ships’ departure and arrival schedules run almost like an airline flight schedule.

Ship Overseas Inc. provides a variety of shipping methods. Feel free to click here and explore other methods in addition to RoRo Shipping. https://www.shipoverseas.com/our-services/international-vehicle-serviceshtml


Glad that you had the opportunity to kick off the New Year with some overseas RV shipping knowledge. Shipoverseas.com is proud to be your resource for international vehicle shipping. With our 34 years of industry expertise you can trust that we deliver! Ready for an International shipping quote, visit our website and let our team serve you. https://www.shipoverseas.com/


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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.
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.
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.
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