Import Car From Spain To USA



Ship Overseas handles all vehicle imports from Spain into the USA, backed by affordable rates and a seamless step by step process.

So, if you are looking to import a car from Spain to the USA, look no further than our site so we can make the process go smoothly. It’s our hope that this page guides you in gaining the answers you seek to your questions. But as always, if you have more questions after reading through the information, give us a call.

Start off with a free quote on shipping a car from Spain to the USA. We will need the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, Destination Country (USA), and Destination Port. We will handle the rest.

What to Know When Shipping a Car to the USA From Spain

Your car must pass United States EPA & DOT standards so it can pass U.S. Customs. Motor vehicles less than 25 years old must comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) in order to be imported permanently into the United States.

Temporary auto imports into the USA are available for other vehicles for up to one year.  Non-residents can no longer import a private use vehicle into the USA for up to 1 year WITHOUT pre-approval from the EPA in advance of arrival. The vehicle must have less than ¼ tank of gas.

You will need this documentation and more, including:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Bill of Sale
  • Registration from country of origin
  • Proof of ownership
  • EPA Form 3520-1 showing emissions compliance
  • DOT Form HS-7 showing safety compliance
  • Manufacturers label on engine showing emission requirements have been met

Weekly sailings from ports in Spain to USA

Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from the ports of include Barcelona, Sagunto and Vigo in Spain to any U.S. seaport you choose. You will be responsible for getting the vehicle to the port in Spain for shipping to the USA. From there, Ship Overseas uses one of these two methods:

RoRo Shipping – RoRo ships, meant specifically for transporting wheeled cargo such as cars and motorcycles, entails vehicles being driven onto the ship of their own power (just like a big parking garage ramp).

Container Shipping – Your car is shipped inside a container, along with other cars, if you select shared shipping, or it can make the journey all by itself if you choose exclusive

Shuold I get Marine Insurance?

We strongly recommend you buy our offered optional marine insurance. We provide FULL COVERAGE Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage from the time your car is loaded onto the ship. The cost is 1.75% of the value you wish to insure the car for. 

If you couldn’t afford to pay for repairs, damage or loss on your own, it’s wise to purchase the insurance. That being said, chance of damage or loss is very slim, usually only a problem during hurricane season, lasting from June till November, when the seas are rougher. Learn more about Marine Insurance by clicking on the link below.

Now that you’re ready to ship a car from Spain to the USA, we welcome you to call us toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.

You can learn more about Marine Insurance here.