Import Car From United Kingdom To USA

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HOW TO SHIP A CAR FROM U.K. TO USA

For a seamless car shipping process, rely on Ship Overseas, in business for more than 35 years, to ship your vehicle from UK to the USA.

We can make the process go as smoothly and pain-free as possible. We have experience with all vehicle imports from the UK into the USA, thanks to competitive industry rates and an easy step by step process. Ship Overseas offers weekly sailings from two ports in the UK to the USA so you can get your vehicle where it needs to be quickly and efficiently.


Start off with a free quote on shipping a car from UK 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 take of everything else.

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What to Know When Shipping a Car to U.K.

Your vehicle must pass CBP, EPA, and DOT checks. In particular, the car has to pass the safety, bumper and smog check as required by the U.S.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, plus you will have to follow requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On top of that, you must comply with the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Motor Vehicle Safety, Bumper and Theft Prevention Standards regarding vehicle imports into the USA.

NOTE: If the imported car wasn’t made in the USA, isn’t returning and is 25 years old or older, it can be registered in the USA. For vehicles that do not fulfill these criteria, it can be imported for one year onl

Weekly sailings from ports in the United Kingdom to USA

Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from the port of Southampton and Liverpool in the United Kingdom to any U.S. seaport you choose. You will be responsible for getting the vehicle to the port in United Kingdom 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

Should I get Marine Insurance?

It’s highly recommend you purchase the optional marine insurance. We offer 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. 

Damage and loss are both rare occurrences but may present a problem at times of rough seas, such as during hurricane season, lasting from June till November. Learn more about Marine Insurance by clicking on the link below.

If you are ready to get started on shipping a car from the UK to the USA, call us toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.

You can learn more about Marine Insurance here.