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The requirements for importing cars from the USA to Europe may vary from country to country, which is why it’s advisable to get familiar with the requirements set by the country you are importing the vehicle to. Let’s take a look at what is required to ship a car to Sweden.

Documents required at the customs

The documents you are required to present at the customs include:

– title of ownership with no liens on it
– certificate of registration
– bill of sale
– insurance from the US
– passport

If you possess all the above documents and fulfill the requirements stated below, you may qualify for duty-free import.

Customs duties and taxes

If you are not eligible for customs tax duty-free import, the VAT you will have to pay is 25%. You will also have to pay customs duties as specified on the official website of the Swedish Transportation Agency.

Other requirements specific for Sweden

When importing a car to Sweden, bear in mind that new vehicles are generally required to pay VAT. For a car to be considered new, it has to have no more than 3728 miles or be less than 6 months old.

Duty-free car shipping and import to Sweden

You may be eligible to import your car to Sweden from the USA duty-free, provided you meet the following requirements:

– that you are relocating to Sweden permanently, that is, declaring taking up permanent residence in Sweden
– that you have owned the car for more than 6 months before moving to Sweden
– that have been living outside the European Union for more than one year
– that your stay longer than the 3 months allowed for tourists has been authorized by the Sweden’s migration office
– that you have applied for a personal number at the local tax office
– that the car is intended for your personal use.

Other factor influencing the overall cost of import from the USA

To be able to import your car in Sweden, you have to transport it from the USA. One of the safest methods is car shipping. The cost will depend on the type of car shipping you chose. You can select either RoRo shipping or container shipping, depending on your budget, needs, and preferences.

RoRo shipping is suitable for vehicles that are in driving condition. The car owner can save on transportation to the port if they drive the car to the departure port and pick them up at the arrival port themselves. RoRo provides reliable departure and arrival dates, which facilitates timetable planning.

On the other hand, container shipping is excellent for shippers who wish to bring their personal belongings with them. In some cases, that even includes household furniture. The car doesn’t have to be in driving condition. The owner of the car can choose between two basic types of container shipping: shared and exclusive container.

Having doubts and questions about car shipping to Sweden? Need help with import requirements? Need transport services to and from the port? Ship Overseas can cater to all these needs, and more. Our company is a reputable brand that boasts 34 years of experience in the car shipping industry. We can help you bring your car from the USA to Sweden safely.