Shipping a Car to France

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If you would like to know more about shipping a car from the USA to France, you will appreciate this in-depth guide. We will cover:

Shipping Car from USA to France

Because Ship Overseas, Inc. has been shipping cars back and forth between the USA and France for 40 years, you can rest assured we know a thing or two about the industry. Don’t worry about the process. It may seem daunting at first, but we will hold your hand throughout. We are here to answer all your questions regarding the shipping process to France, including Pricing, Documents, Departure and Arrival Ports.

To receive accurate pricing, we will need the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country (in this case France).

Pick Up

Most people pay us a bit extra to pick up their vehicle from their residence rather than getting it to the port themselves. When you get a quote to ship your car to France, you will see an optional charge for us to pick up your car for you and transport it to the shipping port. This option is easiest for you because you don’t have to incur the costs of gas and food, time off work, getting back home, and possibly spending a couple nights in hotels. Letting us do it for you will only cost you a couple hundred dollars extra and we’ll take the car to the nearest port in France.

Departure Shipping Ports

The departure shipping ports located throughout the United States that ship to France include:

  • Newark, NJ
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Newport News, VA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Brunswick, GA
  • Galveston, TX
  • Long Beach, CA

Remember, you can take the car to one of these ports or we can pick up your car for you at your doorstep and do it for you.

Arrival At Shipping Terminal in France

All shipping lines arrive in Le Havre, the port authority of the French city of Le Havre. The second-largest commercial port in France in tonnage, it’s also the country’s largest container port featuring three sets of terminals. This is where your designated person will pick up the car, bringing cash to pay in person for Tax or Duty. See the section below for Vehicle Import Tax & Duty.

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Abe Roman
08:40 18 Apr 22
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Kendra Gutierrez
21:10 13 Apr 22
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Heather :3
14:24 12 Apr 22
Very reliable agents. Thanks for being there for us!
Great and fast service. I ship my car from Baltimore to Wiesbaden Germany only took 5 weeks and the process was fast and easy
Carlos Perez
Carlos Perez
00:18 19 Mar 22
Shipped my car from NC to Puerto Rico. They took care of the transport of my car from NC to the port in FL, and then on the ship from FL to PR. The staff was very responsive to all communications I sent, especially while my car was in transit. I always knew exactly where my vehicle was. Very kind and helpful staff, especially when I was just calling to inquire in the beginning. Will use them again if I ever need to ship my car back stateside.
Brittany Bates
Brittany Bates
01:51 18 Mar 22
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Humphrey Osazee Odeh
Humphrey Osazee Odeh
08:51 17 Mar 22
Very helpful, quick response to questions. Shipped my car to Costa Rica, no issues what so ever. I had shipped cars previously with other companies but Ship Overseas helped with the best solution which for my needs was RORO. I will definitely ship with them again, thanks again SHIP Overseas..
Robert Murillo
Robert Murillo
00:03 17 Mar 22
Super business partner, fast and correct shipment of my car.ThanksDany
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dany lambrecht
19:14 16 Mar 22
Shipped my vehicle from Newark, NJ to Southampton, United Kingdom safely and quickly. All the complicated paperwork was laid out clearly for me to figure out the process. I was able to drive my own car in England a few weeks after dropping it off in the US. Would recommend!
Cai Ytsma
Cai Ytsma
14:11 16 Mar 22
Very good service. I was shipping for the first time and they helped me with everything that needed to be done.
Luka Bradesko
Luka Bradesko
06:53 16 Mar 22
Thank you for shipping my car
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hareb alkuwaiti
04:34 16 Mar 22
We shipped our car to Uganda from California and the services were exceptionally good 👍, regular feedback and updates were excellent and provided a peace of mind.
Fred Kizito
Fred Kizito
01:34 16 Mar 22
I used Ship Overseas back in 2019 to ship my 2008 Harley Softtail from Galveston Texas to Belgium. I forget exactly how long it took, perhaps in the two month range. However, the bike did eventually arrive and was completely ready for me at pickup. They even handled all the import paperwork etc. My only complaint would be that somehow the bike had accumulated almost 100 extra miles on it from when I dropped in off, and picking it up. Perhaps they needed to run it around the boat a few 1000 times. Also, there were a couple of parts missing from my saddle bags. Lesson: NEVER leave anything that can't be bolted to the object you are shipping. Otherwise, great service and a very good shipping experience.
Vincent Parrilla
Vincent Parrilla
22:41 15 Mar 22
Shipped my car from the Netherlands to the US(via Belgium), everything went smoothly. The whole thing was relatively painless.
Daniel Snow
Daniel Snow
22:12 15 Mar 22
Everything was ok. Thanks!
Carlos Paz Salinas
Carlos Paz Salinas
20:24 15 Mar 22
ShipOverseas was a great partner in shipping a Chevy Bolt EV to Helsinki Finland. The representatives provided easily understood descriptions of the roll on-roll off process, required paperwork, payments, etc. We drove the car onto the Galveston, TX dock with an accompanying guide. It was 100% smoothly accomplished. The car was transferred in Germany without problems (it is an electric vehicle with some unique starting characteristics) and offloaded near Helsinki, Finland. The photo shows incredibly clean conditions at the destination despite weeks at sea. I can highly recommend ShipOverseas for safe, economical, and successful vehicle shipping.
Leora Evans
Leora Evans
20:05 15 Mar 22
Our company, Jackson Creek Mfg., Inc. has used Ship Overseas, Inc. numerous times to ship vehicles overseas and have always received excellent service. Great company to work with!
Warren Brown
Warren Brown
20:00 15 Mar 22
Used to ship from NY to Germany. Process was easy and straightforward. Saved money versus buying a second vehicle overseas. Would use again.Good communication throughout. Thank you.
John Wlasniewski
John Wlasniewski
19:19 15 Mar 22
Vehicle was shipped without any issues, easy process.
Michal Durdina
Michal Durdina
19:16 15 Mar 22
They were efficient, transparent, and no nonsense. Planning to use them again for another shipment.
Johnny Yee
Johnny Yee
19:14 15 Mar 22
If you never had your car shipped before, I can tell you that it can be a very fearful, and stressful event, but I can vouch 1st hand that this agency took all the thought fear and stress away! We moved my XT-5 from DFW to overseas (Bahrain). We didn't have any issues, and it was relatively fast considering it's been shipped across the seas. I will 100% recommend this company to anyone and everyone. Hassle-free and delivers what was promised. I'll definitely be using them whenever we decide to return stateside!
Ehte Price
Ehte Price
19:08 15 Mar 22
i shipped an 89' Land Rover Defender from italy to the US without troubles, they took care of all docs and around 60 days later the car was at the port in VA. i'd definitely use them again in the future.
Magnum Opus Customs
Magnum Opus Customs
19:07 15 Mar 22
I shipped two cars from Savannah to Germany. Super easy process and the rates were better than anyone elses that i was getting for the same route. Would recommend them to anyone for their shipping needs. They helped along the way to get the documents needed and explained the process clearly so i knew exactly what needed to be done to have my cars on the boat that I needed them to be on. Pickup on the other side was easy as well with who shipoverseas was partnered with where my vehicles arrived. They were in contact with me often so i knew that the vehicles were on time and when to have everything ready. I will certainly be in touch again when it's time to return from my oversea travels. Thanks for the smooth process!
B Harch
B Harch
20:06 24 Feb 22
Timely service and my car arrived in the same condition I dropped it off in. Great job!
Johnnie V
Johnnie V
18:42 22 Feb 22
Myron took great care of me on shipping 2 vehicles to Germany. Accurate quotes and great communications.
Michael Birlin
Michael Birlin
11:42 22 Feb 22
It was an easy an quick process
Rudolf de Jong
Rudolf de Jong
09:19 22 Feb 22
Ship overseas helped me ship my car to senegal when some companies refused to do so in the heat of corona virus.thank you for your professionalism.
Kade Mady
Kade Mady
03:44 22 Feb 22
My car purchase and shipping to the Middle East was full of challenges and complications, however the one thing that was 100% smooth was the part handled by Miron from Ship Overseas. Great service and communication from beginning to end. Highly recommend.
William Elischer
William Elischer
03:35 22 Feb 22
This company and team were tremendously professional & also the least expensive company I found. I researched quite a few before settling on ShipOverseas. I’m glad I chose them, they were able to deliver my vehicle to my destination port in Korea when others said they could only deliver to one port in Korea and for less money. I will definitely use them again and recommend anyone shipping anyone to consult with ShipOverseas.com. Well done!
These guys are super, fair priced and very helpful.
Mike Crooks
Mike Crooks
00:28 22 Feb 22
I have used them few times and they on point great service and always answer all my request in timely manor.
Moe Awad
Moe Awad
14:09 21 Feb 22
Hello Tere! Last summer I sent my car to Estonia. I was scared little bit because it was my first time ( maybe even last!) to do this kind of thing. But it went very smoothly - unexpectedly . Most difficult thing was driving myself to the port, but I did it! I could order somebody from Ship Overseas, but it cost money. And paperwork was pretty normal. The same day, I left to the airport, I got phone call that they sent car title to my old address. Wow! I thought that this title goes directly to the Estonian port, but I was wrong. They sent this very important paper over to my son.It arrived on time when I was ready to show car documents to the toll office. Everything ended very well ! Thanks to Ship Overseas. And , by the way, sending my car to Estonia was much, much cheaper than other companies offered. I am thankful !!!
Lydia Kivi
Lydia Kivi
13:24 21 Feb 22
Ship Overseas did a great job. There's no reason to use anyone else.
Taylor Brown
Taylor Brown
13:22 18 Feb 22
Ship Overseas is a 6 star organization. They have answered all my shipping questions and provided rapid thorough service each and every time. Look no further, Your overseas shipper search is over.
VanniGio VanniGio
VanniGio VanniGio
08:20 18 Feb 22
Very trustworthy company, they were always available to resolve issues with the correspondant at destination, no surprises, my Boat arrived as promised
HSA
HSA
03:51 18 Feb 22
Overseas is the best definitelyNo complaints i received my suv without scratch no missing parts
Donald Boris
Donald Boris
00:59 18 Feb 22
First time I sent a vehicle with this company, and I will be using them to sent another one, they were very helpful.
Joash Escobar
Joash Escobar
00:14 18 Feb 22
Shipped several cars with this company to Nigeria.Exceptional service. Drawback is the vehicle hauling that wasn't reliable. Granted no fault of ship overseas.Ship Overseas is my go to shipper.
sylvanus monyem
sylvanus monyem
22:17 17 Feb 22
Great and reliable service. Thank you. Will always use your company.
Ricardo Quasu
Ricardo Quasu
18:59 17 Feb 22
Used this company 3 times for an overseas PCS. Would do it again if I had to.
Michael Mejias
Michael Mejias
18:33 17 Feb 22
Great service at a reasonable cost !!!
Ronald Robertson
Ronald Robertson
18:28 17 Feb 22
I have worked with this company for many years. We started shipping cars overseas in 2004. They are the BEST! They take a serious interest in making sure your car gets where it needs to go and will walk you through all the steps to make it a smooth move! We have shipped many cars to the UK and Germany as well as several to Bahrain, I cannot imagine using anyone else. Jack, Paul, Miron and April all made my job a lot easier for over 18 years
Joanie Devaney
Joanie Devaney
18:26 17 Feb 22
Shipped twice with them. No idea what I was doing, but they were helpful, always available to answer questions, and made it very easy.
J J
J J
18:14 17 Feb 22
It has been a great and exciting experience to have our car being shipped from New Mexico to Spain.
Fernando Meseguer
Fernando Meseguer
18:03 17 Feb 22
everything is fine, gladly again
Beat Thomas Straumann
Beat Thomas Straumann
15:27 11 Feb 22
Om my GOSH! Words can't express how grateful I am for the experience I had with Ship Overseas. Living and working overseas can be a challenge but when I called they knew exactly what to do. Other shipping companies gave a long list of the things I needed, the paperwork, questions, and the costs. Overseas got me situated in one phone call. It was fabulous!!
Vitania Quinland
Vitania Quinland
18:21 10 Feb 22
Ship Overseas has great rates and staff! After using them to ship my car to Germany I knew I would use them when returning to the US as well. I did get quotes both times from numerous companies but no one could beat Ship Overseas. Shipping is a breeze with them and their staff are great at getting back to you in a timely manner!
Hallie Quattlebaum
Hallie Quattlebaum
17:41 10 Feb 22
So far, I'm well pleased with the service I've received from Ship Overseas. Whenever I had a question, it was answered quickly and thoroughly. Thanks!
Christopher Meyer
Christopher Meyer
16:55 10 Feb 22
Everything went very smoothly with no problems!
John O'Donoghue
John O'Donoghue
15:28 10 Feb 22
They handled my car's transport 100% positive. It was not their fault that my radio was stolen somewhere along the path, port houston, Sirius leader, or port Limon, God only knows.
Tim Patterson
Tim Patterson
15:27 10 Feb 22
Excelente experiencia en todos los aspectos
Jorge Luis Lestani
Jorge Luis Lestani
15:09 10 Feb 22
I've used their service five times. I'm very satisfied. They are very reliable.
gigolok529
gigolok529
14:49 10 Feb 22
Shipped my vehicle to Germany. Excellent service and a low cost to ship my Acura. Zero issues!
Jose O
Jose O
09:04 25 Aug 21
The communication was fantastic. I shipped my sons car to Germany and they made the process incredibly easy. I was told exactly where to drop the car off. How I could track its progress and they even helped arrange for delivery on the Germany side. If I ever have to ship a car again I would definitely use them.
Brian Payne
Brian Payne
16:15 29 Jul 21
I had a great experience with this company. I was insane enough to buy a car in Spain, sight unseen, in the middle of a pandemic. Paul and the team made the shipping part of the equation as easy as if had been shipped from a few towns away. Excellent communication, very professional work. Will definitely use again.
Ike Chiladze
Ike Chiladze
18:57 16 Jun 21
Outstanding service! Ricardo was so helpful with the whole process. Will definitely use ship overseas for shipping future vehicles.
tarek mikulak
tarek mikulak
18:34 08 Jun 21
Very smooth and easy transaction for shipping the car to France. Great price. Recommend this company to arrange shipment. Would use them again. Car was damaged during transport and they contacted the new owner in France when I informed them of damage. Great support so far.
Murray Walker
Murray Walker
01:39 03 Jun 21
Two years ago I used ShipOverseas to ship a vehicle to Cameroon by Ro-Ro and very recently to Ghana by container. The staff, especially Gary and Jack, in both occasions were very responsive and professional. Shipment to Ghana was unduly delayed but that was beyond their control - ports were congested because of the COVID-19 pandemic - so I don’t hold anything against them especially that they kept me updated. I will not hesitate recommending them to prospective clients.
Augustine Langyintuo
Augustine Langyintuo
04:11 02 Jun 21
Excellent customer service!! two years ago I sent with them a cargo van to Nigeria yesterday sent a car , easy transaction, clear instructions , great company , the best I ever seen, will be back soon and recommend to all my friends, Miron and Kendra are very kind.
5 stars for service, expertise and friendliness! Paul was extremely great to work with. Overall a very positive experience!! I would always recommend and transport my car with Ship Overseas again!Sabine
Sabine Dworak-de Vries
Sabine Dworak-de Vries
02:53 26 Feb 21
They take care of you and answer any questions you have. The staff was friendly and guided me through the crazy process of moving my cars overseas.
Francisco Solis
Francisco Solis
08:16 25 Feb 21
Excellent service.
Mohsen Vahedi
Mohsen Vahedi
14:50 24 Feb 21
Great service, no problems shipping car from Tacoma WA to the UK, would use again
Lian Walton
Lian Walton
10:09 24 Feb 21
I used Ship Overseas Inc. to ship my vehicle from Texas to Costa Rica. It was the 1st time I had every shipped a vehicle overseas. Ship Overseas guided me through the process and were extremely professional and so very helpful. I will use them again and have the utmost trust and confidence in them. My vehicle arrived in Costa Rica in fine shape.
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
01:32 24 Feb 21
Miron was great. The trucking company that picked up my truck was also great. Thanks for the great work.
Dan E
Dan E
00:14 24 Feb 21
Excellent service! Very professional Extremely helpful! I recommend to all my friends! Thank you very much keep the great work!
Margaret Vassilev
Margaret Vassilev
23:19 23 Feb 21
Great service at reasonable price.
papo vale
papo vale
23:13 23 Feb 21
I have been shipping multiple cars every month to Africa with ship Overseas and I haven’t thought about switching since then, I have always been satisfied with their professionalism. I’ll recommend them anytime anyday.
Tochy Edeh
Tochy Edeh
17:47 22 Jun 20
I've been using Ship Overseas for well over 12 years.Everything is professional and on time. We've had some vehicles that had to be picked up in semi remote locations and there has never been any problems.I recommend Ship Overseas to anyone that need vehicles shipped here to Qatar
Terry Robinson
Terry Robinson
19:55 19 Jun 20
great experience !! professional support all the way from usa to uaethank you so much
Maiky Reiter
Maiky Reiter
07:46 29 May 20
My car was shipped on time and arrived in the same condition that it left. I can not thank the team at shipoverseas enough! They made the whole process seamless. I was initially worried about shipping my car, but this company is the best. Shipping to Germany was an absolute breeze.
Jenna Friedman
Jenna Friedman
20:14 29 Jan 20
This was my first time ever shipping a vehicle and I was nervous because I'm stationed overseas and I brought the car from a dealer on the states. But with this company it seemed so easy and the rates were lower than any other company I got a quote from. My car was shipped on the 29th ig may I picked it up on 18 June. It traveled from GA to Belgium. I will be using them again to ship my car back to the states upon my departure.
Christian Hicks
Christian Hicks
05:30 19 Jun 18
Paul and Gary could not have been more professional and helpful. Paul was always super informative, gave me great advice and always replied to my emails by days end. Gary got all my Customs, EPA, and DOT paperwork in order and sent them as soon as he got them. I also got quotes from other shipping companies that typically were 30%-50% higher. Thank you
Hossein
Hossein
19:50 11 Jun 18
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Cost to Ship a Car to France

So, how much will it cost you to ship a car to France? It’s more affordable than you first assumed.

The cost to ship a car to France start at $1055 from Baltimore, MD.

The cost to ship a car to France will also depend on these factors:

  • You will pay more if you want us to pick up your car at your house.
  • Compact cars are more affordable to ship vs. large SUVs.
  • You will save money if you personally drop off the car and meet us at the departure shipping port (remember, you’ll have to make travel arrangements for getting back home).
  • If you’re shipping from the East Coast USA, it’s cheaper than shipping from the West Coast.

Departure & Arrival Ports, Starting Costs, & How Long Shipping Takes

The Estimated Time in Transit only includes the time from when your car arrives at the shipping terminal; it does not include the transit time from when the trucker picks up your car. In general, it takes five weeks to get a car from East Coast and West Coast USA to the French port.

The base cost to ship a car from USA to France is as follows:

  • $1190 Newark, NJ
  • $1055 from Baltimore, MD
  • $1195 from Newport News, VA
  • $1670 from Tacoma, WA
  • $1670 from Long Beach, CA

The final price tag to you will depend on the year/make/model of your car, the departure shipping port, and whether you need us to pick up your car or you decide to drop it off yourself.

Vehicle Import Tax & Duty & Destination Handling Charge

To ship a car from the USA to France, it will cost you 20% Import Tax and 9% VAT (Value Added Tax). Please contact us so we can give you our Clearing Agent’s information. There is a destination handling charge of approximately $300.

If you are in USA, contact the French Embassy by phone if you need the latest information.

French Embassy

4101 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 944-6000

Please note, Ship Overseas does NOT collect the import duty. It must be paid at the time the car is being picked up.

US Military

We are authorized shippers for the US military to France. Usually, you can expect the payment for the shipment of your car to France to be covered by the military. If you are shipping a second car (such as when your spouse also wants to ship their car at the same time), you will be responsible for paying for the shipment.

POV Transfer Requirements for Military

  • The car must have four wheels or more, with exceptions for mopeds and motorcycles.
  • The car must be owned or being leased by a member of the military or a dependent
  • The car must be self-propelled and legal on public highways
  • If the car is leased, written consent for transport must be included from the third party

Travelers (Temporary Imports)

Anyone traveling to the EU will be able to bring their car for up to six months, which qualifies as a temporary import. Leave a deposit for the temporary import upon arrival, due upfront. It will be refunded when you leave.

Relocating

If you are an EU citizen and have lived outside the EU for 6 months, you can bring your car back without having to pay import fees.

New/Used Car Purchase

If the car is owned for less than 1 year and if the final destination is an EU member country, you will pay 20% Import Tax; 9% VAT (Value Added Tax). Salvage titles are accepted and there are no limits on vehicle age.

Classic Car Purchase

Duty for importing classic cars is 7%, while duty for all other cars is 20%.

Storage Fees

Sometimes you can’t arrange for pickup at the same time the car arrives at port. In this case, the Le Havre port will charge you storage fees. Contact us for the latest storage fee amounts.

Optional Marine Insurance

It’s wise to buy the optional marine insurance. We offer full coverage Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage, which lasts from the time your car is loaded onto the ship until you take possession. The cost is 1.75% of the value you want the car insured for. We recommend this option if you cannot afford out of pocket cash for repairs or losses, which can be high. However, rest assured, we have never lost a vehicle unless in hurricane conditions, and that is rare. Note, hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30. Please learn more about Marine Insurance here.

Shipping Car to France Military, Government Contractors

The only ones who can ship a car overseas and still carry a lien on the car are members of the US Military and Government employees (or contractors). You will need authorization from the lender, and that will be needed to pass US Customs. If not, the car could be considered stolen.

US Military and Dependants

At the French port, you will be asked to pay a destination offloading fee of $300 for sedans and SUVs. These prices are subject to change. To get a release of your vehicle, visit the Officer at your Base in charge of Transport. They will give you a document to complete for Military Tags, which will allow you to drive to your base. You will then have to provide proper identification.

Want your vehicle delivered to your Base? Simply request delivery service from us, and we will arrange the forwarding for you at an extra fee.

Government Contractors

Government contractors follow a similar procedure as US military active-duty personnel.

Documents Required to Ship Car to France

If you want to ship a car to France, you’ll need to gather the Original Title and Valid Identification.

US Military

A1. If there is a Lien recorded on the vehicle, and you are in the Military, Government, or State service, the Lien Holder must provide permission to export the vehicle, in the form of an Original Letter from the Lienholder. You will also need three certified copies of the Certificate of Title and will have to present your Military orders or a letter from the Government or State authority. Bring a copy of the Title Record History obtainable from the Department of Motor Vehicles in the State in which the vehicle is registered.

EU Citizens

A2. You must provide Everything in (A) The original Certificate of Title of Ownership of the vehicle without a Lien recorded on the Title.

Non-EU Citizens

A3. You will need the following:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Power of Attorney Form for international residents.

Vehicle Registration in France

Get your International Driver’s License from the AAA Automobile Association in your area. Your American Driver’s License will cover this throughout Europe. Are you a tourist or temporary resident? You may drive with your American license plates in a foreign country until your registration expires for that year.

  • No Sales Tax is payable to the Seller and proof of export will be given to the Seller if requested.
  • If the vehicle is used or pre-owned, the existing Certificate of Title can be endorsed by the seller to the new owner.
  • You will need to provide a Bill of Sale.
  • Depending on which Port the vehicle sails from, you may need a Bill of Sale or a Notarized Bill of Sale.
  • When you buy a new vehicle, you will need an original Certificate of Origin from the Dealership that sold you the vehicle so it can get through Customs Clearance.

Vehicle Registration For Military & Government Contractors

This will be taken care of at the military base. Be sure to speak with your Officer in Charge. You will also get your military tags for your base.

Vehicle Registration For EU Citizens

Now that your car has passed French Customs, it should meet all safety standards. Take your car to the local DMV, bringing your:

  • French Customs Clearance information
  • Proof of residency
  • Bill of Sale
  • Original license plates

Note, Ship Overseas Inc. does not provide any guidance from this step on.

Shipping Methods

RoRo (Roll On Roll Off)

RoRo shipping is available from these ports:

  • Jacksonville, FL (RoRo Only);
  • Newark, NJ;
  • Baltimore, MD;
  • Newport News, VA;
  • Charleston, SC;
  • Brunswick, GA;
  • Galveston, TX;
  • Long Beach, CA.

This type of shipping is for anything with tires that can Roll On and Off the ship. These ships are made specifically for vehicles such as cars and motorcycles, as well as motorhomes, campers, trailers, buses, construction vehicles, and boats. Most people use RoRo when shipping one vehicle. The inside of a RoRo ship resembles a big parking garage.

Your car has to be able to make it up and down the ramp without assistance. Once loaded on the RoRo vessel, each vehicle is tied down securely in a designated spot.

Highly efficient and cost-effective, this method provides reliable departure and arrival dates, almost like an airline flight schedule.

RoRo shipping is also the preferred shipping method for new car manufacturers who wish to ship their products. All vehicles are tied to the deck and are not exposed to the ocean. You get peace of mind and additional protection against external elements.

Payment Methods / Options

You only have to come up with payment once your vehicle is at the departure shipping port.

Wire Transfer or Cashier’s Check

This is the most common method of paying for your shipment if you are not in the USA. We will send you our bank information once your order has been placed.

Wire Transfer or Cashier’s Check

This is the most common method of paying for your shipment if you are not in the USA. We will send you our bank information once your order has been placed.

Credit Card & Zelle

If you are paying with Zelle, you don’t have to pay service fees (bank-to-bank transfer).

For credit card payments, you will be charged a 3% service fee.

Canceling Your Order

Need to cancel your order? Email us as soon as possible. Payment will be refunded via the same payment method you chose, less a $300 cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot have more than a ¼ tank of gas.
  • Destination handling charge is approximately $300.
  • If the final destination is an EU member country, you also pay 20% Import Tax; 9% VAT (Value Added Tax) if the car is owned for less than 1 year.
  • If in transit through an EU country, leave a deposit of 30% of the value of the car which is refunded after the car is registered at the final destination country.
  • There must be a clear Title of Ownership with no Liens on the Title.
  • If the vehicle has been sold, then both the Seller and Buyer have to sign the back of the Title in the spaces as outlined on the back of the Title.
  • If you bought the car new, your name must be listed as the registered owner on the front of the Title.

USA Customs Clearance

Ship Overseas, Inc. will clear US Customs for you. While sometimes US Customs agents will look in your trunk, they usually just look through the car’s window and that’s that.

Preparing Your Car for Shipment to France

Here are some helpful tips for prepping your car for shipment.

  • Check for leaks in the undercarriage, as the car shipping company may refuse service if one is detected. Get it repaired before transporting it.
  • Check tire pressure, as under-inflated or over-inflated tires are just as risky in transport as they are on the road. You can increase the risk of damage to the tire during loading and unloading.
  • Disable the alarm so truck drivers don’t have to hassle with the disturbance.
  • Because your vehicle is being transported, not driven, you don’t have to fill up prior to loading. In addition, having a full tank of gasoline makes your car heavier, which adds risk to the shipment. Leave as little fuel in the tank as possible.
  • Lock the car – Once your vehicle is loaded onto the auto transport truck, there’s no reason for it to be opened until the time of delivery.
  • Remove custom accessories so they don’t break off in transit due to their odd size.

Who Can Pick Up The Vehicle in France

You can choose anyone to pick up the vehicle at the destination port. Tell us of their name and contact info a few days prior to the sailing date so that they are listed as the Receiver or Consignee in plenty of time. They will have to provide proof of identification with a picture ID, offering the Title of Ownership and a letter of permission to pick up the vehicle. If you notify us of any changes after your cargo has been loaded on the vessel, you will be charged by the shipping line.

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