Before Shipping a Car from the USA to the Dominican Republic, Choose Your Transporter Wisely

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Before Shipping a Car from the USA to the Dominican Republic, Choose Your Transporter Wisely

If you have the need to ship a car to the Dominican Republic, most international transporters offer reliable shipping services at reasonable rates. Having your own car available eliminates the need for public transportation which can save you a lot of money. Not only is it cost effective to ship an auto, but you will also be able to utilize your time more efficiently.

Services offered by professional transport specialists make it possible for you to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings in the most convenient way possible. Vehicles that meet the shipping requirements can only be released by customs as long as the owner can provide the proper proof and forms of documentation.

Normally, you will need to present a valid driver’s license, insurance proof, title and registration, and your passport. Customs regulations have been known to change periodically which is why you should stay updated on any changes that might occur by calling the Embassy of the Dominican Republic. Maintain all of your proof and any documentation on the details of your vehicle in a secure location until your vehicle is in your possession.


A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.


Types of Auto Transport Preferred.

  • Roll On/Roll Off: This type of shipping is the least expensive way to transport a vehicle. Once the car has been inspected, it will be driven onto the deck of the ship and secured for the duration of the trip. All vehicles must be drivable and meet the requirements the country may have in place. Additional fees may apply to certain vehicles.
  • Container Shipping: This is a more expensive type of overseas transportation because it allows shippers to transport other household goods with their car. Overseas shipping services recommend that valuable vehicles be transported inside of a container. To ensure that your vehicle stays dry during the voyage, you will want to purchase this option.
Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, Inc., including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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