Anyone in the world in need of shipping services should contact an auto transport company with positive feedback. Try to schedule a shipping date months in advance.
They will help you get your vehicle to Jamaica which would seem impossible otherwise. They will hold your hand and even help you gather all of the documentation necessary for import approval.
Contact the Embassy of Jamaica for information on the latest auto import policy. This policy is always changing so call ahead of time and make sure you have plenty of time to comply with their import laws. About 2 months before the car is on its way to Jamaica, start preparing the proof for Customs.
The Proof to Collect for Customs.
Although the auto import policy can be altered at any time, Jamaica has some rules set that seem to remain unaltered. There are specific forms and certificates you will need to collect before a transport can even be made. Your auto transport professionals will usually assist you with this process, as they are very familiar with foreign import policies.
- License and Passport.
- Import License.
- Vehicle Title and Registration.
- Bill of Lading.
- Original Purchase Invoice.
- Bill of Sight.
- Tax Compliance.
- Import Entry Form.
- Proof of Insurance.
Aside from providing Customs with the necessary documents, the vehicle must meet their standards. Jamaica has different standards for various vehicle types and some of them are extremely hard to abide by. For instance, to ship a car to Jamaica it should be 5 years or younger. If meeting the regulations is too confusing or difficult, talk to your transport specialists.
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 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, 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.