Moving to a new home is always stressful, but moving to another country, on a completely different continent no less, adds to the pressure.
If you’re thinking about moving from Canada to Germany, we can help you make a seamless transition when it comes to transporting your personal belongings and vehicle!
Keep reading this article to find out the details about shipping your items to Germany.
Why Should I Import My Car to Germany
While the cost of living in Germany is a bit cheaper than in Canada, the same cannot be said about the price of vehicles. Cars in Germany are expensive, especially if you want to buy a German car and were hoping to get a great deal while there. Moreover, German law generally doesn’t allow bargaining like in other countries, so what you see on that car sticker is what you pay for.
Plus, you must also consider that moving to Germany already presents with some additional costs that can add up:
- Buying plane tickets
- Finding accommodation and putting down the deposit
- Costs of living until you find a job, or until you receive your first paycheck.
As a result, shipping vehicles from Canada to Germany is actually the cheaper option, even if the sheer distance between the countries would seem to contradict it.
How Much Will It Cost to Ship My Car and Other Items?
Here’s what usually goes into calculating the international shipping rates:
- Time of year
- Shipping details (destination, route, means of transport)
- Cargo details (size and weight, types of items, etc.).
If you want to get an estimate of how much it would cost to ship your car and belongings from Canada to Germany, you can get in touch with us to ask for a free quote, or use the calculator on this page to get a cost projection.
What Do I Need to Do?
A-1 Auto Transport can help you put everything in order to ensure seamless shipping from Canada to Germany.
For personal items, you’ll need:
- Copy of your passport and visa and work permit
- A detailed inventory of what you are importing
- A signed declaration stating that the goods are your personal items and are not subject to any restrictions
- Other documents depending on your status (such as a statement from your employer)
For vehicles, you will need:
- Proof of ownership
- Car documents
- Driver’s license
- Owner passport
- Insurance papers
- A copy of the title
A-1 Auto Transport’s international moving team can help you gather all the necessary documents to ensure your items have 0 issues crossing the German borders. If you’re looking for a reputable company to help you move across the Atlantic, you are reading the right website.
Contact us now to find out more about how we can help you make the jump from Canada to Germany and get a free quote.
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.