International auto transports require attention to detail and a vast knowledge of shipping procedures. For those unfamiliar with the process of overseas shipping, it can quickly become confusing and stressful.
Fortunately, it is nearly impossible to worry when you hire a qualified overseas transporter to oversee your vehicle’s shipping process. They will lend a hand throughout the entire transport so that shipping your car to Germany is less stressful.
When you schedule your vehicle’s transport, give yourself months to prepare for the actual departure day. With all of the regulations to address and prep work to complete, you will need some time to situate all that is required. If the regulations aren’t met and the appropriate proof isn’t provided, Customs will deny the vehicle access into the country.
Documentation Necessary for Vehicle Import to be Approved.
The policy for auto import into Germany is subject to change as needed. Regardless, you can always expect that certain documentation will be requested. These forms of proof are always required for international transport.
- License, Picture ID or Passport.
- Visa (if applicable).
- Proof of Paid Tariffs.
- Bill of Lading.
- Original Purchase Invoice.
- Vehicle Title and Registration.
- Proof of Passed Inspections.
- Release Order.
As long as you allow the overseas transport company to guide you and you comply with the country’s auto import policy, getting your vehicle into the country will remain a smooth process. However, it is absolutely imperative that you make contact with the Embassy of Germany for the present import regulations for car shipping.
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.