Import your Vehicle Into USA From Saudi Arabia
Shipping vehicles from Saudi Arabia to the United States can seem like a scary thing to do when relocating back to the US or buying a car from the county. The country which is a hub for many professionals and business owners has a number of regulations that must be adhered to for exportation to be possible. If this is your first time trying to import vehicle into USA from Saudi Arabia you will need all the help you can get. Here are some of the things to note, if you are to have an easy time with the entire shipping process.
Cost & Time Examples for Import a Car from Saudi Arabia
|Saudi Arabia to (New York port) to New York, NY||$2300||$275||30+5 days|
|Saudi Arabia to (California port) to Los Angeles||$3300||$350||48+5 days|
|Saudi Arabia to (New York port) to Boston, MA||$2300||$400||30+5 days|
|Saudi Arabia to (California port) to Portland, OR||$3300||$475||48+6 days|
|Saudi Arabia to (California port) to Phoenix, AZ||$3300||$550||48+6 days|
|Saudi Arabia to (New York port) to Detroit, MI||$2300||$575||30+6 days|
|Saudi Arabia to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA||$2300||$700||30+6 days|
|Saudi Arabia to (California port) to Denver, CO||$3300||$775||48+7 days|
|Saudi Arabia to (New York port) to Memphis, TN||$2300||$800||30+6 days|
|Saudi Arabia to (California port) to Dallas, TX||$3300||$1,025||48+7 days|
- *Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
- *Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
- *Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
- *Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
- *Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.
Take time to understand Saudi export requirements
The middle eastern country has a transparent export system that makes import vehicle into USA from Saudi Arabia much easier. The system outlines the requirements that both locals and foreigners have to fulfill when shipping a car from the country. Most government websites that offer information on interaction between the two countries highlight on their import and export rules. Even so, vehicle owners can still have the process of getting their car over to America handled by shipping companies. These companies have a better understanding of the laws in the country and requirements for exportation.
Have correct vehicle documentation
When in Saudi Arabia and planning to export a car to the US, it is important to have all the documents needed for the export process to be successful. Most times, the customs authority will need your personal identification documents plus those that pertain to the car. Some of these documents include vehicle registration, Noc from Maror and copies of ID, license and passport. It is important to start preparing early and ensure that the documents are valid before presenting them. Fortunately, shipping companies which import vehicle into USA from Saudi Arabia also offer such information on their site, making it easier to put your documents together.
Research on reputable shipping companies
Companies that offer international auto transport shipping services from one country to another can make importation into the US much easier for vehicle owners. However, it is important to only work with those that have proven to deliver on their promise. To get the best shipping company, start by asking for referrals from friends or family that has had cars shipped in from other countries. You can also browse through websites of shipping companies and read through their reviews to help get a sense of the kind of work they have done for other customers. If possible, plan a visit to their offices to get a feel of the work they do and have any questions you have answered.
Consider the cost of shipping
The idea to import vehicle into USA from Saudi Arabia may look good at first glance but it might need to be thought out for it to be successful. The extensive distance between the two countries usually informs the amount of money that a vehicle owner will be charged for transporting it overseas. When engaging the services of a shipping company, try to balance between cost and quality of work to get the best out of the deal. If possible negotiate to lower the overall cost by doing the pick up on your own from the terminal to eliminate costs of delivery to your home or office. Even so, most shipping companies will offer you the best value for your money regardless of your shipping needs.
Choose a vehicle delivery option
When your car arrives in the USA from Saudi Arabia, it can either be transported to the terminal of the shipping company or dropped off at your door. If you are considering cost as a factor in choosing a delivery option, you should go for the terminal drop off which is cheaper but you have to plan on the pickup of the car on your own. It is also ideal for regular vehicles that are not considered high value in the auto industry as the possibilities of getting damaged are high. Alternatively, door to door deliveries is ideal for those looking for convenience and are importing luxury cars as the vehicle will be delivered to their preferred location in America.
Generally, importing vehicles from Saudi Arabia to the US needs to be handled by shipping companies that have the skill and experience to get the car to you in one piece. If you are having a hard time finding a shipping company that meets your needs, reach out to us for the best international auto transport services.
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.