Importing a vehicle into any country presents many obstacles, but if you hire reputable and experienced professionals to ship the vehicle for you, a safe delivery can be expected.
Shipping a car to Jamaica from the United States isn’t as difficult for the experts as it would be for an inexperienced individual. As an authentic overseas auto transporter, they’ll have the latest shipping equipment and foreign import policy information to help you ship your car to Jamaica without concern.
The preparation of the car might be the most difficult part of the shipping process for the customer. After you scheduled your car’s transport to the islands, begin preparing accordingly. Call the Embassy of Jamaica to learn about the current auto import policy in place. In order to earn Customs’ approval for auto importation, you must comply with the country’s rules and regulations.
Jamaica’s Car Import Regulations and Documentation.
Even though foreign import laws can change whenever necessary, Jamaica doesn’t alter their policy too often. There are specific forms and certificates to prepare before a transport can even carry out. Your auto transport specialists will assist you with this process, as they are very familiar with foreign import policies.
- License and Passport.
- Import License.
- Bill of Sight.
- Tax Compliance.
- Import Entry Form (C87).
- Proof of Insurance.
- Vehicle Title and Registration.
- Bill of Lading.
- Purchase Invoice.
The vehicle must meet the country’s vehicle standards. Jamaica has different standards set for the wide variety of vehicle types. For instance, private vehicles must be 5 years old or younger to be permitted into the country. If this presents a problem, consult with your transport specialists. They may be aware of loopholes or other ways to gain lawful entry into the country.
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.