Safely Shipping Your Car from the US to Europe with an Overseas Transporter
Shipping a car to Europe is usually sensible, especially if language barriers present a problem. Taking public transit in a foreign country can be extremely intimidating. Having your own vehicle is obviously more beneficial.
It allows you to drive anywhere you desire at any given time. However, auto transport to the European country will prove to be difficult without the assistance of a professional international transport company.
Always find a reputable transport company nearby your home in the U.S. for shipping services. A dependable transporter will be with you every step of the way. Nonetheless, contacting the Embassy of Europe for the current auto import regulations will be the vehicle owner’s responsibility.
Some of the Documents Required for Import into Europe.
- Current title and registration.
- Proof of purchase or commercial invoice.
- A copy of import approval or Customs receipt.
- License and passport.
- Proof of paid duties associated with vehicle import.
Within the first four months of the automobile arriving in the country, it must be registered. There are several government facilities where this can be rightfully cared for. Other than the proper documentation needed for Customs and the registration of the vehicle, most of the European countries are easygoing when it comes to their auto import policies and taxes. U.S. citizens frequently have their own vehicles shipped whenever residency or extended stays are planned.
Ship your car to Europe with professionals. You will be happy you did. Just makes sure that you give yourself plenty of time to prepare for the vehicle’s overseas transport.
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.