The largest city in Belize, Belize City was the former capital of the country when it was known as British Honduras. The city is situated on the banks of the Haulover Creek which flows into the Belize River, nearly five miles from the Caribbean Sea. Belize City is the largest port apart from being the industrial, financial and commercial center, apart from being a tourist destination for cruises.
This is one of the reasons that the scope of employment in high here. There are many people that work and stay in Belize on temporary or permanent basis, moving from US. However, with poor and unreliable means of public transportation, it is best to import your vehicle for ease of commute.
To start with, it is essential that you work with a trusted and reliable international shipping service that is not only affordable but is actively involved in ensuring that the vehicle is delivered in Belize at the earliest. A1 Auto Transport service is counted among the trusted shipping service at the Belize port and we can help you make the right decisions about shipping methods.
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To establish your identity as the owner of the vehicle, it is important to have your International Driving License and passport. Additionally, there are other documents that will need to be verified at the U.S port and at Belize City. These include:
- Bill of sale of the vehicle.
- Original title deed.
- Documents pertaining to vehicle details- Make, engine and chassis numbers, license plate, model.
- VIN or vehicle identification number.
Time to ship.
If you are looking to check the shipping time, you can talk with A1 Auto Transport service, as they have extensive experience of transporting vehicles to Belize and other Caribbean countries. Generally the whole process of transporting the vehicle from U.S to Belize City will take about 10-15 days, before you can claim the vehicle there.
The cost of shipping is calculated on the basis of different factors including the fee charged by the shipping service, insurance of the vehicle, method of shipping that you choose and whether you need the ‘door-to-door- service. You can buy insurance if the car is a vintage or a luxury vehicle even though mishaps during transit are rare. Additionally, if you select the RORO service, the size and dimensions of the car will affect the price of shipping. Apart from that there are custom duties and levies that are applicable by the Belize Customs and Excise Department.
There are different methods of shipping your vehicle and you can discuss it with the shipping service. However, the basic methods include RORO and container shipping. It is best to choose container shipping if you have an expensive vehicle that you are shipping or have other household goods that need to be transported to Belize City. If you are only shipping a standard car, Roll-on/Roll-Off works as it is cheaper than container shipping as you only have to pay for space occupied by your car. The car is driven on and off the ship and that is why it is mandatory to keep ¼ tank of fuel. Other than that no personal items, flammable substances including air conditioning gas are not allowed on board. To get more details on the import of vehicles to Belize City, contact the Embassy of Belize.
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