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Ship Car To Bristol

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  1. Car Shipping Bristol
  2. Cost & Time Examples For Shipping A Car To Bristol
  3. Laws Pertaining To Auto Import
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Car Shipping Bristol

A city and county in United Kingdom, Bristol is located in Southern England. The city shares its borders Gloucestershire and Somerset counties. If you are moving here, there is a lot to consider. You may be in Bristol on work or intend to stay here on a long term basis, but commuting on public transport can be limiting.

That is why it is essential that you import your vehicle from USA as it is not a complex process. With no language barriers and seamlessly functioning laws, you only have to follow the procedures to import your vehicle here.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Bristol

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Bristol
$200$32005+34 days
Boston, MA to (New York port)
to Bristol
$400$24005+22 days
Bristol to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$32006+34 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Bristol
$550$32006+34 days
Bristol to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$24006+22 days
Bristol to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$24006+22 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Bristol
$775$32007+34 days
Bristol to (New York port)
to Memphis, TN
$800$24006+22 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Bristol
$925$24007+22 days
Bristol to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$32007+34 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

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*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.

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Laws pertaining to auto import.

It is important that the vehicle meets the eligibility criteria as enumerated in the two laws formulated in 1986 and 1989. These are:

Additionally, there are strict regulations pertaining to emissions and safety standards and you can know more about it in the Individual Vehicle Approval scheme. Though there are plenty of taxes and duties that have to be cleared, you are allowed to import a vehicle tax free, if you meet certain conditions. These include if you are moving to a city in United Kingdom permanently or are again importing a vehicle which was exported from UK a couple of years ago. Additionally, temporary imports which are for a period of less than six months do not require you to pay the taxes and VAT as the vehicle will go back.

But if you don’t qualify for these, then it is essential to pay all the duties and liabilities associated with the import. It is good to talk to A1 Auto Transport service to know more about the associated procedures and taxes. To start with, “Notification of Vehicle Arrivals” form has to be completed and submitted to the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). They have to be notified about new auto imports and keep a track of them. Based on the cost of the vehicle, insurance and the freight charges, the taxes and VAT is fixed. In case your vehicle is over 10 years old, then there are some restrictions. You will need to contact Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to get the details.

Additionally, you are required to submit a host of documents before the vehicle leaves the U.S port and enters the United Kingdom port. These are for verification and validation of the vehicle, and include:

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  • Title deed and registration.
  • Safety and emission certificates.
  • Bill of Lading.
  • Insurance documents.
  • Details on the vehicle- VIN, make, year, model, chassis number.
  • Passport and license of the vehicle owner.

In addition to submitting the documents, you will need to take into account the cost and way of shipping your vehicle. Most people who are just sending the vehicle prefer RORO as it is cheap and takes the same amount of time as container shipping. Thus, if you only have to import the vehicle, this is a good option. Your vehicle is driven on the ship, secured in the parking bay and then driven off at Port of Bristol. Another option is when you are moving you household things along with the vehicle. Then container shipping works out to be the best option.

Contact the Embassy of United Kingdom in USA to get further information about auto imports.

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