Chiclayo, Peru is the city known for the heroism of its citizens as they fought for their independence as an individual city in the year 1835. It is also known as one of the friendliest cities within the boundaries of Peru. When you move to Chiclayo you will find an atmosphere of beautiful architecture intertwined with scenic beauty and lively tourist hot spots. Moving your car to the city should be a very simple process as long as you have a good international auto transporter to take care of the shipping for you. Once you hire an international shipper, you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that your car will be taken care of and will arrive as quickly as possible. The shipping agent will need you to give the company a bit of information before they can set the shipment up for you. Some of the information needed will be:
- Your Driver’s License
- Your Social Security Number
- Your Car Insurance Policy (or certificate)
- Your Car Title
- Power of Attorney (to allow transport)
The designated shipping agent will explain all of the details of international shipping to you and will make sure that you understand each step of the process as it is explained. You can choose from three types of transport when shipping your car overseas to Chiclayo. The first available type of shipping is RoRo. RoRo is a very popular way to ship a car overseas, especially when you only need to ship the car and nothing personal inside of it. Your agent will let you know what procedures you may need to do to prepare your car if choosing RoRo because you will need to have the car empty and will often need to remove accessories that are detachable from the exterior of the car before it is loaded onto the cargo ship. If you need to completely relocate with your car as well as your household goods, then you will probably want to use Container transport when shipping. You can easily load your household goods, as well as your car into a large container that will be loaded onto a cargo ship for transport. Another avenue that many enjoy using is Air Shipping. Flying your car overseas allows the fastest delivery to Chiclayo. You can also ship personal items when you use air shipping. When you meet with your international shipping agent they will be able to provide full specifics of each type of shipping available, what preparations you need to make prior to shipping, and regulations that have been set by Customs in the United States as well as in Chiclayo that you will need to know about.
What to Expect at the Customs Checkpoint
When your car arrives in Chiclayo you will need to be physically present as it is taken through the customs inspection. The customs official will need you to give them some paperwork that you should have already prepared prior to shipping the car overseas. Some of the paperwork they will need includes your passport, your shipping bill (BL), your social security number or taxpayer ID, car title and registration and your insurance documents showing that you have obtained insurance coverage for driving in Peru. If you have not yet obtained auto insurance for Peru, you will need to sign a statement showing that you do not yet have insurance. You will need to have your car inspected before it ships from the United States and must provide the customs official with the inspection certificate that shows the car emissions emit lower than 9% carbon monoxide. Customs laws in Peru state that imported cars cannot be more than five years old at the time of importation. Diesel managed cars cannot be imported. You will also be required to pay import duties and taxes upon importing the car to Chiclayo. New cars must pay 39% duties and used cars will pay 79% duties. The fees are based on the total of cost, insurance, and freight as well as the value of the car. If you have diplomat status and are returning to Peru, you can be exempted from paying the duty fees by applying for a Duty-Free Permit with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office prior to shipping the car to Chiclayo.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.
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