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Dortmund is a large city North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany. It holds significant importance and is the cultural and commercial hub of the Ruhr region.

If you are moving here for further education, on a job or are a returning citizen, you will realize that having your own vehicle can be a pleasant requirement as hiring a car is extremely expensive. Not only will you be able to save time and money, traversing across the city, but language barriers will not be an issue.

It is comparatively easy to import your car to Dortmund from any state in USA. However, it is necessary to work with a professional international shipping company and that is where hiring A1 Auto Transport service is a sensible option. You can ship your vehicle from any of the major shipping port and pick RORO or container shipping option as an affordable method to import your vehicle to Germany.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Dortmund

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
Dortmund to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$23505+20 days
Dortmund to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$35505+33 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Dortmund
$450$35505+33 days
Dortmund to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$35506+33 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Dortmund
$550$35506+33 days
Dortmund to (New York port)
to Columbus, OH
$550$23505+20 days
Dortmund to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$23506+20 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Dortmund
$675$23506+20 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Dortmund
$925$23507+20 days
Dortmund to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$35507+33 days

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

*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.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Vehicle regulations in Germany.

It is important that the vehicle adheres to the required modifications as per the EU environment protection and emission laws. All imported vehicles have to pass the technical inspection by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) or the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany. If you have a U.S made vehicle, chances are high that you will need to get the tires, headlights, brakes and emissions modified before it can be cleared for import. Thus, it is best to know about the requirements from A1 Auto Transport service about the vehicle you intend shipping.

Costs and Clearances in Dortmund.

The German Customs Administration conducts a roadworthiness test before the vehicle is cleared for payment of import duties and related taxes. However, there are specific eligibility criteria that allow you to ship your vehicle to Dortmund on tax waivers. These are only applicable when the vehicle is free from any lien and is registered in your name in USA. Other criterion includes:

  • Plan on being a permanent resident of Germany/renounce U.S citizenship.
  • Lived away from European Union for minimum of 12 months.
  • Owned and used the vehicle for at least 180 days.
  • You agree to re-export the vehicle or sell it in Germany before going back to USA.

Other than that you are required to pay the taxes which are standard 10% of the import duty based on the valued price of the vehicle. There is additional 19% VAT or the Einfuhrumsatzsteuer (import turnover tax) which is applicable on the non-EU vehicles.

Registration of vehicle.

It is essential that you or an authorized representative takes the delivery of the vehicle as ports do not hold vehicles. You are required to get the local driving license and the vehicle registered with the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany within 6 months of importing it. If you intend being in Dortmund for no longer than one year you can get special permission to drive it with the U.S registration and license. However, a translated registration document and permit has to be attached with the relevant paperwork. The documents that have to submitted for registration of vehicle include:

  • Passport of the owner.
  • Official resident address proof.
  • Custom tax receipts and clearance documents.
  • Import permit for Germany.
  • S-Title deed/car registration documents.
  • German Federal Motor Vehicle Registry certificate.
  • Insurance proof.
  • Emission and roadworthiness certificates.

It is important to learn about the German traffic rules and speed limits. Although all roads are well-maintained and driving laws are followed stringently, it is good to adhere to all laws for safe travels.

The tow viable methods used by freights hipping to transport your vehicle to Germany include container shipping and RORO. You have the option of choosing any of these but ensure that you consider your budget and requirements. Talk with A1 Auto Transport Company and we’ll be able to assist you.

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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.

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Satisfied Customers

“I contacted A1 Auto Transport in November of 2017 and scheduled for my car to be picked up on the 15th or sooner if possible. Joe called me on the 8th and said he could arrange for a truck to pick it up on 13th. According to his calculations, it should have arrived at its destination in Texas within 4-6 days. The company kept its word and my car was picked up on the 13th. The driver followed procedure and inspected it before loading it. I offered him a tip and he refused. To my surprise, he said he’d try to get the car to Texas in around 3 days, 4 maximum. On the morning of the 4th day, it had arrived. My son got a call from them a day early notifying us of the arrival date and estimated time.Β  At 3 pm, we got it back without a scratch. I’ve heard lots of stories of β€œthe dangers of auto shipping” and of numerous scams, but A1 Auto Transport proved to be different. There are still honest, capable, and professional companies out there. You just have to choose carefully.”

“There aren’t many regulations in the auto shipping business, making it quite chaotic. Scams are unfortunately too frequent from what I’ve heard. I had to get my Porsche to Maryland, and the quotes I found ranged between $600 and $800. However, doing some research, most companies I found had mixed reviews. Some reviews were downright terrible. A1 Auto Transport was the exception, and it was easy to see why. From the very first call, Joe explained in detail everything I needed to know, how to stay in touch with his driver, and encouraged me to call me anytime I needed something. My car was delivered in less than a week. The price was the one we agreed on in the beginning, no extra charges midway. I requested they transport it in a covered trailer, so it would be safe from the elements. It was a bit more expensive but worth keeping my car safe. I am very happy with the results and would recommend A1 Auto Transport to everyone!”

“I called Joe a couple times, but he did not answer. 15 minutes later he returned my call apologizing and explaining he was speaking to another client. I asked him a few questions and requested a quote. While waiting for it, I called 2 more companies, so I’d have more options. The quote arrived by email a short time afterwards with a lot of details which convinced me we were speaking the same language. Because of this, I choose them to ship my Honda to Arkansas. Although one of the other quotes was $100 cheaper, the company seemed less reliable, and I didn’t want to risk it. A1 Auto Transport did a flawless job moving my baby, and from beginning to end, I had no complaints. It arrived a few hours earlier than promised in the exact condition I left it.”

“This is the real deal! A lot of people I know have been telling me A1 Auto Transport is very impressive in terms of quality of service. I was furious about the wrong quotation that was sent to my email, but after letting them know about it, they immediately called and clarified all the mishaps. I was ready to escalate the issue, but they seemed genuine in their apology and efforts, so I forgave them. Everyone from A1 Auto Transport took ownership of my issues. Impressive! They took good care of my Mini Cooper and got it to Louisiana on time. No amount of money could replace their great customer service!”

“Truly, the best transport company! I was supposed to use another originally. However, I read some terrible reviews on it, so I gave A1 Auto Transport a call and arranged for a short notice transport. They thankfully obliged me, a big help considering all the preparations I had to make for my move to Colorado. The driver did a great job. He was communicative, professional, and very competent. He took my baby on Sunday and brought it at my new home by Thursday evening. Amazing Service! Thank you both! I’m not one to write reviews, I just really feel you deserve it.”

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