Shipping a Car To Or From Estonia.
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Standard vehicle shipping costs to Estonia from the United States range from $2,500 to $5,300.
- The most cost-effective way to ship a car to the area is using a shipping container (containerized shipping) and have it shipped from a port on the East Coast.
Many people who move to Estonia from the US elect to bring a vehicle into the country as well. This is because cars are notoriously expensive to purchase locally in many EU countries. With frequent departures from the States to Estonia’s busy ports, shipping with a reliable company like A-1 Auto Transport is an ideal solution to get your vehicle into the country speedily and without issue. Note, though, that importation of any car into the EU comes with a set of requirements.
Popular Shipping Destinations.
Located on the Baltic coastline in the northern section of continental Europe, Estonia boasts ports at major cities including Tallinn, Muuga, and Paldiski, Of these, the harbor at Tallinn is a popular import destination and the best-connected to US ports, with many shipping lines servicing this route.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Estonia.
Before you can ship your car out of the US, you’ll need to obtain certain documentation to satisfy export requirements. This includes:
- Proof of vehicle ownership.
- Bill of Sale.
- Bill of Lading.
- Insurance documents.
- Written clearance from the lien holder (if applicable)
A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. 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.
Documents Required For Non-members of the European Union.
As an EU member state, Estonian requirements for import of non-EU vehicles are somewhat restrictive. In addition to the above list, some additional documents must be obtained to satisfy entry requirements.
- A written customs declaration, available in border customs offices
- Pre-registration inspection by the ARK Bureau
All vehicles imported into Estonia or rebuilt in the country are subject to import duties. Vehicles must be registered in Estonia within five days of Customs clearance, and applicable tariffs must be paid during this period as well.
Types of Shipping.
The two primary methods of vehicle shipping are Ro/Ro (“roll on/roll off”) and container shipping. Ro/Ro – driving the vehicle onto a ship at the port of origin, and back off at the port of arrival – is typically the less expensive of the two. However, those shipping a more valuable vehicle, such as a vintage or antique mode, may prefer the greater protection from collisions and the elements that a shipping container provides.
Preparing Your Car for Shipping.
Once the decision to ship has been made and the method has been selected, there are a few important final preparation steps:
- Clean the vehicle, inside and out. A thorough job will help to avoid quarantine-based delays at Customs.
- Remove all personal belongings from the car.
- Obtain shipping insurance.
- Inspect the car for dents, scratches, and other issues in the company of the shipping agent. Be sure to note any blemishes or problems, and obtain a signed copy of the record.
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