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Ship Car To Fortaleza

The Brazilian city of Fortaleza is situated in Ceará, and is the state capital. Developed on the bank of the Pajeu Creek, it is some 1,420 miles from Brasilia which is the federal capital.

If you plan to import your vehicle to Brazil, you may find that there is a lot of paperwork that must be filled out beforehand. While importing a vehicle is normally stressful, importing a vehicle to Brazil is not as stressful as one might think. When you have your own vehicle there in Brazil, you will find that getting around is much easier as you can drive whenever you like. Brazilian roadways are taken care of throughout the year so you can feel confident in driving around. Roads are easy to navigate around but, it’s important to be aware of the mountainous regions that may be tricky at times. Talk with one of A1 Auto Transport service representatives and we’ll help you walk through this procedure.


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Requirements for Shipping to Brazil.

The Brazilian authorities allow for entry of foreign vehicles into the country. The government has rules and regulations in place to help with the importing of a vehicle. Vehicles coming into the country must be a new vehicle unless it is listed as an antique or classic vehicle. Also, all vehicles coming into the country will need to meet the standards of safety and emission control set forth by Brazil. A1 Auto Transport Service knows the rules and regulations of shipping a vehicle to Brazil. You can also find out more about these rules and regulations by contacting the Ministry of Transport in Brazil. You will need to obtain an authorization permit for your vehicle and written approval stating that your vehicle passed the environmental and emissions tests.

Once your vehicle passes through these tests and is cleared from customs, you will be able to drive your vehicle throughout Brazil. It’s important to remember that you will need to provide a few documents to help verify the application request for import. You will need to provide documents such as

  • Photo ID/ passport of the vehicle owner.
  • Title and registration of your vehicle.
  • Proof of passing the safety and emissions test.
  • International valid license.
  • Proof of ownership.

Choose Shipping Methods.

When you come to Brazil with your vehicle, your vehicle will be shipped over with one of the two choices; Roll On/ Roll Off shipping and container shipping. Brazil is a landlocked country so you will need to transfer your vehicle over to a nearby port and you will need to be there or make arrangements for someone to be there for you if you cannot make it on the day that your vehicle arrives.

Roll On/ Roll Off shipping option is the more chosen of the two shipping methods because it is the most affordable. Your vehicle will be driven onto the deck of the ship where it will be strapped down for transport and driven off once it reaches the port. The only thing you can have in your car is a spare key, the car jack, and floor mats.

Container shipping is a choice for those who want to send a more expensive luxury or classic vehicle. Or if you wish to ship personal or household items over with your car to help save on cost. You can contact the Embassy of Brazil to find out more about what customs will require.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with 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, Inc., 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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