The sixth biggest city in South Korea, Gwangju is directly under the rule of the central government as it is a designated metro city. If you are moving here to study or for work, you will probably want to bring your vehicle with you.
The first thing you will need to do is to hire a shipping company that will be in charge of overseeing this task. An international shipper will be in charge of making arrangements for shipping, make sure all requirements are met, and all rules and regulations are adhered to.
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Choosing the shipping methods.
It’s very important that you choose the right shipping company to oversee this project for you. The right shipper will make sure that the transition goes smoothly and do whatever it takes in order to make this transition as simple as possible with no delay. Shipping agents, such as A1 Auto Transport is a great way to get this done in no time, while following all the rules and regulations.
There will be some questions that your shipper will need to ask in order to clarify your intent and to avoid delays. For example, they will need to know how you plan to get your vehicle to the U.S port. The port that you choose will depend on where you are currently living. A1 Auto Transport will most likely be able to offer you the door-to-port service which means that they will be able to come to your home or office and pick up your vehicle and drive it to the port for you. While this is an additional cost, it will save you time.
You will have two different shipping options when you ship to Gwangju. You can choose the Roll On/Roll-Off method and then there is the container shipping. With the Roll On/Roll Off method, your vehicle will be driven up on the deck of the ship using its own engine and then parked in a bay where it will stay during the transport. With container shipping, you will load the container up at the port with your vehicle and any additional items you want to transport. The container will then be lifted up onto the deck of the ship by way of crane. While your items are in a container, they are also being protected by the harsh weather during transit. The RO/RO method doesn’t offer any protection from the weather.
Considerations when auto shipping.
Before your ship leaves your hands, take detailed pictures of it and carry documentation of ownership with you in order for things to go smoothly. That way, you have something to compare its current condition with the condition of your vehicle before it was shipped.
You may want to choose to have additional shipping insurance even if the company you hire has its own. This is always a good idea, if your vehicle is an expensive one.
Rules and Regulations for Shipping.
Before your vehicle leaves the port in the U.S, you will need to check with the U.S Customs and Borders Protection Agency to make sure that you have everything you need; such as a clear title, driver’s license, and a clear title. You will also need to pay taxes and duty for all transportation costs as per the requirements of the South Korean Customs Department.
You will also need to provide a bill of sale that has your name on it as well as the original title that shows no one having a lien against your vehicle. If you do have a lien on your car, you will need to pick up a notarized document stating that you have permission from the lienholder to take that vehicle out of the country. The shipping service you choose will need to have a copy of this information before leaving the port with your vehicle. Your vehicle cannot be sold for a period of three years once it reaches Gwangju, Korea. To know the latest update on the import duties and regulations, contact the Embassy of South Korea.
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