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Ship Car To Invercargill

Published by Joe Webster.

New Zealand (NZL)

Ship Car To Invercargill

Car Shipping Invercargill

Invercargill lies in the south western part of New Zealand. It is an active economic and commercial center in the southland region. The city is situated in the heart of the wide expanse of the southern plains on the New River or the Oreti River.

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Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Invercargill

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Invercargill
$200$34505+28 days
Boston, MA to (New York port)
to Invercargill
$400$42505+35 days
Invercargill to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$34506+28 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Invercargill
$550$34506+28 days
Invercargill to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$42506+35 days
Invercargill to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$42506+35 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Invercargill
$775$34507+28 days
Invercargill to (New York port)
to Memphis, TN
$800$42506+35 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Invercargill
$925$42507+35 days
Invercargill to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$34507+28 days

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

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*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.

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It is also approximately eighteen kilometers north of Bluff which is the located on the south part of the South Island.

Importing your vehicle to New Zealand will take some planning but it can be done. Using the assistance of New Zealand Customer Service, you can find out the rules and regulations of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). If you want to move to Invercargill, New Zealand, you will need help with your import. You can visit Invercargill for a short period of time or you can move there for good. All vehicles will need to be inspected and approved by NZTA before they can be imported and able to drive. The inspection of your vehicle will include that your vehicle adheres to the minimal frontal impact standards and that the car has a working and accurate odometer.

The owner of the vehicle is responsible for obtaining the certificate which is required in order to get it legal in New Zealand. New Zealand doesn't have tariffs charged to importing vehicle as long as the vehicles are being used for personal use. However, this rule does not apply to motorhomes which mean that motorhomes will need to pay the customs duty of 10%. If a vehicle is more than one thousand, the owner of the vehicle will need to pay a minimum of thirty dollars and another seventeen dollars for the biosecurity system entrance fee.

Importing to Invercargill will mean that rules must be followed as set forth by the New Zealand Transport Rules and Regulations. You will need to pay a Goods and Service Tax (GST) which will depend on the value of your vehicle, as well as the freight charges and insurance placed on your vehicle. The current rate runs approximately 15% if you plan to move here on a permanent basis. You will need to have documentation to prove that your application information can be verified. Some documents to bring with you include:

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  • Current New Zealand visitor visa or permit.
  • Returning residential visa or permit.
  • Valid New Zealand residence visa or permit,
  • Valid New Zealand work permit or visa.
  • Australian passport/ New Zealand passport.

Once the vehicle enters New Zealand, the Ministry of Primary Industries will inspect your vehicle and clear it from customs before you can have possession of it. You will have two shipping methods to choose from; Roll On/ Roll Off and container shipping. Both of these options will offer you a safe transit time and faster deliveries.

Container shipping is the one most expensive method of shipping. It involves your vehicle being placed inside the container and then the container sealed up before being loaded onto the deck of the ship for transport. Container shipping allows you to load all your personal and household items in with the car before the container is sealed. You may also want to consider sharing a container with someone to save money if your items do not fill up the container.

Another popular choice is roll on/roll off shipping, which is both the quickest and cheapest way to get a car to New Zealand. This is because you simply pay for the space your vehicle occupies on the transport ship's deck. In order to move the car, it will be driven onto the ship's deck and secured there. It will be expelled from New Zealand whenever it arrives there.

It's important that you have copies of all your documents to save time throughout this process. You will need to make copies of the following:

  • Bill of Lading.
  • Insurance invoice.
  • Freight cost estimate.
  • Passport.
  • Commercial invoice with the date of purchase and total paid.
  • Title to the vehicle.
  • Registration.
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You will not need to pay any tariff which can lessen the amount you will pay for importing your vehicle to NZ. Working with A1 Auto Transport will ensure that you have a smooth delivery and transit. You can find out more about transporting by contacting the Embassy of New Zealand.

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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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