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Being the 12th biggest city in Sri Lanka, Jaffna is the capital of the Northern Province of the country. It is also the administrative center of the Jaffna District. If you have an idea of working or studying there, or you are a returning citizen, you’d have to consider getting your vehicle shipped.

You might want to conduct a research in order to familiarize yourself with the rules and the regulations which govern the procedures for transporting a vehicle into the country. On the other hand, you can hire a professional agency like the A1 Auto Transport in order for them to handle this complicated process themselves.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Jaffna

San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Jaffna
$200$32005+41 days
Los Angeles to (California port)
to Jaffna
$350$32005+41 days
Jaffna to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$32006+41 days
Jaffna to (California port)
to Seattle, WA
$550$32006+41 days
Columbus, OH to (New York port)
to Jaffna
$550$26005+34 days
Jaffna to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$26006+34 days
Jaffna to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$26006+34 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Jaffna
$775$32007+41 days
Jaffna to (New York port)
to Memphis, TN
$800$26006+34 days
Houston, TX to (New York port)
to Jaffna
$1,075$26007+34 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.

The most common case involves non-residential Sri Lankan wanting to ship a car for personal use. If you have any troubles with documents required or with filling out the paperwork, contacting A1 Auto Transport is definitely going to help. In any case, the main requirements of Sri Lanka Customs Department that you should be aware of include:

  • Resident Sri Lanka visa for at least 6 months.
  • Vehicle is used only by owner or family.
  • Vehicles which are less than three and a half years old.
  • Right-handed steering wheels.
  • Only one vehicle per person every five years is allowed.
  • There is a causality link between the relocation of the owner and the import of the car.

You’d have to focus on providing your passport and copy, driver’s license, visa details and the registration of the car. You are also going to have to present proof of residence. You’d have to exhibit the departure, the arrival and the staying reasons. The Sri Lankan Embassy is going to give you more thorough information.

Shipping Methods.

When it comes to shipping personal vehicles, the overly preferred methods are two:

  • RO/RO (Roll-on/Roll-off). This one is going to require you or your agent to drive the vehicle onto a shipping deck on its own wheels where it is going to be securely fastened and shipped to the destination point. This is the cheapest way but is also risky because your car will be exposed to the fury of the elements and you are not allowed to transport other items.
  • Container Shipping. This method allows you to safely store you car within a container. It’s more expensive but you get a lot of value off of it if you have other belongings that you want to ship.

Navigational Guidelines.

With stringent regulations on vehicle imports due to environment protection laws, we have provided you with general and basic information you can consider:

  • Right-handed vehicles only.
  • No mortgages on the car.
  • You can’t use the car to travel outside of the country.
  • Registration has to be valid.
  • You have to register it two weeks after the import.
  • Support documentation associated with the car has to be submitted.
  • The car has to be in perfect working condition.

If you want to ensure a hassle-free transit, make sure to carefully abide by the rules. Once the car arrives in the country, you’d have to pay the required taxes and pick the car up. Contact us today and let us plan the shipment to Jaffna.

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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.  At 3 pm, we got it back without a scratch. I’ve heard lots of stories of “the 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.”

“Hello, I received my automobile last nite and really appeciate all the consideration given to me. Your service was exceptional. I'm glad your company is there to fill a much needed service. I would definitely use them again. Special thanks to Steve.”

“I must say after looking at the Better Business Bureau prior to moving my vehicle with you I was aprehensive. I noticed 67 complaints in the last 12 months. When I called John in your office to discuss this he informed me that "Yes, we do have 67 complaints, but we moved over 13,000 vehicles last year and that is less than 1/2% complaint rate" Well John, you managed to exceed my expectations! The A1 team delivered on time and without a scratch. Thank you once again for all your help.”

“I had to get my daughter’s new Honda to South Dakota, so she wouldn’t have to drive it herself. I trust her driving skills, but not out of the city. I’m glad Joe was available to help. He promised to handle it with the utmost care and at a good price. The very next day, a truck arrived to take it. I could finally rest easy. By the time my daughter knew what was going on, it was already on its way. Thanks Joe! A1 Auto Transport is a truly reliable company. I’ll call again if I ever need to.”

“Finding a good company to transport my Prius seemed a bit difficult, but I wanted to call a few of them anyway before going for a broker. I read a few reviews on A1 Auto Transport and decided on them. The experience was very satisfactory. A1 is awesome! Joe answered the phone the first time I called and was professional and very friendly. Communication was really easy throughout the move. Even my emails got answered within minutes, which really goes to show how on top of things he is. There was no damage to my car during transport, and it arrived in Hawaii on time. Great service!”

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