The Swedish city of Linkoping is the capital of Östergötland County and the administrative center of the Linköping Municipality. If you are planning to stay here for an extended period, it helps to have your own vehicle and instead of buying a new vehicle it is cheaper to import your own vehicle from USA.
To ensure that you are not liable to pay penalties, it is important to adhere to the stringent rules as laid down by the Customs department of Sweden. With cordial relations between EU and USA, it is easy to import your vehicle but it is best to get the right guidance with A1 Auto Transport service as we have about two decades of experience shipping vehicles to Europe. You can be sure that your vehicle has met all the mandatory requirements and there won’t be any delays in delivery.
With a large network of local shipping agents, we will ensure that you get the best deal and if you qualify for tax exemptions, we will help you get those to lower the cost of importing your car to Linkoping.
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Documents for shipping vehicles.
To clear the U.S Customs for approval to export your vehicle and in Sweden, to get the permit to import your car, there are various documents that have to be submitted. These are:
- Driving license.
- Detailed bill of vehicle purchase.
- Original Title deed.
- S Insurance policy.
- Temporary Swedish insurance for the period of stay.
It is mandatory that the owner of the vehicle is present at the port when the vehicle arrives otherwise it can delay the delivery due to non-clearance of customs.
Swedish import regulations.
Every country has their own specifications and as per the Swedish regulations on vehicle import, and it is important to adhere to them. It is essential that you have owned the vehicle that you intend importing for a minimum of 12 months and have to submit a written declaration that the vehicle import is for personal use only. Plus, you cannot sell the vehicle for at least one year. The U.S-issued driving license is valid only for the first year and if you intend using the vehicle for a longer period, you will need to get the Swedish driving license.
Other regulations include that it is essential that within the last 3 years, you have not shipped another vehicle under tax exemption. You will need to show proof that you have the authorized permit to stay on in Sweden beyond the three month visa as a tourist. You will be required to apply for the Swedish Personal ID number or person number at the tax office. If you do not meet any of these requirements, you will be required to pay 25% VAT over and above the other duties and taxes.
Thus, when you are calculating the total cost on the shipping, don’t forget to add the cost on the method of shipping which has a major influence on it. You have the choice of picking container shipping which is more expensive as compared to RORO. That is because you have to pay for large containers measuring 20 feet to 40 feet. The exclusivity and protection that it provides, helps as you are allowed to ship your personal belongings with the car when you use this method. Whereas in RORO, you can only ship your vehicle but it has to be completely empty. The car is driven on and off the ship with the use of ramps. It has to be steam cleaned before it ships to avoid any chance of quarantine in Sweden.
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