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  1. Car Shipping Lisbon
  2. Cost & Time Examples For Shipping A Car To Lisbon
  3. Current Regulations On Importing Vehicles
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Car Shipping Lisbon

The largest city and capital of Portugal, Lisbon is a bustling city, situated along the Atlantic coast.  It is located on the west of the Iberian Peninsula and the near the River Tagus. It is the focus of trade, education and commerce in the country while most of the multinational companies have headquarters here. This has led to higher employment opportunities and universities.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Lisbon

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
Lisbon to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$25005+21 days
Lisbon to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$32005+32 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Lisbon
$450$32005+32 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Lisbon
$550$32006+32 days
Seattle, WA to (California port)
to Lisbon
$550$32006+32 days
Lisbon to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$25006+21 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Lisbon
$675$25006+21 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Lisbon
$925$25007+21 days
Lisbon to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$32007+32 days
Houston, TX to (New York port)
to Lisbon
$1,075$25007+21 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.

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If you are moving to Lisbon, you can enjoy driving your vehicle and sightsee with ease. As a tourist, you are allowed to have your personal vehicle imported for 180 days on these conditions:

  • It should be registered in your name.
  • Only you or your family can use it.
  • Have a valid International driving license.
  • Have valid US-car insurance.
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Current regulations on importing vehicles

There are different ways of shipping your vehicle to Lisbon. You can check which of the methods suits you. You have the option of choosing from container shipping and Roll-on/Roll-Off methods. It is best to clean the car before shipping so it is not quarantined at Lisbon.

The RORO method is the cheapest and most commonly used method of shipping vehicles all over the world. The vehicle is driven on board and then secured in the allocated space. But you are not allowed any personal items, or leave the air conditioning gas in the car. At the Port of Lisbon, the vehicle is driven off for clearances at the Customs. While in container shipping, your vehicle along with personal goods are packed and secured within 20 feet or 40 feet container. It helps to keep your vehicle secure.

Though you are not required to register your car with Portuguese authorities before 180 days of importing it, as it is considered temporary import, but after the period is completed, you need to get the residency permit. The Portuguese authorities will put the vehicle undergo emission and roadworthiness tests and let you know if modifications are needed that meet Portuguese highway standards. However, if you have got the modifications done before importing the vehicle and it meets EU standards, it will conform to the Portuguese inspection. There are many taxes and fees to consider that are applicable by the Customs and Excise Department of Portugal.

Additionally, you will be required to get a new Portuguese license and change the license plates after the local registration. Only if you import a new vehicle from USA, you will need to pay the VAT but if you are importing a used vehicle, there is no VAT unless you sell the car within 12 months of import. It is essential for all registered vehicles to carry the All in One card as it works as insurance, registration and log book.  It is important that if you driving around the city, you have the card in the car. However, before you are allocated the card, all documents will need to be filled out in Portuguese. You will need to take assistance of expatriate assistance Citizen’s Shops that will help you navigate the bureaucracy procedures. Once you have the local license and license plates, the procedure is complete. However, it is good to know about the driving rules in Portugal before you venture out on your own. You can get in touch with the Embassy of Portugal.

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