Shipping A Car To Lithuania From The United States
Shipping A Car To Lithuania
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Shipping a car to Lithuania from the U.S. usually costs between $2,900 and $5,000, though it can be more depending on the time of year, vehicle, and how it’s shipped.
- For most shipments to the area from the U.S., it’s cheapest to put the car into a shipping container before having it transported by boat.
When transporting a vehicle to Lithuania, certain requirements and specifications must be met in order for a successful transaction to occur. As is commonplace with shipments to any other country, there is paperwork to be filled out, documents to send in, and fees to be taken care of. For more information regarding the costs acquired by shipping a car overseas, be sure to thoroughly read this article on the matter.
It is also important to take into account the weather conditions of the country. Lithuania has a climate that can best be described as maritime and continental. The summers are cool and quite rainy, while the winters are very cold (often below freezing). Rainfall and cloudy skies are common in Lithuania. This is true more so along the coast than inland. Keep in mind that rainy weather may impact the port at which your car will be shipped to.
As always, it would be beneficial to gain knowledge regarding the weather patterns of the country to understand any shipping delays that may occur. Despite the heavy rainfall, it is feasible to travel and import goods year-round to Lithuania. It may be beneficial to keep in mind that since summer is often the wettest season in Lithuania, it would be best to travel in early spring or early fall, when there is a greater chance of dry weather without the temperatures dropping below freezing.
It is easy to navigate through and have positive relations with such a cultured and developed country as Lithuania.
Lithuania is benefitting from a steady increase of tourism and imported goods, thanks in large part to their recent independence from the USSR, so their customs and laws regarding moving and shipping into the country have strengthened and become more efficient in recent years.
Necessary Steps To Take Before Exporting Your Car
In preparing to ship a vehicle to Lithuania, certain paperwork must be taken care of.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Lithuania
- Registration from country of origin
- Vehicle purchase invoice
- Proof of ownership
- Residence permit
- Bill of lading
Visit the Lithuania Customs Page for more information regarding this matter. Be sure to reference this page to better understand any limitations and/or restrictions you may face upon moving or transporting goods such as automobiles to Lithuania.
Any external or non-permanent parts of your automobile should be removed prior to shipment, as they may cause problems during a long delivery process. Many companies will also ask you to completely clean out the inside of the vehicle; this is especially true if you choose to use a RoRo transport service (more on that soon).
Furthermore, be sure to steam-clean the inside of your vehicle prior to departure so that your vehicle will not be quarantined before being shipped. This will speed up the delivery process, as the shipping company you choose will not have to move your vehicle to a quarantine facility, a cleaning facility, and back to the shipping facility. Bypassing these lengthy procedures will ensure a faster delivery process, and provide a smaller chance of damage to your vehicle.
Be sure to remove all air-conditioning gases from your vehicle as well.
If you are unsure about the eligibility of your vehicle’s shipping status, refer to Title 19 of the U.S. Code Of Federal Regulations.
Automobile Transportation Methods To Lithuania
- Roll On/Roll Off (Ro-Ro) Shipping: This is the most common method of transportation that the majority of customers choose to transport their vehicles. This is a method of sea shipping where vehicles are driven on and off carrier ships using their own wheels. Ro-Ro sea vessels are equipped with ramps that aid in the process of driving vehicles on and off the ship. Essentially, it is a method of shipping that is best for any item that has wheels, or can be safely placed on and off wheels. It is the most convenient and cost-effective way of getting your vehicle to Lithuania.
- Container Car Shipping: This is a popular shipping method choice for those who want to send some of their personal items along with their cars to Lithuania. The vehicle is either collected at one’s home or is delivered to a depot. Depending on whichever price point is more desirable, customers can choose private containers, which usually run 20ft or 40ft in size, and use the leftover space to pack personal items in, or customers may choose to share containers with someone else’s vehicle. This is a slightly more expensive method, as more safety checkpoints and procedures must be met.
- Car Transportation: This is a land-based and land-locked method of shipping, so it generally takes the greatest amount of time. Cars are insured and routinely inspected throughout the trip, but they must wait for a pending shipping date to Lithuania before they begin their journey.
Keep in mind, the vehicle must somehow be transported to a U.S. shipping port before it can begin preparations for shipment to another country like Lithuania. In certain cases, you may be allowed to drive your vehicle to a local port; this will help you cut back on any further expenses.
Upon Arrival In Lithuania
Once you arrive at your final destination, there are certain procedures that need to be taken care of regarding the safe arrival of your vehicle into the country.
- Pay the appropriate customs duty as well as all taxes and fees associated with the shipment.
- Have modifications applied and tested if necessary.
- Apply for identification plate registration and approval with the Bangladeshi government.
Once you arrive, it would certainly be in your favor to acquire more information regarding driving rules and regulations in Lithuania.
- Driving in Lithuania: You’ll want to know what the traffic and driving rules of Lithuania are as quickly as possible.
- Lithuania Driver’s License: Information regarding how to obtain a valid driver’s license in Lithuania can be found here.
Any further questions and concerns you may have can be directed to the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania.
Related Information & FAQs
Auto Transport Services
- A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship
- Auto Transport Companies Directory
- Auto Transport: Car & Home Moving Guide
- Auto, Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Directory
- Brands We Ship
- Brokers VS. Carriers
- Cost Estimations By Distance & Locations
- Current Seasonal Discounts & Specials
- How Long Will It Take To Ship My Car?
- How Much Does It Cost?
- How To Prepare your Vehicle
- How To Ship a Vehicle: The Full Process
- Locations We Ship To
- Our Green Initiatives
- Our Philosophy
- Researching Brokers Beforehand
- Special Rates For Car Dealers
- The Top 4 National Auto Transport Companies
- What Makes Us Better?
Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto TodayGet an Instant Free Quote Now
Or Call us today at 1-800-452-2880 and speak to directly to our sales team!