The densely populated town of Lucapa is situated in the eastern region of Angola was formally the capital of Lunda Norte Province. Irrespective of the reason for your temporary stay or whether you intend living here for a longer time, it is essential to know that the public transportation isn’t reliable and you might be more comfortable if you bring your vehicle with you from USA, when you move.
The two ports in Angola are located in Luanda and at Lobito. There are several rules and regulations for you to follow when shipping a vehicle into Angola. It is best not to delay your paperwork as that is an important part of the import process. The Customs department in the US and at Angola will require seeing the documents before clearances are issued.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Lucapa
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Lucapa||$275||$7900||5+26 days|
|Lucapa to (California port) to Los Angeles||$350||$8000||35+5 days|
|Boston, MA to (New York port) to Lucapa||$400||$7900||5+26 days|
|Lucapa to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV||$450||$8000||35+5 days|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Lucapa||$550||$8000||35+6 days|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Lucapa||$575||$7900||6+26 days|
|Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Lucapa||$675||$7900||6+26 days|
|Lucapa to (California port) to Denver, CO||$775||$8000||35+7 days|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Lucapa||$800||$7900||6+26 days|
|Lucapa to (California port) to Dallas, TX||$1,025||$8000||35+7 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.
Regulations for Shipping to Angola
Angola is known for being one the countries that must have pre-shipment inspection requirement for a used car. You will need to have a Certificate of Inspection from U.S in order to continue the process of importing. At A1 Auto Transport service, we can assist you with all the rules and regulations and ensure that the complete process is completed without any undue hassle. We have experience shipping to most of the African countries for over twenty plus years in business. You will need to get your documentation together and submit:
- Proof of ownership - by passport or driver's license.
- Shipping terms and conditions are understood.
- Car details that include the VIN number, the chassis, and engine number, and the PIP number that is allocated to the importer.
- Bill of Lading.
- PIP number allocated to the importer.
- Purchase invoice.
- Importer tax information.
- A copy of Cartao de Contribuinte.
Before you can ship, your vehicle will need to be cleared at the U.S Customs and Border Protection. You will need to complete the fee payments that include:
- Pay the required fee.
- Pay the port handling fee that is charged at the U.S Port and again at the Port of Luanda once your vehicle reaches there.
- Vehicles will need to be shipped in containers that separate the household goods with the vehicle.
- Pay the CIF value.
- An import license.
- compulsory to have a visit by Bureau VERITAS.
As long as your vehicle is imported for private use only, you will need to adhere to the specific requirements that include:
- The vehicle will need to stay in Angola for two years with a one-year extension allowed.
- A bond deposit of 40% to 45% of the CIF value is required.
- Gasoline Engine size will help to determine how much you will pay:
- up to 1500cc = 10%.
- 1500-3000cc = 20%.
- Over 3000cc =30%.
- If the vehicle engine is diesel, you will need to pay the following: 1500-2500cc - 20%. and over 25,600cc = 30%.
Specific vehicle regulations
If you are a diplomat with a shipment, you will need to be cleared but then you will not be subject to the PSI. Customs clearance would need to begin as quickly as possible once it arrives in Luanda. If the clearance is late, more than thirty days from the arrival date, because there were documentation delays, then you will be fined at a rate of 5%, based on CIF value. Clearance will begin when the franchise is received and can take more than two weeks so start the paperwork as soon as possible.
Pay all fees to the Angola Embassy located in the U.S before you begin the process of importing your vehicle. There is information regarding the procedures and regulations that will need to be followed. The cost can be determined based on your individual needs. You will need to include the cost of insurance and freight charges as calculated. If you hire A1 Auto Transport Service, we can give you a close quote of your expense before your vehicle is imported.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.