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Ship Your Car To Or From Maldonado, Uruguay

Maldonado is the capital of the Maldonado Department in Uruguay, having its location on the famous Route 39 and shares a border with Punta del Este to the south and the suburb of La Sonrisa to the north. There are certain questions that you will need to answer as well as basic decisions that you have to make in order to get the shipping done properly.

Ship Your Car To Or From Maldonado, Uruguay

Learn more about shipping to Uruguay.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Maldonado

Maldonado to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$23005+25 days
Maldonado to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$32005+32 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Maldonado
$450$32005+32 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Maldonado
$550$32006+32 days
Seattle, WA to (California port)
to Maldonado
$550$32006+32 days
Maldonado to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$23006+25 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Maldonado
$675$23006+25 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Maldonado
$925$23007+25 days
Maldonado to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$32007+32 days
Houston, TX to (New York port)
to Maldonado
$1,075$23007+25 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.

Restrictions of Uruguay

Uruguay won’t allow you to ship used cars, if you aren’t a citizen. Citizens are allowed to import used cars if they’ve been abroad for no less than 3 years and the vehicle has been registered in the name of the owner during that period. Even when you satisfy this requirement, you still have to wait for an import authorization from the Ministry of Finance.

Restrictions on the new vehicles aren’t stringent but they will be levied with a duty, regardless of the port of entry. Shipping a vehicle here from the US will cost you between $2,100 and $4,600. Smaller and standard sized car which fit in a shipping container are cheaper to transport while larger ones might be more expensive. If you have any specific questions, you can refer to the Uruguayan Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Required Documentation

  • Passport
  • Ocean bill of lading
  • Invoice of purchase
  • Freight insurance proof
  • Authorization from the Ministry of Economy & Finance in Uruguay

Requirements for the Departure

Before you export your car, you need to ensure that it’s eligible for the export. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is going to require your title for the car and it needs to be free of liens, unless the lien holder has provided you with a letter of authorization. You also need to proof ownership of the vehicle with a bill of sale with your name as a purchaser. You need to have your registration and driving license as well.

The truth is that the transporting agency should be familiar with all these details so that it can provide you with an actual quote. What is more, you might want the company to pick up your vehicle for delivery as you don’t want to go through the effort on your own. Even if you drive it to the port, you don’t want this drive to be a long one. What is more, you need to ensure that your shipping agency has operations at the port that you choose. Then, you have to choose the shipping method – RORO or an enclosed container. The former is cheaper and quicker but your car won’t be protected from the elements. This is something to consider. The latter is 60% more expensive (roughly) but it provides a lot of additional security.

Joe Webster

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.

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