Ship Your Car To Or From Mechelen, Belgium
The panoramic city of Mechelen is located in the province of Flanders, in Belgium. It is comprised of Mechelen Proper, the villages of Walem, Leest, Heffen, Muizen, and Hombeek. It lies on the urban side of the industrial functions of Brussels and Mechelen which also offers abundant employment opportunities.
If you are traveling to Mechelen to work or to stay for a longer duration, you may want to bring your vehicle with you. To transport your vehicle from the United States to Belgium, it will cost you an estimated $1,300 to $3,200. This estimate is based on the standard sized vehicle with standard requirements. Most vehicles importing to Belgium arrive either on the ships open deck or in a closed container.
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Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Mechelen
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Mechelen||$275||$2150||5+12 days|
|Los Angeles to (California port) to Mechelen||$350||$3050||5+30 days|
|Mechelen to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV||$450||$3050||5+30 days|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Mechelen||$475||$3050||6+30 days|
|Mechelen to (California port) to Seattle, WA||$550||$3050||6+30 days|
|Columbus, OH to (New York port) to Mechelen||$550||$2150||5+12 days|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Mechelen||$575||$2150||6+12 days|
|Mechelen to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA||$700||$2150||6+12 days|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Mechelen||$775||$3050||7+30 days|
|Mechelen to (New York port) to Houston, TX||$1,075||$2150||7+12 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.
Importing Car from USA
When it comes to shipping a car from the United States, you may experience a lengthier transport time. This additional time may detour some from even going through this process. If you plan to go through with your importing process, you need to note the following before starting the paperwork. If you are importing a vehicle for a reason not related to work, or if your vehicle is part of your household items, then you will not be charged any customs duties or VAT. In order to qualify for exemption from taxes and duties as per the Belgium Customs Administration, you need to ensure that the following apply:
- You have lived outside of the European Union for twelve months or longer prior to importing
- The vehicle you are importing was purchased outside of the European Union and has been on the road for a period of at least six months before importing to Belgium
- You are the owner of the vehicle and have paid the VAT or any other charges before the vehicle can be imported into Belgium
As long as all of these conditions are met, you shouldn't have to pay anything once your vehicle is shipped. In addition, there are some provisions that will help you to be exempt from additional import duties and VAT as long as you can ship the vehicle with your household items if you are relocating.
You can only claim this if your vehicle is manufactured in the United States and you have owned it for a period of at least six months prior to import. It is essential that you have been living in the United States or another country other than Belgium for a period of one year or more prior to import, you have paid all tax and VAT prior to import, you don't have any intentions of selling the vehicle once you arrive in Belgium for at least twelve months after the vehicle arrives.
Hire a professional moving company
Working with a professional company like A1 Auto Transport Service, you will not have to worry about understanding the terms and conditions because this company has been in business for so long and they understand what is expected. Before you call A1 Auto Transport Services, you will need to ensure that you have all the proper documentation necessary. This includes:
- A tax exempt letter
- Vehicle purchase invoice
- Title that is lien free
- VAT and tax receipts
- Proof of residency in the United States
- Valid proof of insurance
- Bill of Lading
- Proof of ownership
When you prepare or shipping, you will need to determine what shipping method you plan to use. You can choose Roll On/ Roll Off, also known as RORO or you can choose container shipping. The Roll On/ Roll Off method of shipping is the most affordable way to ship your vehicle to Mechelen. With this shipping method, you cannot leave any personal items inside the vehicle with the exception of the floor mats, a spare tire, and keys.
If you choose a closed container, this method of shipping protects your vehicle from any debris or damage while in route. You can choose a 20 or 40 foot container that is only opened under your supervision.
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.