A suburb of the San Salvador department, Mejicanos is a large city in El Salvador. When you are moving and require shipping your vehicle here, it is best to contact the A1 Auto Transport service as they have been shipping vehicles to El Salvador for years.
However, as per the laws, you require a clean title deed that is in your own name, before you are allowed to ship your vehicle. If the vehicle is under lien or has been leased, then a notarized letter is required to be provided authorizing the vehicle to be shipped internationally. We’ll work with the required services to ensure that all paperwork is done as per the regulations.
It is important that you have the documents in order before the vehicle leaves the U.S port. You are required to submit it at least 3 days before the vehicle is shipped, in case inspections are needed. These essential documents that validate and verify the ownership and legality of the shipment which includes:
- Vehicle title deed, insurance.
- Vehicle purchase invoice with details on the VIN, engine no., year, model and make.
- Bill of Lading.
- Proof of ownership.
When you ship to Mejicanos, the import laws that are followed are under the purview of Central American Tax and Tariff System. There are import duties and VAT charges which have to be cleared before the vehicle can be delivered to the owner. With a 13% VAT and 30% import duties, you will need to calculate the total cost of the vehicle. The actual amount of duty depends upon the cost of the vehicle, insurance and freight charges. Additionally, the year, model and make of the vehicle is considered. You might need to be in the know that license plates will be removed before the vehicles are shipped as thefts are common. As our company is licensed and insured, it is important to know that we’ll take care to ensure that the vehicle reaches El Salvador safely.
It is essential that you, the owner is there to receive the vehicle or can authorize one of the representatives of A1 Auto Transport service to be there on your behalf. Keep the identification as proof of owner ready so that there is no delay in handling over the vehicle once the duties are paid. To get the latest updates on the import regulations, new laws or procedures to be completed, contact the Embassy of El Salvador.
Options of Freight shipment.
Although USA is connected to El Salvador by road, it is not encouraged due to major security issues on the way. That is why ocean bound cargo shipping is recommended. You can ship your vehicle by container shipping or Roll-on, Roll-Off method. We’ll take care of the shipment right from picking it up from your doorstep to helping you clear Customs in El Salvador. Just give us a call and we’ll help you walk through the shipment options.
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.