Almost half of the total population of Uruguay is concentrated in its capital city of Montevideo. It has a happening cultural life and is an eclectic, vibrant place. You will also enjoy an international setting here because of the presence of cultural centers from all over the world. It is the Mercosur administrative headquarter the prominent trading block in South America. With a hub of brisk trade and commerce, employment is high and that is one of the reasons that it draws expatriates and foreigners that come to Montevideo on temporary or a long-term stay. And that in turn calls for import of vehicles as you would want to be mobile and travel the city or greater metro area with ease.
Transporting your vehicle from USA
When it comes to shipping your car to Montevideo, you will have to abide by various restrictive regulations. Only the citizens of this country are allowed to import used vehicles. Uruguay citizens are allowed to import used vehicles only when they have been living abroad for a minimum of 3 years. Additionally it is essential that the vehicle was registered in the name of the owner for that duration.
Even if you meet the eligibility criteria, it is important to apply with Finance Ministry for authorization of import. After that you be required to get the custom clearance for the vehicle. However, the importing new vehicles are comparatively easy and you don’t have to abide by such strict restrictions. In that case, you will only pay the required custom duties at the Uruguay port upon arrival. Ideally, you should contact the Uruguay Embassy in USA to get better information on the import requirements.
Eligibility to ship to Montevideo
Is your car eligible to be shipped to Uruguay? You need to answer this question before the vehicle leaves the domestic U.S port. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection only allow lien free vehicle title. Alternatively, the lien holder must give you a written authorization for exporting the car.
With sales bill, you will be able to prove the ownership beyond doubt. Upon it, the name of the purchaser is present. You also need to have a valid driver's license and registration cleared from US. Based upon your shipping date, make sure to arrange for such clearances otherwise, you may have to face hang-ups, unnecessary delays that you don’t want.
At A1 Auto Transport service we have a strong network of shipping agents all over US and can pick your vehicle from your doorstep and deliver it to your door at Montevideo. However door-to-door service will incur higher cost but it is certainly more convenient.
When it comes to choice of the shipping method, the two biggest considerations are protection and price. Thus, when you choose the methods of shipping, it is important to select from RORO and Container shipping.
In RORO method, the vehicle remains secured to the ship's deck during the transfer. It will be driven on and off the ship. There are some limitations and regulations that need.
Compared to RORO, container shipping offers the best protection for your car, but it is more expensive. Most people tend to select this method where they are trying to import a sports or luxury car to Uruguay. If you choose this method, you will need to use a 20 feet or 40 feet container, based upon your requirements. Irrespective of the weather conditions and hazards during the journey, your vehicle will remain completely protected.
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.