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🇱🇰 Sri Lanka, (LK)

A suburb of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Moratuwa is a large city located on the southwestern coastal area. About 18 km from Colombo, the beautiful city is a trading and fishing center.

Regardless of the reason for your stay here, if you are moving for an extended period, it is best to have your own vehicle here as public transport isn’t reliable and hiring cabs can turn out to be expensive. Thus, it is best to know all about importing your vehicle to Sri Lanka before you actually do it. And having assistance from an experienced shipping company like A1 Auto Transport service can take away the hassles.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Moratuwa

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
Moratuwa to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$23005+33 days
Moratuwa to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$29005+39 days
Moratuwa to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$23005+33 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Moratuwa
$450$29005+39 days
Moratuwa to (California port)
to Seattle, WA
$550$29006+39 days
Moratuwa to (New York port)
to Detroit, MI
$575$23006+33 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Moratuwa
$675$23006+33 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Moratuwa
$775$29007+39 days
Memphis, TN to (New York port)
to Moratuwa
$800$23006+33 days
Dallas, TX to (California port)
to Moratuwa
$1,025$29007+39 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.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Important consideration about motor vehicle import.

Most people that want to import a vehicle to Moratuwa in Sri Lank are returning citizens or expatriates working or studying here that want to use the vehicle for personal reasons. There are plenty of documents to submit and import duties and taxes to pay which is taken care of by our company, A1 Auto Transport service.

As per the specific regulations of Sri Lanka Customs Department, there are some of the regulations that need to be followed. You need to have at least a six month visa for staying in Sri Lanka before you are eligible to import your vehicle. Only you and your family are allowed to use your vehicle for personal requirement. There is an age bar on the vehicle import and you are only allowed to import a new vehicle or the used vehicle cannot be over 3.5 years old. You have to take the vehicle back with you when you leave. Additionally, you are allowed to import vehicles within 5 years of your stay only and right hand drive vehicles are only eligible.

Submission of verified Documents.

There are some important documents that have to reach the Sri Lankan Customs at least 48 hours before the vehicle arrives. This ensures that the import process adheres to the requirements and there are no delays. The documents that are needed include:

  • Copy of the owner’s passport.
  • S- issued driving license.
  • Title deed and registration certificate.
  • Insurance policy.
  • Sri Lankan visa details.
  • Bill of Lading.
  • Purchase invoice of the vehicle with details.

You might need to submit other documents and that is why it is best to discuss it with us at A1 Auto Transport service when you are exporting a car from USA or contact the Embassy of Sri Lanka. We’ll help you understand the procedures and requirements better as we have shipped a number of vehicles to Sri Lanka over the years.

Shipment details and options.

There are two common methods of freight shipping that is used for auto shipping from USA to Sri Lanka. These include enclosed container shipping and Roll-on/Roll-Off. Of the two choices, container shipping is more expensive as it offers higher protection and exclusivity to your vehicle along with household goods, if you are shipping it. Everything is put within 20 feet or 40 feet containers and sealed. The whole container is loaded on the ship and transported to Sri Lanka.

If you are on a budget and only have to ship your vehicle, then RORO works best. Your vehicle has to be steam cleaned, all personal items and air conditioning gas has to be removed while the alarms have to be disabled before it is shipped out. You have to only pay for the parking space on ship’s deck so that comes out to be affordable.

Additionally, after the vehicle has cleared the Sri Lankan customs, you are required to get it registered within 2 weeks of import. There are additional registration fees which have to be cleared before the registration number is given.

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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. 

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