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Ship Your Car To Or From Palmerston North, New Zealand

The city of Palmerston located in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the northern part of New Zealand.  Palmerston is found in the eastern Manawatu Plains and near the Manawatu River. Palmerston is north of Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital and is known as the seventh largest city in the area.

Ship Your Car To Or From Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Palmerston North

San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Palmerston North
$200$33505+27 days
Los Angeles to (California port)
to Palmerston North
$350$33505+27 days
Palmerston North to
(California port) to Portland, OR
$475$33506+27 days
Palmerston North to
(California port) to Seattle, WA
$550$33506+27 days
Columbus, OH to (New York port)
to Palmerston North
$550$41505+34 days
Palmerston North to
(New York port) to Charlotte, NC
$575$41506+34 days
Palmerston North to
(New York port) to Atlanta, GA
$700$41506+34 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Palmerston North
$775$33507+27 days
Palmerston North to
(New York port) to Memphis, TN
$800$41506+34 days
Houston, TX to (New York port)
to Palmerston North
$1,075$41507+34 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.

If you want to visit Palmerston for recreation, for school, or because of work, you will want to obtain a residency permit. This would allow you to import your vehicle and drive wherever you want to go whenever you want. Importing your vehicle into Palmerston is not a difficult process you need to know the facts about transporting and what can be expected as well as how much it will cost to do so. You may contact A1 Auto Transport service to know more about the process and cost. We have been shipping vehicles to New Zealand and other countries globally for over 20 years.

Get the Requisite Permit

To start with, your vehicle will need to have a certification from the New Zealand Transport Agency in order to transport a vehicle to New Zealand. This is a legal requirement and cannot be avoided. This certification will ensure that your vehicle meets at least the minimum vehicle standards which include the age of the vehicle and the type of vehicle it is. Before a certification can be issued, you will need a physical inspection of the vehicle performed by a professional who will be able to issue this certificate to you. Some of the things that will be checked during the inspection include:

  • A working and accurate odometer
  • Minimum front impact standard regulations

You will need to provide any proof that is asked of you in order to complete your certification. You can find out more about registering a vehicle in New Zealand by contacting the New Zealand Transport Agency. You will find that New Zealand does not impose a tariff duty on vehicles used for personal use. If you are registering a motor home, you will certainly be charged a 10% customs duty. If a vehicle cost more than $1,000, there is an import entry fee of $29.26 as well as a bio security system entry fee of $17.63.

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.

Taxes and Duties

New Zealand also does not charge any goods and service tax based on the value of your vehicle. Instead, this fee is determined by the CIF, or the Cost + Insurance + Freight. It will then deduct whatever is needed for depreciation. There is currently a flat rate of 15% in effect. The GST can be forgiven if you plan to move to New Zealand instead of just visiting however you will need to show proof of residence prior to shipment of your vehicle. You will need:

  • Your current New Zealand residence permit/visa
  • Your current returning residence permit/visa
  • New Zealand passport
  • Australian passport
  • Current New Zealand Work visa or permit that has been issued for at least twelve months to three years

Once your vehicle is off the ship and enters into Auckland, it will be inspected by the Ministry for Primary Industries, (MPI). They will inspect the vehicle and then clean it before transferring it over to customs for clearance. It is there that you will be required to provide the following documentation:

  • Your current passport
  • Commercial invoice which lists the price you paid for the vehicle and when you purchased it
  • Title to the vehicle
  • Bill of Lading
  • Current Registration
  • Freight cost
  • Insurance proof
  • Odometer reading

You will not be charged a tariff so importing your vehicle will certainly cost less than shipping to other countries. You will need to work with A1 Auto Transport Service to successfully transport your vehicle and handle all the issues that could arrive or normally arises with importing a vehicle.

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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