Paysandú city is the capital of the Department of Paysandú that is located in the western part of Uruguay. It is located on the banks of the Uruguay River, making it a strategic position for business. The employment is high in Paysandú because of the accumulated trade and commerce in the city.
That is why it’s advisable to consider shipping your own vehicle in the country if you are planning to stay permanently or on an extended period. This would provide you with the much needed flexibility and mobility.
Importing from the USA.
There are a lot of restrictive regulations that you’d have to abide by when importing in Uruguay. Only citizens of the country are allowed to import used vehicles and only under the condition that they have been living abroad for at least 3 years. The vehicle must have been registered in the name of the owner as well.
Even if you manage to meet the eligibility criteria you’d have to apply for an authorization with the Uruguay Finance Ministry. You will afterward have to clear customs. However, if your vehicle is new then importing it is rather easy and the restrictions are not that strict. You’d only have to pay the allocated duties and taxes upon arrival. You can contact the Embassy of Uruguay for further information.
Eligibility to ship to Paysandú.
Prior to arranging the shipment, you have to understand if your car is even eligible. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency allows lien free cars to be exported but if the lien holder has agreed expressly then you are good to go.
You have to prove the ownership with a sales bill. You have to have a valid license as well as cleared registration from the US. You make sure to get this clearance on time in order to avoid any unnecessary delays.
At A1 Auto Transport, we have a strong and reliable, fully-functional network of shipping agents scattered through the U.S and they can pick up your car from your doorstep and deliver it at your home in Uruguay. We offer door-to-door service and it’s a bit more expensive but it’s definitely worth it.
When it comes to shipping methods you can go with the traditional Ro/Ro service which would require you to drive your car on a shipping deck and leave it there to be secured on the deck of the freight ship. The car is then transported to the destination port, being completely exposed to the elements. You are not allowed to transport any other personal belongings with it.
Container shipping, on the other hand, would involve your car being safely placed within a secure and private container. You can also go and ship other belongings. If you feel like the price is too expensive you can always share it and split the cost in half. You can go with 20ft or 40ft container, based on the particular type of car that you have. The car is going to be entirely protected throughout the entire journey.
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.