Ship Your Car To Or From Poland
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Most auto shipments to Poland from the United States cost $2,900 to $4,600.
- Factors that can increase the total cost are the type and size of vehicle, where it is being shipped from, and what method of transport is being used.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Poland
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Gdynia||$450||$3,200||5+37|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Gdynia||$475||$3,200||6+37|
|Phoenix, AZ to (California port) to Gdynia||$550||$3,200||6+37|
|Columbus, OH to (New York port) to Gdynia||$550||$2,200||5+15|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Gdynia||$575||$2,200||6+15|
|Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Gdynia||$675||$2,200||6+15|
|Atlanta, GA to (New York port) to Gdynia||$700||$2,200||6+15|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Gdynia||$775||$3,200||7+37|
|Miami, FL to (New York port) to Gdynia||$925||$2,200||7+15|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Gdynia||$1,025||$3,200||7+37|
*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.
When exporting a vehicle to Poland, certain requirements and specifications must be met in order for a successful transaction to occur. As is commonplace with shipments to any other country, there is paperwork to be filled out, documents to send in, and fees to be taken care of. For more information regarding the costs acquired by shipping a car overseas, be sure to thoroughly read this article on the matter.
It is also important to take into account the weather conditions of the country. Poland has a climate that can best be described as maritime and at times, continental, depending on one’s location within the country. While winters are often harsh, cold, and snowy, often dipping below freezing temperatures, the summers are warm yet relatively mild. Summer is often considered the best time to travel to Poland.
As always, it would be beneficial to gain knowledge regarding the weather patterns of the country to understand any shipping delays that may occur. It is feasible to travel and import goods year-round to Poland, especially considering that the coastline, where your car will be transported, features a mild climate.
It is easy to navigate through and have positive relations with a country like Poland, which has risen from a history of oppression to a stable and welcoming community.
Poland is benefitting from a steady increase of tourism, so their customs and laws regarding moving and shipping into the country are strong and efficient.
Learn more about vehicle registration process in Poland.
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Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Poland
- Registration from country of origin.
- Vehicle purchase invoice.
- Proof of ownership.
- Residence permit.
- Declaration (if vehicle is used)
- Inventory list.
Visit the Poland Customs Page for more information regarding this matter. Be sure to reference this page to better understand any limitations and/or restrictions you may face upon moving or transporting goods such as automobiles to Poland.
Keep in mind that the banks in Poland are closed on both Saturdays and Sundays, as is common in most European countries.
Any external or non-permanent parts of your automobile should be removed prior to shipment, as they may cause problems during a long delivery process. Many companies will also ask you to completely clean out the inside of the vehicle; this is especially true if you choose to use a RoRo transport service (more on that soon).
Furthermore, be sure to steam-clean the inside of your vehicle prior to departure so that your vehicle will not be quarantined before being shipped. This will speed up the delivery process, as the shipping company you choose will not have to move your vehicle to a quarantine facility, a cleaning facility, and back to the shipping facility. Bypassing these lengthy procedures will ensure a faster delivery process, and provide a smaller chance of damage to your vehicle.
Be sure to remove all air-conditioning gases from your vehicle as well.
If you are unsure about the eligibility of your vehicle’s shipping status, refer to Title 19 of the U.S. Code Of Federal Regulations.
Requirements to Receive Duty Exemption
It’s possible to import a personal vehicle without paying duty or tax, if you follow the regulations set forth by customs. You’re required to have purchased the vehicle at least six months ago and been personally using it during this time.
If you do receive duty relief, then you won’t be permitted to sell, rent out or lend the vehicle to others for at least the next year. If you fail to follow this guideline, then customs will levy a charge for violating their policy (1). Further, you must be planning to live in Poland for at least six months and your vehicle must be properly registered in your origin country before shipping. If your vehicle doesn’t qualify for duty exemption, then import duty and excise tax will be imposed by customs. You’ll also have to pay a 22% value-added tax (VAT) (2).
In addition to the import paperwork for vehicles covered above, be prepared to provide proof of insurance coverage. Other documentation certifying that you own the vehicle may also be needed (3). Customs will also ask to see a valid driver’s license. Customs instructs that the required inventory list should state the vehicle’s make, model, chassis number and engine number. All shipments must include an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number as well (4).
Finally, according to the highly knowledgeable International Association of Movers, a signed valuation for the shipment may be necessary (5). Be aware that a sworn Polish translation of at least the vehicle purchase invoice, registration and ownership documentation is mandatory (6).
Specialized Vehicle Import Regulations
You may be wondering if there are any other regulations, when shipping a motorcycle, RV, classic car, plane or boat to Poland. Customs only permits one type of each vehicle, motorcycle or trailer to be imported into the country. Also, if you wish to import a utility vehicle, or if your car is owned by your employer - then duty exemption isn’t available (7).
Other than these straightforward restrictions, there doesn’t appear to be any additional rules enforced regarding motorcycles, RVs and so on. However, this information is far from certain - so you’re strongly encouraged to contact customs for more detailed information.
Automobile Transportation Methods To Poland
- Roll On/Roll Off (Ro-Ro) Shipping: This is the most common method of transportation that the majority of customers choose to transport their vehicles. This is a method of sea shipping where vehicles are driven on and off carrier ships using their own wheels. Ro-Ro sea vessels are equipped with ramps that aid in the process of driving vehicles on and off the ship. Essentially, it is a method of shipping that is best for any item that has wheels or can be safely placed on and off wheels. It is the most convenient and cost-effective way of getting your vehicle to Poland.
- Container Car Shipping: This is a popular shipping method choice for those who want to send some of their personal items along with their cars to Poland. The vehicle is either collected at one’s home or is delivered to a depot. Depending on whichever price point is more desirable, customers can choose private containers, which usually run 20ft or 40ft in size, and use the leftover space to pack personal items in, or customers may choose to share containers with someone else’s vehicle. This is a slightly more expensive method, as more safety checkpoints and procedures must be met.
- Car Transportation: This is a land-based and land-locked method of shipping, so it generally takes the greatest amount of time. Cars are insured and routinely inspected throughout the trip, but they must wait for a pending shipping date to Poland before they begin their journey.
Keep in mind, the vehicle must somehow be transported to a U.S. shipping port before it can begin preparations for shipment to another country like Poland. In certain cases, you may be allowed to drive your vehicle to a local port; this will help you cut back on any further expenses.
Upon Arrival In Poland
Once you arrive at your final destination, there are certain procedures that need to be taken care of regarding the safe arrival of your vehicle into the country.
- Pay the appropriate customs duty as well as all taxes and fees associated with the shipment.
- Have modifications applied and tested if necessary.
- Apply for identification plate registration and approval with the Bangladeshi government.
Once you arrive, it would certainly be in your favor to acquire more information regarding driving rules and regulations in Poland.
- Driving in Poland: You’ll want to know what the traffic and driving rules of Poland are as quickly as possible. Roads are generally well maintained in this country. The only exceptions are when roads are shared with classic dual carriageway systems, which is truly uncommon in the modern world.
- Driver’s License: You may need an International Driver’s License if you are not from a country that is a part of the European Union.
Any further questions and concerns you may have can be directed to the U.S. Embassy in Poland.
Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Poland
Carefully transporting your heavy equipment or oversized cargo to another country isn’t at all easy to do without the help of licensed and experienced shipping specialists. Here at A1 Auto Transport, we have access to all the right tools and equipment as well as the latest in shipping technologies. With our networking skills and decades of experience, we are certain we can ship nearly any type of cargo overseas successfully. We even offer insurance coverage to every one of our customers to assure a successful delivery.
There are all types of heavy equipment and oversized cargo yet A1 hasn’t come across anything we can’t ship. In fact, we have shipped everything from agricultural equipment to engineering equipment. Below is a list of examples of some of the types of heavy equipment and cargo we have shipped in the past.
- Large Vehicles
- Heavy Machinery
- Farm Equipment
- Mining Equipment
- Motor Graders
- Scissor Lifts
- Pontoon Boats and Large Water Vessels
The Assortment of Shipping Services We Have to Offer Our Customers with Heavy or Oversized Equipment
A1 has several international transport solutions for those shipping large or heavy cargo internationally. The methods available to you strongly depend on what type of equipment or cargo you have to ship to Poland as well as the amount of money you’re willing to spend on services. Fortunately, our transport technicians will help you with your options. They’ll make sure you are well aware of each transport method and how it’s carried out. Since each shipping method is priced differently, we will even try our best to work within your budget. Here are the methods of shipping we have to offer anyone transporting heavy cargo across the world...
- Flat Rack Shipping
- Container Shipping
- Roll On/Roll Off Shipping
- Lift On/Lift Off Shipping
It doesn’t matter what shipping method you choose or what kind of cargo you have to deliver to Poland, we offer free insurance coverage to all of our customers. Although this is only partial coverage, we do offer additional insurance plans if you wish for further protection on the value of your cargo during its transport.
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Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Belongings Into Poland” page.
Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Belongings Into Poland” page.
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.
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