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Shipping a car to another country can seem like a stressful task and must be done per strict regulations with both customs as well as the international auto transport company. When you hire an auto shipper to transport your car internationally to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, you will need to provide specific documents to the transport company prior to shipping. These documents include:

  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Number (Card)
  • Title to Vehicle’
  • Insurance Certificate for Vehicle
  • Power of Attorney Affidavit if the car will need picked up or delivered

Your agent will help prepare you for the shipment of your car so that everything goes smoothly. The agent at the transport company will give you details on methods of shipping available, documents you will need for customs, paperwork that will need to be filled out, and what you will need to do to get your car ready for international travel. They will also let you know if you will be able to ship items along with your car, depending on the type of shipping you choose. If you will need to have someone pick your car up at your home or office and deliver it to the exit post nearest your location, or pick the car up in Port Elizabeth, your agent will include that in your total shipping cost. You can also speak to someone at U.S. Customs to get further information on international import and export regulations. If you would like more detailed information on the cost of shipping your car overseas and what you may need to do prior to shipping, you can read this article for more information.

Motor Vehicle Regulations in Port Elizabeth 

Port Elizabeth has strict policies on shipping a car into the city. The present regulations are as follows:

  • Only right-hand driving vehicles are allowed to be imported
  • Only one car per individual or family is allowed for import
  • Residents returning to South Africa must pay full import duties and taxes to customs.
  • Immigrants to Pretoria may not sell the vehicle for at least two years
  • Those who will be temporary residents will need to pay full import duties and taxes and must have a valid temporary import permit.
  • Foreign Diplomats do not pay any import duties or taxes but must provide their Diplomatic Certificate.
  • South African Embassy will provide a Special Import Permit when applied for while the car is still in the United States prior to importation, therefore, this must be taken care of prior to your entering Pretoria, South Africa.

 You will also need to provide the following paperwork to customs when your car reaches the checkpoint for clearance:

  • Temporary License
  • Passport
  • Bill of Sale
  • Import Permit
  • Original Vehicle Registration
  • Car Title
  • Forms D.A. 304A and P1.160 (three copies of each)

For more information on customs regulations, you can contact the South African Embassy in Washington, DC and they direct you to regulations pertaining to Port Elizabeth specifically.

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How to Ship 

You will have a few available ways to ship your car to Port Elizabeth. If you need to relocate any household goods with your car you will need to choose a method that allows transporting personal items. Before your car is shipped you will need to get a total price quote from the shipping agent that details shipping, pickup and/or delivery, and other fees that are included in your total cost. These are the ways you can have your car shipped to Port Elizabeth.

RoRo Shipping- When you use RoRo Shipping your car will be driven onto the carrier ship and secured into place for the overseas journey. When it arrives at the port of entry it will be driven off the ship. You cannot load any personal items into the car for RoRo Shipping. RoRo Shipping is the most preferred way to ship a car internationally and is also the least expensive way to ship.

Container Shipping- Shipping your car in a container is the best way to go when you have personal items that need to be shipped with your car. While it will cost a little more because you have to pay the container fee, it allows you to relocate with ease and have your personal possessions with you.

Air Shipping- When you need your car fast, Air Shipping is the way to go. When you ship by air you can have your car delivered much faster than when you ship by sea. You can also send personal items when you ship by air cargo.

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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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“I’m so glad I met you Joe!! A truly fortunate experience. Having to transport a car to Minnesota, I was stunned to see the company, who was supposed to take care of it, just vanish. I couldn’t reach them anymore, like they went bankrupt overnight. However, I was lucky enough to not pay anything, so I simply researched some more until I found A1 Auto Transport. Joe answered my call the first time and we soon agreed on a date and a quote. Unfortunately, I got caught up in work and forgot about it. The order was not confirmed, so Joe must’ve thought I changed my mind. I called him the next day and arranged for a new date. This time, I made a note on my phone and it went well. I replied to his email this time, and the driver arrived at a parking lot down the street on time, as promised. The driver was nice enough to not mention my previous mistake. He delivered my car in just 3 days. Upon careful inspection, there were no scratches or damage done to it during transport. Joe was there along with the driver and they both waited patiently until I was satisfied. Thanks!”

“I changed my home and had to move 3 vehicles from Washington to West Virginia. My delivery window was short, and I wanted to avoid asking friends to travel such a distance to help out. Due to our own moving schedule, the cars had to arrive on a deadline. We need them to get to work. Joe arranged for a truck to arrive the very next day. The price was good, and I didn’t need to pay any deposit. He took my calls every time throughout the shipment, so I always knew where my cars were. They all arrived in perfect shape on the earliest day they were estimated to arrive on. A1 Auto Transport offered an impeccable service, easy and prompt. If I ever need such services again, I’ll definitely call.”

“Well guys, this is the 5th. vehicle I have moved with you!! This one was for my daughter and as usual it all went great. John took the extra time to keep an eye on the tracking for me which was appreciated.”

“There isn’t enough kudos in the world to give to A1 Auto Transport. We needed two dozen sports and executive cars transported from Delaware to Miami, which included a brand new Audi A8 and a Tesla Roadster. You can see the careful planning they undertook to make sure every vehicle is secured and protected during the entire trip. Their drivers are professional and fully trained. They put our minds at ease by taking the most efficient route, making the whole transaction easy and problem-free. We had reservations at first, because it was our first time dealing with the company and assumed it might cost us a lot to move that many vehicles on the tight schedule we had. But A1 Auto Transport followed through with their promise to deliver the cars in pristine condition, and within the timeframe and price they quoted. Exceptional service.”

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