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Ship Car To Port Elizabeth

🇿🇦 South Africa, (ZA)

Ship Car To Port Elizabeth
🇿🇦 South Africa, (ZA)

Car Shipping Port Elizabeth

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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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