Ship Your Car To Or From Quillacollo, Bolivia
The city of Quillacollo is the administrative headquarters and capital of Quillacollo Province in Bolivia. It was established in 1905 while under the rule of Ismail Montes. This particular location is along the busiest stretches of the highway where it connects to the city of Cochabamba. While Quillacollo is mainly a market town with lots of agrarian hinterland but in recent years, it has adopted a more modern approach and houses a court and relevant industries.
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For people who are looking to move to Quillacollo, having your own vehicle is an asset. However, it is important to note that since 2008, Bolivia does not allow any used vehicles to be imported especially, if it is older than four years from manufacture. In addition, no truck, bus, or commercial vehicles that are more than six years of age will be allowed into the country.
Because the coastline is not easily accessible from Bolivia, your vehicle cannot be shipped directly from the United States to Bolivia using freight ships. You can also choose Port of Iquique or the Arica port in Chile and then it will be transported or driven across to Quillacollo in Bolivia. Your shipping agent from A-1 Auto Transport Service will be able to assist you in making the right decision on where to import your vehicle. If you are looking to get an estimate on the cost of shipping your car, you can expect to pay $2,200 to $4,600. These figures will be determined by the size of your vehicle. There are additional costs associated with auto import which can cost between $500 and $1,000.
Once your vehicle makes it to the Bolivian border, it will clear customs before being released. You will need to work with your shipping agent to determine how to get your vehicle from the port in Chile to your location in Quillacollo, Bolivia. However, you can collect it from the port and drive it on your own if you are looking to cut costs.
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Shipping A Vehicle To Bolivia
These documents will need by Bolivia Customs Authority to be submitted for verification and validity of the import of your vehicle. You will need to make copies of these documents in order to show them when requested. These documents include:
- Proof of insurance
- Purchase Invoice
- Description of your vehicle
- Certificate of Origin
- You will also need a technical report
You will need to show the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency that you are the true owner of the vehicle before it can be shipped. You will need to provide a bill of sale that has your name on it. If you have a lien against your vehicle, you will need to have it cleared or you will need written authorization from the lienholder allowing you to import your vehicle to Bolivia.
The Bolivian Customs Authority will need to also see proof of your vehicle registration and your driver’s license prior to your import date. For any concerns regarding restrictions, you can contact the Bolivian Embassy located in the U.S.
Freight Shipping Methods
When you are making your arrangements for importing your vehicle, you will need to determine if Roll On/ Roll Off (RORO) is the best shipping option for you or if you may benefit from choose container shipping.
The Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method allows your vehicle to be driven onto the deck of a ship where it is fastened down for the trip. If this is the method you opt for, your vehicle will need to be completely cleaned inside and out, personal belongings and air conditioning gas have to be removed. You are only allowed to keep inside a spare tire, car jack, extra set of keys and floor mats. It is also recommended that only 25% of the gas tank is full.
However, if you have an expensive vehicle or need to transport your household and personal belongings, then container shipping might be a better option. You have a choice of selecting a 20 feet or larger 40 feet container and after your vehicle and other items are secured inside, it is sealed and put in the cargo ship. It will be opened in the presence of Bolivian Customs officials.
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