Salvador is the capital of the northeastern state Bahia and it is known for the architecture which is inherited from the Portuguese colony. The serene and beautiful city attracts, returning citizens, students, and tourists from all over the world.
Additionally, employment opportunities attract expatriates. Thus, if you intend moving here, one of the important aspects would be to bring over your vehicle with you for easier and faster commuting.
The truth is that shipping a car to any country outside of the US is going to require you to handle certain procedures and to fill out quite a lot of paperwork and present it to the U.S and Brazil Customs. This, however, isn’t as stressful as you might believe and if you have a A1 Auto Transport working with you the procedure is going to be rather seamless. What is more, the country doesn’t make it hard for you to import a car. What is more, having a car in the country is definitely beneficial and much more convenient. The roads in the country are properly maintained and the majority of them are a pleasure to drive through. However, there are some which aren’t but the government is working to get them fixed soon.
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Requirements for shipping.
The Brazil allows everyone to import a car as long as the car is new. The only exception is when the car is over 30 years of age as it’s considered to be a classic one or it has an antique status. Another restriction is concerned with the emission and safety standards of the country. You have to be aware of that and make contact with the Ministry of Transport to get them all sorted out in advance. At A1 Auto Transport service, we take care of the procedures.
You will also need to get an import authorization for the vehicle as well as an approval from the department of the environmental affairs. You need to present these at the destination port in person or through your shipping agent in order to get the clearance. All of the vehicles need to pass the emission tests and you need to provide additional documentation which includes:
- Registration documents.
- Title deed.
- Ownership proof.
- Proof of passing the aforementioned tests.
- Picture ID or License.
You can contact the Embassy of Brazil should you need any further information regarding the entire process. It is important to remember that before you start you need the import authorization from SISCOMEX which controls the foreign imports/exports in the country. Additionally, if the vehicle meets the noise and emission standards in Brazil, the “Licença para Uso da Configuração do Veículo ou Motor” (LCVM) will be issued.
Available Shipping Methods.
There are two main shipping methods which the majority of people prefer to use when importing a car into the country. The first one is called Roll On/Roll Off. The name stands for itself – you drive the vehicle on its own wheels on a shipping deck and it’s fastened and secured on the freight carrier. It’s not allowed to have any other personal belongings within the car. This is the cheapest and fastest water-bound transportation method.
Container shipping, on the other hand, might be more expensive and slower but it’s more convenient if you have to transport other belongings with the car. You get to choose between a 20ft and a 40ft container and fill it with as many belongings as you want.
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