The second largest city in Belize, San Ignacio is the center for the cultural and economic development in the country. It is a popular tourist destination due to the tropical location. Thus, whether you are retiring to Belize or moving for work, you will benefit by importing your personal vehicle as public transportation isn’t very reliable. If you are contemplating shipping your vehicle to San Ignacio, the first step should be about finding the most professional international shipping company that will help complete the formalities and is conversant with the nuances of custom regulations in Belize. We at A1 Auto Transport service would like to step in as we bring over 2 decades of experience in commercial and private vehicle shipping internationally.
Offering a range of services, right from picking your vehicle from your home to delivery at the U.S port and helping you select the best method of freight shipping, we’ll be with you at every step.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to San Ignacio
|New York, NY to (New York port) to San Ignacio||$275||$3950||5+17 days|
|Los Angeles to (California port) to San Ignacio||$350||$4550||5+26 days|
|San Ignacio to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV||$450||$4550||5+26 days|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to San Ignacio||$475||$4550||6+26 days|
|San Ignacio to (California port) to Seattle, WA||$550||$4550||6+26 days|
|Columbus, OH to (New York port) to San Ignacio||$550||$3950||5+17 days|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to San Ignacio||$575||$3950||6+17 days|
|San Ignacio to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA||$700||$3950||6+17 days|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to San Ignacio||$775||$4550||7+26 days|
|San Ignacio to (New York port) to Houston, TX||$1,075||$3950||7+17 days|
*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.
Key considerations for shipping to San Ignacio.
There are multiple processes to adhere to and host of paperwork that needs to be verified by the Belize Customs and Excise Department before you are given the possession of the vehicle. To start with, you have to prove that you are the owner of the vehicle and will have to submit the driver’s license and passport to verify your identity. Additionally, other pertinent documents include:
- Original purchase invoice of the vehicle. It needs to have all information about the VIN (vehicle identification number), chassis number, make, model and year of manufacture.
- Clear title deed in the owner’s name. If there is a lien on the car, written authorization from the lender giving clearance for shipping is needed.
- License plate.
- Insurance certificate.
- Emission certificate.
Shipping details and methods to consider
Usually it takes about a fortnight to get your vehicle delivered in San Ignacio, if everything goes off smoothly including the weather. However, delays are not uncommon and that is why it is essential to discuss the details of the shipping with the transporter. Only after the custom and duties have been paid, the vehicle will be handed over to the owner or authorized representative.
Total shipping cost is calculated on the basis of the type of shipping method you select, shipping company’s fee, insurance and the custom duties that are applicable based on the current resale value of the car. The main cost of the shipping depends upon whether you have selected RORO or Container shipping.
- RORO method: Your car is driven on and off the ship using ramps. You are only charged for the space used by the car on the deck. However, as a measure of precaution against theft and pilferage, you are not allowed to keep anything inside the car. For smooth custom clearance and no quarantine, clean your car before you ship it.
- 20 ft. /40 ft. container shipping: You can hire a whole 20 feet or 40 feet container, secure your car along with other goods that need to be moved and then it is sealed. This protects the vehicle completely. However, it is much more expensive than RORO.
Import laws and custom regulations keep changing and that is why it is good to connect with the Embassy of Belize before you ship out the vehicle from USA.
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.
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.