San Miguel Petapa is located just south of the city of Guatemala and is also is a municipality in Guatemala. With more people moving to different cities for work or after retirement, Guatemala is no different. If you are moving here for any reason, you might want to import your vehicle.
Your vehicle will end up in one of the two major Guatemalan ports - The Puerto Santo tomas de Castilla port or the Puerto Barrios Port. You will want to research these ports before you begin the process of importing your vehicle.
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Get marine insurance.
You will want to make sure that you have proper marine insurance. This type of insurance is not the same as regular insurance; the coverage is based on traveling across the sea in order to reach your destination. Some import quotes have already figured this type of insurance into the cost that is quoted to you so before you buy, you will want to ask.
Your car will be exported from a port in Florida, Port Everglades. This is the largest port in the United States that handles auto shipping around the world. You can visit the Guatemalan Embassy to find out more about importing taxes and fees as well as scheduling a date for export. Exporting a vehicle doesn't occur every day so planning ahead is almost mandatory. The average wait time for exporting vehicles to Guatemala is ten to fifteen days.
Cost of Shipping to Guatemala.
If you plan to ship to Guatemala, you will to know how much you will pay in both taxes and shipping fees. The total amount you will pay is determined by the evaluated vehicle value, year of manufacture, shipping and insurance costs. Sales tax is levied at a standard rate of 12%, which is determined by the sum of the CIF value as well as the applicable duty fees.
Needed documentation for verification.
You will need to make sure that you have the right amount of paperwork to in order to complete your application for import. You will also need to have a valid visa in your hand.
Before you ship to San Miguel Petapa, you need to know the requirements, for example, your vehicle cannot be driven into Guatemala, if it is more than ten years old for cars or thirteen years old for trucks. You must have a clear title to your vehicle and show proof of your ownership of the vehicle. You can check the Guatemalan Customs website for more information on what you need to have in order to import. Not preparing your vehicle for importing can delay or even quarantine your vehicle delaying your vehicle for a while.
Available Shipping Methods.
Roll On/ Roll Off Method: There are two different ways to ship a vehicle, one of which is the Roll On/ Roll Off method. This method of shipping is the most affordable way to ship your vehicle from the United States to Guatemala. It is easy to ship your vehicle to Guatemala as long as you have a shipping agent like A1 Auto transport Service to help.
Container shipping is another method of shipping a vehicle to Guatemala. This type of shipping involves your vehicle going into a secure container where it is large enough to add personal items as well. Once the container is loaded, your container is sealed up and then placed onto the deck of the ship where it will be fastened down for transport.
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.
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