Selfoss is situated on the bank of River Ölfusá in the southern part of Iceland. It is part of the Arborg municipality and the Icelandic Ring Road goes through this town and the towns of Hella and Hveragerði.
It is also the center of the commerce industry and is the largest residential area in the southern Iceland.
Moving from the United States to Iceland is going to be easy to do with the experienced help of A1 Auto Transport Service. With over twenty years of shipping around the world, we can assist you in shipping your vehicle to Selfoss.
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Regulations for Importing Automobiles to Iceland.
When you ship your vehicle to Selfoss, it is very important that you follow the rules and regulations. Your vehicle can only be owned by you for six months before you ship to Iceland. You will also need to be living in the United States for at least twelve months before you can ship to Selfoss. You can contact Icelandic Custom Authority for more information regarding the laws on importing your vehicle out. If you leave Selfoss, you will also be required to take your vehicle with you when you go. You will first need to authenticate your passport beforehand so that you are eligible to take the vehicle delivery in Iceland. As per the taxes, you are charged 10% of the cost of goods plus any shipping charges. There is an additional 25.5% tax when you want to leave Iceland.
At A1 Auto Transport, we will work with you to help you complete all the necessary documentation on importing your vehicle so you are able to meet their criteria. Both customs department in Iceland and the United States will need to verify that you are able to export and import your vehicle legally. If there are any discrepancies, the vehicle delivery will be delayed until the problem is resolved.
The Iceland customs department will require that documentation requesting importation will need to be submitted at least seven days in advance. You will need to submit the following documentation:
- Driver's license of United States and Iceland.
- Title deed in owner's name.
- Insurance proof.
- Certificate of Declaration of Duty-Free Import.
- Residence Visa/Work permit.
- Purchase invoice.
- Freight shipping invoice.
- Bill of Lading.
Transferring a vehicle to Iceland.
When you want to transfer your vehicle to Iceland, you will need to register that vehicle in the United States first. You will need to have lived outside of Iceland for no less than one year before your import is processed. The time limit required for importing a vehicle is thirty days or less. Before your export date, transportation and export fees will need to be cleared first. A quote from A1 Auto Transport is going to help you plan and be prepared for your final total. Your total will depend on a number of factors including what shipping method you prefer.
The Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method is the most preferred method of shipping a vehicle because it is the most affordable way. Container shipping protects your car so it's safer during transport and not exposed to the many elements of weather. A1 Auto Transport Service can go over both of these shipping methods and help you come up with a solution that is right for your import. You can find out more about importing a vehicle by contacting the Embassy of Iceland in the United States.
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.