Seongnam-si is the second largest city in South Korea's Province of Gyeonggi. It ranks as the tenth largest city in South Korea as the population there has reached to about one million.
Seongnam-si is considered the satellite city of Seoul and is a member of the Seongnam National Capital Area.
Import U.S registered a vehicle to South Korea.
If you want to import your vehicle from the United States to Seongnam-si, you must consider all the factors that go into importing, including hiring a dependable and reliable shipping company like A1 Auto Transport service. With over two decades of solid experience in the business, we understand what it takes to successfully ship your vehicle from the United States to anywhere in the world. A1 Auto Transport will assist you in following all the rules and guidelines necessary to successfully import a vehicle to South Korea.
We will assist you to avoid delays because we know what it takes to successfully import a vehicle without any complications, saving you time and money. You will first need to determine which port you will be exporting the car in the United States. This will depend on where your vehicle is currently located. There are a number of port cities around the American coastal line. Once you find a port, you may want to choose the door-to-port service which will bring your vehicle from your home to the port for you.
Requirements to import to Seongnam-si.
There are a few laws that must be followed when importing to Seongnam-si. If you are planning to stay in Seongnam-si for at least six months, you are allowed to ship your vehicle here. No Japanese vehicles are allowed to be imported in the country. Any vehicle that can seat more than ten passengers will not be allowed to be imported. The vehicle should be owned by you for at least three months before you have it shipped. Vehicles are considered part of household goods as long as they are imported within six months after you move to Seongnam-si so you will not need to pay any taxes to bring it over. When importing your vehicle, you will need to bring the following documentation:
- Custom declaration.
- One year work permit.
- Proof of insurance.
- Full details of the vehicle.
- Passport of the owner.
Your vehicle will need to clear customs as well as the Korean Customs Service before entering. You will also need to make sure that you have paid the duty and tax due on new or used vehicles. In order to determine the tax amount, new vehicles are based on the size of the engine. If the vehicle is not part of the household goods, there are a number of checks that will be completed in order to determine whether or not it can be imported; noise and vibration inspections, emissions inspections, and Korea Automobile Test and Research Institute, which will handle testing the vehicles too. In order to clear customs, you will need to provide the following documents or a copy of each:
- Proof of purchase of the vehicle.
- Insurance proof.
- Vehicle registration.
Opt For Varied Shipping Methods.
Before you are provided with the final quote, you will need to pick the freight shipping method. And it is likely that you want to save as much money as possible. You have two shipping options to choose from that will be determined by what type of transport you are looking for, what size do you need, and does it matter if it is exposed to the weather or not.
Container shipping is one shipping method where the car will be placed inside a container measuring either 20 foot or 40 foot total. Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method allows your car to be driven onto the ship before leaving the U.S port and driving off once it reaches the port in South Korea. It is secured on the deck of the ship during transport.
It's important that A1 Auto Transport Service agent or you note any scratches and dents in the vehicle prior to shipping and document each one. You may want to also take pictures of these as well. Once it reaches the destination, you will be able to assess your vehicle and verify the overall condition. To learn more about shipping to South Korea, contact the Embassy of South Korea located 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.