Shipping a vehicle overseas is not a simple process, but it can be less complicated when you hire the right shipping service. Other than hiring the right transport company, there are things you can do to insure that the process goes smoothly. It is recommended that you avoid driving the vehicle you’re planning to ship after it has been fully serviced, inspected and documented.
Find Out if your Insurance Policy Covers International Shipping.
Even though your car has insurance and the shipping service is covered to transport your vehicle, you still may need additional coverage. Reputable shipping companies have coverage shippers can purchase for protection in the event of an accident or theft. Typically, this extra insurance is only going to cover a total loss, which means if the ship sinks and the car cannot be recovered.
Documents You Will Need to Transport a Car Overseas.
- Drivers License.
- Passport and Visa.
- Title and Registration.
- Original Seaway and Airway Bill.
- Spare Car Keys.
Benefits of Transporting a Vehicle Overseas.
It is more of a luxury to have your vehicle transported into countries that already have public transportation options, but when it comes to Sfax, public transportation services are not as developed. Currency issues and language barriers are another common reason why using public transportation isn’t the best option. If you are going into Sfax for employment, it is best to have a personal vehicle if you don’t live near where you will be working.
Who can pick up the Vehicle?
Anyone chosen by the shipper can retrieve the car after it has been delivered. The shipper will need to inform the shipping service if someone else will be picking up the car a few days prior to shipping. The cosigner will need to produce their photo ID, title and notarized letter of permission or Customs cannot release the vehicle. Contact the Embassy of Tunisia with any concerns.
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.