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Ship Car To Surabaya

🇮🇩 Indonesia, (ID)

Ship Car To Surabaya
🇮🇩 Indonesia, (ID)

Car Shipping Surabaya

Surabaya is the capital of the Jawa Timur which is located on the northeastern island of Java. It is the second largest city in Indonesia and it’s the third largest metropolitan area as well after Jakarta and Bandung.

There are a lot of restrictions that you would have to go through when importing a vehicle but you have to know that transporting a car is more than possible. Furthermore, you want to know that there are exemptions if you are on a diplomatic mission. New cars could also be imported but you would have to pay a 300% tax on them based on the particular value of the vehicle. Whether you want to get your car into Indonesia basically depends on how much you need it.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Surabaya

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
Surabaya to (California port)
to San Jose, CA
$200$23005+29 days
Surabaya to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$34005+42 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Surabaya
$450$23005+29 days
Portland, OR to (California port)
to Surabaya
$475$23006+29 days
Surabaya to (California port)
to Seattle, WA
$550$23006+29 days
Surabaya to (New York port)
to Columbus, OH
$550$34005+42 days
Detroit, MI to (New York port)
to Surabaya
$575$34006+42 days
Surabaya to (New York port)
to Chicago, IL
$675$34006+42 days
Surabaya to (California port)
to Denver, CO
$775$23007+29 days
Houston, TX to (New York port)
to Surabaya
$1,075$34007+42 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.

Required Documents.

There are plenty of papers to submit to get the import validation from Indonesian Customs department. The documentation that you would need includes:

  • Original passport valid for at least 12 months.
  • Original working permit.
  • Original Residence permit.
  • Customs Application.
  • Guarantee from the bank.
  • Vaccinations on occasion.
  • Inventory of the vehicle/container.

Tax exemption Regulations.

There are a lot of regulations that have to be abided by. You would have to clear customs as all the shipments are 100% inspected. You have to understand that if you are a returning citizen who has lived abroad for at least 3 years and you must be the owner of the vehicle /household goods for a minimum of 2 years. That’s going to allow you to import your items duty free.

Furthermore, you have to understand that there is only one shipment of household goods allowed per family. Furthermore, all the cargo/vehicle must arrive within 3 months after a KITAS Card has been issued. It is widely unwise to ship in boxes as this could delay the shipping clearance.

Indonesia is definitely a place that’s hard to get clearance. Normal clearances are going to take between 7 and 10 days to get cleared if all the documentation is in order. The average time to obtain the document certifying legal work and residence permits are going to take between two and four weeks after the arrival and the visa is valid for one year and issued by Embassy of Indonesia. It is highly recommended that the shipper prepares a list of all the documentation that needs to be obtained as he would know what is necessary.

Shipping Options.

Shipping methods vary but the two most preferable ones are RoRo and Container Shipping. RoRo is quite convenient if you want to get the delivery quick. However, you won’t be able to ship additional goods with this method and you need to make sure that the vehicle is thoroughly cleared. You can’t leave nothing but the car jack, floor mats and spare tire in it. You can also use container shipment if you want to ensure the protection of your vehicle as the car would be shipped in a container which is thoroughly enclosed. You can ship additional goods until you fill up the container. Of course, you could also go for air shipping but that’s the most expensive method and a lot of people stay away from it.

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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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