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Shipping A Car To Thailand

Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?

  • Most cars shipped to Thailand from the U.S. cost between $2,400 and $5,900 to transport.
  • Costs can fluctuate based on the size and type of vehicle, as well as the location it’s being shipped from in the United States.

Importing a vehicle into Thailand for your own personal use can be overwhelming if you do not have the correct documents and knowledge, in addition to a trustworthy and reliable auto transport company.   The first step in the process is to determine whether the vehicle will be in Thailand permanently or temporarily.  If you only intend to keep the vehicle in Thailand for less than 6 months, then it is best to follow the temporary import process.  Any longer than 6 months however requires the permanent import process.

TEMPORARY IMPORT

Although no customs duties, taxes, or fees are payable for the temporary import of a vehicle, a bank guarantee or cash deposit must be secured in the total amount, in case the vehicle is not re-exported out within the time period allowed (6 months).  Upon timely exportation, the importer will receive back his/her cash deposit or bank guarantee.

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Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Thailand

  1. Special Goods Declaration (along with at least 5 copies)
  2. Vehicle Registration certificate 
  3. International Driver’s License and Passport for vehicle owner
  4. Application form for temporary import of vehicle
  5. Commercial Invoice
  6. Re-Export Contract
  7. Import declaration form
  8. Proforma invoice
  9. Bill of lading

Procedure:

  • Either the importer or the car transport agent submits the above documentation to Customs at the port of entry.
  • Customs checks off all documentation, assigns a Declaration number, and then calculates the amount due for taxes and duties.
  • The importer/agent gives the Cashier Office either a cash deposit or bank guarantee covering the full amount calculated.
  • The importer presents proof of deposit guarantee to Customs.
  • Customs inspects vehicle and belongings, and then returns ONE copy of the Goods Declaration to the importer.  The importer MUST present this copy upon exportation of the vehicle.

For further information upon re-exportation of a vehicle imported temporarily, please check the Thailand Customs website at www.customs.go.th/.

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PERMANENT IMPORT

Significant differences in import policies apply for new vehicles and used vehicles.  The most important of which is the need for an “Import Permit” from the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce which is required only for used vehicles PRIOR to shipping the used car into Thailand.

Documents Needed:

  • Import Goods Declaration (along with at least 3 copies)
  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Release Order
  • Insurance Invoice
  • Passport
  • House Certificate and an ID Card (used cars only)
  • Vehicle Registration (used cars only)
  • IMPORT PERMIT (used cars only)

Procedure:

  1. Either the importer or the car transport agent submits the above documentation to Customs at the port of entry.
  2. Customs checks off all documentation, assigns a Declaration number, and then calculates the amount due for taxes and duties.
  3. The importer/agent pays to the Cashier Office all of the liable taxes and duties.
  4. The importer shows receipt for payment to Customs, so the vehicle can be released from Customs custody.

Because of the extensive documentation needed, and the complex procedure, it is in your best interest to hire a reputable auto transport company.  Armed with the best resources and supported by a great company, importing your vehicle into Thailand can be easier than you may think.

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