Tilburg is a small city in the Netherlands when compared to many other cities. What it lacks in size though, it makes up in large entertainment. Art shows and exciting festivals are held throughout the year and the city has many beautiful parks and museums for residents and tourists to enjoy daily. Tilburg is considered a relaxing city to live in, and shipping your car to the city should seem just as relaxing as relocating to live there is. When you hire a professional auto transport company to take care of relocation of your car for you, you can sit back and relax and know that all will be taken care of. You will, of course, have some legwork to do, but the majority of the hard work will be completed by the agents and staff at the transport company. You will need to give some very important paperwork to your shipping agent to begin your international shipping ventures. Some of the paperwork includes:
- Driver’s License
- Social Security Card
- Power of Attorney
- Insurance Certificate
- Title to Car
- Registration to Car
Your agent will let you know what other forms of paperwork they will need to process your shipping request and to have your car to you in the quickest time possible. You will also want to check with Customs in the United Stated to get information on specific exportation rules when exporting from the U.S. to the Netherlands. Your personal shipping agent will discuss the cost of shipping with you, what will need to be done to prepare your car for relocation, and documents that you may need for customs officials when your car reaches Tilburg. You can gather some great information on international shipping by reading this article on the cost of shipping overseas.
Before your car is even shipped to Tilburg you will want to know what needs to be done in order to prepare for the customs clearance when the car arrives at the entry port to be taken to Tilburg. Officials will need to see some of the following paperwork as they work on the customs inspection:
- Photo Identification
- Visa showing residency status
- Title of Car
- Original Bill of Sale to Car
- Car Insurance Certificate
- Import Duty Exemption Permit (if permanent resident)
If you are a permanent resident you can apply in advance for import and tax exemption by filing an application with the nearest customs office. Whether you are a resident or a tourist, you must have owned your car for at least six months prior to importing to Tilburg. Non-residents will be liable to pay VAT (Value Added Tax) as well as a Green Tax (Environmental Tax) and Import Duties.
How to Ship
Tilburg is a landlocked city and many people have their cars and other personal items flown in on cargo planes. While this is an available option, shipping by ocean carrier is the preferred way to have a car shipped internationally. Your car would be shipped to the nearest sea port available for Tilburg and then either driven to your location or transported by train or tractor-trailer truck to Tilburg. The most used way to ship a car overseas is Roll-on Roll-off shipping. With this type of shipping, your car will need to be cleaned completely and you cannot have any paperwork or personal matter left inside of the car for travel overseas. Many people ship their car in a container on a cargo ship. Containers allow for personal matter to be shipped at the same time the car is shipped. This is a great benefit for those who have relocated and need to have their household goods shipped to their new home at the same time their car is shipped.
For more excellent information on customs regulations and importing your car and other goods to Tilburg, you can contact the Netherlands Embassy and they can direct you to valuable resources that you can use during your relocation to the Netherlands.
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.