Ulsan is officially known as the Ulsan Metropolitan City and it’s the seventh largest metropolis in South Korea. It shares its city limits with Busan and Gyeongju.
Ulsan is the hub and powerhouse of the South Korea’s industry. Those who want to get their vehicles imported from the US would need to take a look at the logistics of the process and that’s why working with a professional shipping company like the A1 Auto Transport is definitely going to help. We have more than 20 years worth of international shipping experience and we understand every single aspect of the requirements of South Korea. It is extremely important to find a reputable company to handle your vehicle shipment. They are going to take care of everything and are going to ensure minimum delays and are going to make the entire process hassle-free and effortless. The departure port that you are going to choose is going to depend on the location of your vehicle. However, the closest port is definitely not going to be hard to find. A1 Auto offers door-to-port services so you don’t have to worry about it.
When it comes to the shipping requirements, you would need to import a vehicle if you plan to stay for at least 6 months. However, Japanese cares are not allowed in the country as well as vehicles that could seat more than 10 people. Some of the other requirements of South Korean Customs Authority include:
- You should have owned it for at least 3 months ahead.
- Considered household good if imported within the first 6 months of your move.
- No taxes if it’s considered a household good.
There are also documentations that you would need to hand over to authorities which include:
- Purchase invoice with details of the vehicle.
- Proof of purchase.
- Passport of the owner.
- Insurance of the car.
- Customs declaration forms completed.
- Valid work permit for at least a year.
There are also a few inspections that you would need to undergo upon arrivals such as the emission inspection, the vibration and noise inspection as well as getting an approval from the Korea Automobile Test and Research Institute. If you want to clear the customs quickly, you need to provide:
- Insurance documents.
- Ownership proof.
- Registration and documentation.
Different Shipping Methods.
When it comes to choosing a shipping method, you only have two main ways to go:
This particular method, which is also the cheapest one, would require you to drive the car on its own wheels on the shipping deck. It’s then going to be properly secured in order to prevent any potential damages. This is the most commonly used shipping method by manufacturers.
- Container Shipping.
This method is definitely more expensive, but the added value makes up for it. Your car would be placed within a container and you’d be presented with the opportunity to store other personal belongings within it. The method also offers a quicker transportation process and you’d be given the opportunity to pick a particular arrival date.
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.