Ship Your Car To Or From Umeå, Sweden
Umeå Is located in the northern part of Sweden and is the capital of Västerbotten County. It is also located on the Ume River and is counted as the one of the largest city in Norrland.
If you want to bring your vehicle to Sweden when you come for an extended stay, you will need to pay a few, pay the taxes, and deal with all types of paperwork. There are stringent import guidelines as per the Swedish Customs Authority that need to adhere to when you plan to ship your car from USA to Sweden.
Sweden has a stable economy so it’s easy to ship your vehicle there but, you do need to keep in mind a few important details. Duty fees and taxes can be very expensive so you want to do whatever you need to do in order to avoid paying more. By hiring a shipping agent from A-1 Auto Transport Service to assist you in the entire process can lower the cost and time considerably. With over 20 years of professional experience in shipping cars to Sweden, we understand that vehicle requirements and pertinent documents are in order and meet the standard requirements. This helps to avoid delays. Additionally, we have a strong network of trusted shipping gents that go that extra mile to assist you through the process in Sweden. They will help you avail all the tax exemptions that your vehicle is eligible for.
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Shipping a car to Umeå can cost anywhere between $2100 and $5000 to ship. This price is based on the standard size vehicle and no taxes and duties are figured in this price. It’s easier and cheaper to ship a motorcycle or smaller vehicle.
You will need to pay close attention to the requirements and rules or regulations that are associated with transporting a vehicle. Any delays or not having the proper paperwork can cost you more money. Your shipping agent can go over these fees and rules and regulations with you.
Documents for Shipping Vehicles
In order to clear U.S Customs as well as the port in Sweden, you will need to have a large amount of paperwork necessary to prove that your vehicle is yours. You can make copies for these documents and keep the originals for your records. These documents include:
- Valid passport
- International driver’s license
- A detailed bill that shows where you purchased the vehicle
- Original title to the vehicle
- Proof of a current insurance policy
- Swedish insurance while you are driving in Umeå
You, the owner of the vehicle, will need to be present at the port in Sweden to claim the vehicle once it clears customs. If you are unable to be there, you can rely on your shipping agent by signing a power of attorney that allows them to pick the vehicle up for you in your absence.
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Regulations for Imported Motor Vehicles
Swedish regulations are in effect regarding importing a vehicle. It is your responsibility to adhere to these regulations throughout the process. One regulation states that any vehicle coming into Sweden will need to be owned by you for a period of at least twelve months. Once your vehicle is in Sweden, you won’t be able to sell the vehicle for one year. The U.S driving license issued to you while you were in the United States can be used for a period of one year in Sweden. Once it expires, you will need to obtain a Swedish driver’s license.
In order to get tax exemption on your import, you cannot have another import for a period of three years. You will need to show Swedish government proof that you are able to stay in Sweden if you plan to stay for more than three months. You will be required to apply for a personal ID number issued in Sweden. You can find the paperwork at the Swedish Tax Office. You will be responsible for paying a 25% VAT in addition to all taxes and duties for importing your vehicle.
One important detail that you will need to decide on before your import request is complete is if you want to ship your vehicle by way of Roll On/ Roll Off or container shipping. If you choose Roll On/ Roll Off, your vehicle will be driven directly onto the deck of a freighter ship where it is strapped down in a bay to keep it from moving while the ship is in motion. You will only be charged for your spot on the ship deck in the bay. You will have to prepare your vehicle for shipment if you choose this method.
Container shipping is another option which gives your vehicle protection from the weather and flying debris that sometimes occurs while at sea. You will choose from a 20 or 40 foot container.
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