Verona, the famed city that William Shakespeare used in his antiquated tales of star crossed lovers Romeo and Juliette. The city that was once a large Romanesque empire, and now is a massive commercial business enterprise is a very popular city in Italy to move to from America. With the commercial empire rising annually, the workforce has been redeveloping since the early 1950’s and has grown by leaps and bounds since the mid 1990’s. Driving in the city can be expensive due to the rates of cab fares and public transportation and having your own car available will help you to cut expenses.
How to Ship a Car to Verona.
Shipping a car overseas to Verona must be completed by a professional auto transport company that is licensed and insured for international automobile transport. You will need to speak to an agent and will need to give them some paperwork that will verify your identity like your driver’s license and social security card. You’ll also need to fill the agent in on details about the type of car you have, the model and year of the car and whether it has been modified in any way. Shipping insurance is usually provided to cover any possible damages incurred during transport but you will want to verify the amount offered and if it is not enough to cover your car you may need to speak to your private insurance agent and add shipping insurance for international transport to your current policy. You will need to make a choice on how your car will be shipped overseas. The primary ways to ship a car internationally are:
RoRo-Simply put, RoRo transport is where your motor vehicle is rolled onto the ship at the exit port and rolled off the ship at the entry port in Verona. This method of shipping has been very popular since the mid 1970’s and is used for automobile transport every day of the year for millions of motor vehicles worldwide. Hundreds of vehicles can be loaded onto one transport carrier at a time which helps cut the cost of shipping for vehicle owners. While many people use air freight to ship cars, RoRo is a fast alternative that boasts a much smaller fee for transporting motor vehicles.
Container- Container shipping is more costly than RoRo but it is the preferred choice when you have an expensive or antique car or need to move personal items along with the car. Large 20 or 40 foot shipping containers that are sealed externally and internally are used to load motor vehicles and other merchandise in for overseas travel that is safely protected from the elements of weather and the sea. The only real drawback to shipping via container is that there are fewer container ships available and the time may be longer for delivery than when using RoRo to ship a car.
You will want to make sure that your car will be fully protected during transport and the way you prepare for shipping can help with that. Make sure you clean the car and remove all personal items from inside. You will also want to complete the pre-shipping inspection with the transport specialist to ensure that all areas of the car have been thoroughly checked before the car leaves the exit port.
Once Your Car Arrives in Verona.
Once your car arrives at the port in Verona, you will need to be physically present as it goes through the customs checkpoint. Verona, and all of Italy is fairly relaxed on automobile import regulations. You will need the basic paperwork like your driver’s license and motor vehicle registration for clearance and you will have to pay taxes and import duties when the car is being shipped. You will also be required to have local Italian license plates and a local Italian registration for the car in order to be able to drive it when in Italy. For registration you will also need the following documentation:
- Motor Vehicle Title.
- Proof of Residency showing whether it is going to be temporary or permanent.
- Tax Code Number (All residents must have a tax code number).
- Commercial Invoice for all new cars or Bill of Sale for all used cars.
- T2119 Application (Used Cars).
- Certificate of Commerce if the car is company car. When the car is a company car, the name of the driver must be listed in a signed and notarized statement at the time of vehicle registration in Italy.
- NP2B registration (Used Cars)
For more information on motor vehicle registration and regulations for driving in Verona you can check with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Italy. For all questions or concerns about shipping your motor vehicle internationally you can always speak to your automobile transport agent for the most up to date information and news on international shipping. The agent will also be able to help with paperwork and other exceptions that you will need to take care of prior to shipping your car.
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.