Vina del Mar is a bustling city that is located in the central part of the coast of Chile. It is located in the Valparaiso Region and it is currently the fourth largest city in the country. It is known for the tourist resorts and other entertaining venues.
The city has a great impact on the economy as it attracts a lot of tourists every year. Some of the ports in Chile include San Antonia, Arica as well as the Valparaiso. The travel time is around two or three weeks but that would strongly depend on your U.S location.
Costs for shipping the vehicle.
The majority of the steps which need to be taken in order to get your vehicle shipped will be implemented by A1 Auto Transport service, your chosen international shipping service. However, there are some things that you would need to decide for yourself. For example, the total price quote will depend on the method of transportation that you have chosen. This means that if you decide to drive the car to the domestic U.S port, it’s going to be cheaper. Of course, A1 Auto Transport service can always pick up your car from the doorstep and deliver it as needed, but that will be an additional cost. However, you can discuss the details of the services and shipping services that we offer.
Another thing that would have an impact on the cost is the method that you choose. You can choose between the container shipping or by the RORO method, which is short for Roll-on/Roll-off. The latter would require the vehicle to be driven on a ramp and fastened to it. The RORO method is generally a lot cheaper but you don’t have the protection of a container so it might not be a good idea if your car is a luxury or expensive brand.
We will give you the exact quote once we are aware of: the deliver method, the shipping option, size of the car, make, model, year of manufacture of the car. Import duties and taxes are also calculated to give you the final quote.
The truth is that the A1 Auto Transport is going to handle the majority of paperwork, but still, you would have to do some of it yourself. You would need to submit to us the documents pertaining to the details of the vehicle (year, model, make and VIN of the car). The VIN is unique for every car and it is given by the manufacturer. You would also need:
- Bill of sale.
- Title deed.
- Insurance certificate.
- Driver’s license/passport as proof of ownership.
These documents are required to be submitted much before the vehicle ships out of U.S so you can receive clearance from the customs. You should also be aware that you would need to establish eligibility of your vehicle. For instance, if you have a lien, you would have to get the authorization of the holder prior to shipping the car. You can refer to the Title 19 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations for further details.
Before you ship the car you would have to fill a certificate with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. This should be done 72 hours before the departure, but make sure that you allow it more time just in case. You would need the document at the departure port.
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.