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Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is the second most popular urban area in New Zealand located between the Rimutaka Range and Cook Strait at the south-western tip of the North Island. Wellington was ranked 12th in the world by Mercer quality of living survey, 2014.

The process to import your own vehicle in Wellington can be a complex process. However, if you have an appropriate support from a well-established transport company, the story can be a little different. Also, in compliance with all legal requirements; the imported vehicles are required to pass a certification process given by a NZTA- approved certifier. During certification, your vehicle needs to pass the physical inspection and other test that ensures the efficient working of your car as per Wellington standards.

It is preferable to check the NZTA website before any shipping arrangement is made. Additionally, ensure that the certification proof is available with you well before the registration process starts as it is important.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Wellington

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
Whangarei to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$41505+34 days
Whangarei to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$33505+27 days
Whangarei to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$41505+34 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Whangarei
$450$33505+27 days
Whangarei to (California port)
to Seattle, WA
$550$33506+27 days
Whangarei to (New York port)
to Detroit, MI
$575$41506+34 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Whangarei
$675$41506+34 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Whangarei
$775$33507+27 days
Memphis, TN to (New York port)
to Whangarei
$800$41506+34 days
Dallas, TX to (California port)
to Whangarei
$1,025$33507+27 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Exemptions on Import duty.

Except for the motorhomes that are liable to pay 10% custom duty, there is no tariff duties imposed on personal use vehicles in New Zealand. A small import entry transaction fee along with biosecurity system entry levy is imposed on the vehicles worth $1000. The IETF costs around $29.26 whereas, the biosecurity system entry levy is payable to the Ministry for Primary Industries which costs $17.63. Also, charges under ‘Goods and Services Tax (GST)’ are calculated based on the CIF (Cost + Insurance + Freight) value of the vehicle by New Zealand. Currently, 15% tax is the flat rate in New Zealand.

Are you planning to move into New Zealand permanently with your vehicle? Well in that case you need to submit or verify your proof of residency on the importation date so that GST and custom duty in case of motorhome will be waived. Following are the examples of permit documents used to verify residency,

  • Current residence Visa for New Zealand or permit.
  • Current permit or RETURNING Visa.
  • Passport for New Zealand.
  • Passport for Australia.
  • Current working permit for at least 12 months in New Zealand or visa.
  • Current visitor’s permit for at least 3 years into New Zealand or visa.

Ministry for Primary Industries initially proceeds with immediate inspection and cleaning of the vehicle as soon as the vehicle is arrived into New Zealand. Further, it moves to the customs department for complete clearance.

Documents Needed for Import.

When the vehicle is getting examined for final clearance, it is time when necessary documents needs to be provided to the authority by the importer. The requested documents include,

  • Passport.
  • Total cost and date of purchase of your vehicle.
  • Recent or last registration proof.
  • Title Certification.
  • Insurance invoice along with Freight Costs.
  • Landing Bill.
  • Odometer Reading.

Finally, be prepared with all necessary documents required, clear all your doubts before signing the shipping contract and seek help form a trustworthy and reputed automobile transport company like A1 Auto Transport service. For more details on the current import laws on vehicles, contact the Embassy of New Zealand.


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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. 

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