How To Ship Your Motorcycle To Or From Bolivia.
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- It costs around $1300 and $1900 to ship a motorcycle from U.S to Bolivia using standard ways of freight shipping
- Other costs that need to be budgeted include insurance, door-to-door shipment, and import duties.
Located in central South America, Bolivia is a landlocked country, with varied terrain spanning the rainforest of Amazon Basin to the Andes Mountains and encompasses the Atacama Desert. It shares its borders with Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Chile.
If you are moving to Bolivia or want to stay for a certain amount of time, you will first need to obtain the specific purpose visa or Visa de Objeto Determinado. This type of visa gives you the rights to enter the country for a particular purpose while you are there and also to apply for residence.
Information on Motorcycle Shipping.
Since Bolivia is landlocked, you will not be able to ship your motorcycle directly to the country. You will need to direct it to either The Port of Arica or the Port of Iquique, which are both located in Chile. We are A-1 Auto Transport, one of the leaders of international auto shipping industry and can help you at every step, from planning to transportation and helping clear Customs in U.S and at Bolivia.
In order to transport your motorcycle over to Bolivia, you will first need to export it out of a port in the United States. Depending on where you live, there is a port in the east, south, or west coast that will allow exports to Bolivia. And if you need assistance with transporting your vehicle to the closest port or need to have someone claim it at the Customs in Bolivia, we’ll be there. At an additional cost, we offer door to door or door to terminal services.
If you choose our shipping service, we can ship the vehicle by way of door-to-port. You can select your preferred method of shipping. Roll On/ Roll Off is the most often chosen way to ship a motorcycle but, container shipping is also popular for those who have a motorcycle they want to add a layer of protection for. Our shipping agent will be able to go over all your shipping options and help you determine which one is right for you. If you choose the Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method, your motorcycle is driven onto the deck of a ship where it is strapped down and secured for the trip. Certain rules apply if you choose this method of shipping, such as:
- You can only have 1/4 tank of gas in the motorcycle to board the ship.
- You cannot have any extra items on the bike – no gear or helmet.
As with all imports, when you ship the motorcycle from the United States to Bolivia, both the U.S. Customs and the Bolivian Customs Department requires verifying the ownership and the vehicle that is said to be imported. You will need to gather up the following documents and make several copies to ensure that there is no delay with your import:
- Purchase invoice.
- Proof of insurance.
- Technical Report.
- Certificate of Origin.
- Description of motorcycle.
- Power of Attorney.
Cost of Shipping.
You can expect to pay import duties for shipping a motorcycle from the United States to Bolivia but, the amount you pay will be determined by the age of the motorcycle, brand, and model. Total import duty is determined by 50% of the Impuesto al Consumo Específico tax, or I.C.E. Only two motorcycles or vehicles per family are allowed in Bolivia.
When your vehicle arrives in Bolivia, you will need to contact your shipping agent who will then proceed to clear your motorcycle through customs. They will have all the necessary papers to help provide proof that the motorcycle does belong to you. This paperwork will include a document(s) that provides proof that the motorcycle belongs to you. Since the shipping agent is also your power of attorney, they will be able to claim your vehicle.
You will need to provide a copy of your documents to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, our shipping agent who will be handling your import, and the customs in Chile or another country you will be shipping your motorcycle to before it reaches Bolivia. To know more about our services or the latest import regulations, call us today.
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.