How To Ship Your Motorcycle To Or From Cabo Verde
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Average cost of shipping a motorcycle from United States to Cape Verde is $1,600 to $2,400
- It is most affordable to ship in a shared container or using RORO shipment option, as it has plenty of ports
Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, the island nation of Cabo Verde or Cape Verde is known for pristine beaches and azure waters. If you intend staying here for a short while or plan to retire in Cape Verde, it is important to know about the customs regulations and other aspects. With tropical climate and verdant forests, exploring the island on a motorcycle is majestic.
Before you schedule the shipping of a motorcycle from U.S to Cape Verde, it is important to hire our services as we are one of the leading international auto shipping services. With years of expertize in shipping cars, ATVs, motorcycles and other vehicles globally, we are conversant with the customs and laws of Cabo Verde. Our shipping agent will go over the details with you about the documents and paperwork that is needed. Additionally, if you cannot drive it to the nearest port of shipping, we offer door-to-door shipping at additional costs.
Some of the essential documents that need to be submitted to the Cabo Verde Custom Authority in include:
- Bill of Lading (OBL)
- Owner’s passport copy
- Copy of the Entry permit and residential Visa
- For duty-free import- Diplomatic exemption from Cape Verdean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
- Driving license of the shipper/owner
- Insurance from U.S company
To get more information about the requisites of shipping internationally, you can contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and get the latest on it.
Using the Motorcycle in Cabo Verde
In case, you plan to sell your vehicle after it is on a temporary import permit, you will be liable to pay all of the import taxes that were waived. Additionally, if you do not ship your motorcycle back after 5 years, you are liable to pay full import duty, if the motorcycle is within Cabo Verde.
The returning citizens are allowed to import one vehicle duty-free, but it can only be done once in their lifetime. However, they are liable to pay 15% VAT irrespective of not paying any duty. There is an additional fee when you get the motorcycle registered and to get the “livrete" or registration booklet. There is a license fee to pay every year you keep your motorcycle in the country.
We will assist you through the complete process and ensure that there are no delays. Based on the shipping method that you select, you will need to prep your motorcycle. If you intend shipping by Roll-on/Roll-Off method, you will need to ensure that it is operable and cleaned completely so that there is no chance of quarantine. Additionally, if you intend to send it with an intermodal container or by air shipping, along with other vehicles, the battery has to be disconnected and fuel tank emptied. For higher protection, you can choose to crate it at additional cost. Call us today to get a free quote on motorcycle shipping to Cabo Verde.
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.