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What's in this article?
  1. Shipping Options To Costa Rica
  2. Import On Temporary Basis
  3. How To Request Shipment To Costa Rica
  4. Permanent Import
Import On Temporary Basis

Are you looking to transport your motorcycle to Costa Rica from the USA? It is a straightforward task that is also affordable. If you ship to a port in Florida, you could ship for as little as $1,000 or as much as $3,000. You will also need to factor in how much import taxes are going to cost you when shipping your motorcycle to Costa Rica, which can sometimes cost as much as the shipping cost itself.

You will need to prepare before you plan to Ship My Motorcycle to Costa Rica, otherwise, you may run into a few challenges along the way. That is one reason why it's important that you hire A1 Auto Transport Company to ship your motorcycle from the United States to Costa Rica for you.  You will need time to prepare your motorcycle for importation in order to avoid any hitches that can slow the process down.

Costa Rica has breath-taking views and two main shipping ports; Puerto Caldera and Puerto Limon. These two ports are able to receive motorcycle imports but, customs will need to know where the motorcycle is coming from and the destination once it's cleared in the country. This will help you opt for the best port to ship to. Costa Rica does require emissions tests and inspections for all vehicles coming into Costa Rica and this test will need to be performed within two months of your vehicle's shipping date.

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Shipping Options to Costa Rica.

You will need to choose which shipping option will be best for your motorcycle import; permanent or temporary import. Both importing options still require the emissions testing, however, there are a few differences in other procedures performed based on the one you choose.

Import on Temporary Basis.

If you want to ship my motorcycle to Costa Rica or any vehicle brought into the country by a non-resident for less than three months will not be subject to paying customs taxes. In order to ship on a temporary basis, you will need to provide the original and a copy of the following:

  • Passport.
  • Registration of the vehicle.
  • Driver's license - make copies of both sides of the license.
  • Title to the motorcycle you are importing.
  • You must have a letter notarized and certified by the Costa Rican Consulate from the owner of the motorcycle giving you permission to bring it to Costa Rica if you are not the owner.
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How to Request Shipment to Costa Rica.

  • You will need to fill out an application for temporary import. This form can be found at Customs of Costa Rica.
  • When you submit your temporary import permit application, have a copy of all information and the originals with you to verify and validate your request. Double check to make sure that your passport displays duration date seeking temporary import status.
  • If you are a citizen of Costa Rica, you will need to provide proof of residency
  • Pay your fees for a temporary import permit, and the National Insurance Institute of Costa Rica.
Permanent Import.

If you plan on ship my motorcycle to Costa Rica, for a period longer than three months, you will need to file for a permanent import. You will need to contact the Costa Rican Customs official before you begin so you will ensure that you are following the correct procedure for importing. You will need all the documents listed in the temporary important and the following:

  • Purchase invoice of the vehicle.
  • Bill of Lading.
  • Proof of identity.

You will also be responsible for paying import taxes in Costa Rica, and it's important to note that they do run higher than other countries but you may still find that the cost is not so outrageous that you can't ship your vehicle. You will also need to determine the value of your motorcycle in order to determine how much tax you will pay. IT's best to always use the higher value when calculating the value. The value of your vehicle can be determined.

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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. 

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