The Process of Shipping a Car from California to Costa Rica

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The Process of Shipping a Car from California to Costa Rica

It is affordable and easy to find a transport company capable of shipping your car out of California and delivered into Costa Rica. All you need to do is find the right overseas transporter to carry out the delivery using the services you prefer. The risks involved in an overseas transport are lessened drastically when you buy services from professionals.

Prior to transporting a car to Costa Rica, the right transport company is needed. Begin looking into the international transporters that are local to you in the states. Find one with years of experience in the industry and a long list of shipping services to get your car safely transported to another country. Have customer service help you with any decisions and don’t hesitate to ask questions before receiving a quote for the transport.


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.


Preparing for Transport the Right Way.

  • Contact the Embassy of Costa Rica right after you schedule the transport to take place. Be prepared with paper and a writing utensil. Write down all of the information given to you. It is absolutely imperative that shipping to the country follow the import laws or your vehicle’s import will otherwise be denied.
  • Gather all documents requested. Your license, passport, proof of paid tariffs, vehicle title and registration, and proof of residency are all common forms demanded by a foreign country. It doesn’t usually end there. The Customs office often requires other forms of proof such as certification stating the vehicle passed inspection.
  • A few days before the scheduled transport, start readying the car. Transport companies will demand that the vehicle is prepped a certain way to lessen any risks associated with long distance transports. The preparation of the car also assures the safety of those conducting the shipping process.
Joe Webster

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.

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