The Process of Shipping a Car to Cape Verde Islands Broken Down

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The Process of Shipping a Car to Cape Verde Islands Broken Down

To ship a car to the islands of Cape Verde, contact the country’s embassy immediately. It is highly recommended that you do this before you schedule a ship date so you can appropriately prepare the vehicle for transport.

You should have a mechanic inspect the car so any leaks can be fixed. Other preparation is required but your transporter will give you this information.

Prior to your automobile boarding the freight ship, it will need to pass an inspection. Typically, this inspection is only done for cars that are not encapsulated. If your vehicle will not be in a container, make sure to remove any personal belongings. Call the Embassy of Cape Verde to see what restrictions apply to cars entering the country.


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What Is Needed to Gain Import Approval.

  • Original Bill of Sale.
  • Original Title and Registration.
  • Drivers License.
  • Proof of Paid Duties and Taxes.
  • Insurance Coverage.

The documentation necessary for the vehicle’s lawful import into the islands of Cape Verde, as well as the requirements is subject to change at any time. However, the laws of the island are rather strict with their policies for car import in comparison to most other countries.

The Cost of Transport through Professionals.

The way you have your car delivered is the biggest factor in the cost for shipping services. Open air transport services to another country are usually anywhere near or over a thousand dollars, whereas enclosed methods can cost well over a few thousand dollars. Container transport is higher in price because of the extra space you get inside the container along with the vehicle. You may fill the leftover space with other possessions. This shipping method can be split with another individual to lessen the costs.

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 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, Inc., 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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