By using professional shipping services to get your car shipped from the US to the Solomon Islands, you can assure that it will arrive safe and sound. To an individual unfamiliar with the transport industry it would be hard to carry out a car’s transport.
Experienced transport companies will have all the right equipment and freight ships to do so securely. The transport service will also train their employees and familiarize them with the regulations associated with various foreign import policies.
Regulations for Vehicle Import.
The regulations for shipping a car to the Solomon Islands will need to be satisfied before the shipping process can start. Having the proper documents and certifications, as well as paying off duties and keeping the receipts, is the only way to gain Custom approval for import.
You will need:
- Title and registration.
- Proof that you are and have always been the sole owner of the vehicle.
- Receipts for duties paid.
- Vehicle evaluation.
- License or picture ID.
- Passport or visa.
Call the Embassy of the Solomon Islands to get further information about the current policies for vehicle import. The policies can change at any time, so it is always best to be certain of what is needed from you. The transport company you bought shipping services from will also help you prepare the certificates and documents needed for approval of car import.
As you’re on the phone with the embassy, ask about the current taxes and duties associated with your vehicle’s import. They’ll give you the current rates and tell you where to pay them off at. Provide Customs with proof of this payment along with all other documents required.
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.