What Do I Need before the Car Begins Its Shipping Process from the US to Libya?

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What Do I Need before the Car Begins Its Shipping Process from the US to Libya?

To ship a car to Libya, contact the international 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 vehicle so any leaks can be fixed.

Prior to your vehicle boarding the 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 Libya to see what restrictions apply to cars entering the country.


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Documents You Must Bring.

  • Proof of Ownership.
  • Shipping Invoice.
  • License.
  • Passport.
  • Auto Insurance Records.
  • Proof that you have owned the vehicle for at least 6 months.
  • Proof of Residency.

Types of Transport.

RO/RO – The roll on roll off method is the most widely used shipping solution. With this type of transport, your vehicle will be secured to the deck of the ship. In order to prevent theft, make sure to lock your vehicle. If your vehicle has an alarm system, make sure to disable it so that it does not cause a disturbance onboard.

Container – Container shipping means exactly what it sounds like. Your car will be placed inside of a 20 to 40ft. container and hoisted onto the deck of the ship. This type of shipping offers the shipper ultimate peace of mind because it is the most secure. If you are relocating to Libya permanently, consider this type of transport.

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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