If moving overseas is in your near future, whether or not to take your vehicle with you rather than purchasing a new one on the other side is one of the large decisions you will need to make. If you’ve decided not to part with your favourite ride, take a look below to ensure the process is as easy as possible.
- Get a trusted shipper & relocation consultant. When you get a shipper with a good reputation, you can rest easy knowing your car will get to your destination safely. A relocation consultant should know the environmental and safety regulations of your destination country and be able to assist you with getting a clearance certificate; this shows your destination country that your vehicle meets all of their requirements. Additionally, they can assist you with filling out all the necessary paperwork.
- Fill out the paperwork. Making sure you have all the necessary documents to legally ship your car overseas can be scary. Hiring a relocation consultant, as recommended above, can make this process much easier.
- Check every detail. You yourself will have to do some research to find out what the rules are in terms of registering your car and insuring it in your destination country. Know ahead of time what documents you will need for when it arrives, and have it filled out and ready to go. Double check your licence will be valid in your destination country, too.
- Purchase shipping insurance. This is super important! Yes, you can have enlisted the services of a trustworthy shipper, but accidents happen and unforeseen situations occur. Your current car insurance may include overseas coverage, so double check with your carrier before finding a new policy.
- Do a final inspection. Finally, before you embark on this new journey and send your vehicle to meet you overseas, do one final check that you have everything you need and that your vehicle is in good condition.