From the USA

 

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a weekly container service from the United States of America, we offer local receiving terminals in New York, Miami, Houston and Los Angeles. We also offer a full collection service either covered or uncovered from anywhere in the United States except Alaska!

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

0800 009 3763

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Get an Instant Quote!

How to Book

Once you are ready to book your vehicle for shipment, simply retrieve the quote, which was emailed to you, you will find a Book Now option on the quote. If you prefer, you can always call us to book the vehicle on 0800 009 3763 during working hours Monday-Friday.

Arranging Shipment

 

We will confirm your booking by email, together with the intended vessel, if you are delivering your vehicle into one of reception centres, we will advise you when the car needs to be with us by. If we are collecting your vehicle, we will call to ensure we have all your details and that someone will be around to meet us. Our Booking Reference will enable you to track your vehicle on our web site. Remember that we only require 50% payment up front the rest can be settled prior to your vehicle’s safe arrival in the U.K.

 

Vehicle Reception

 

Once we receive your vehicle, the carshippingmadesimple.com team will prepare a Vehicle Condition Report, which will be emailed to you.

 

We will deal with all the paperwork required to get your vehicle into the United Kingdom.

 

Your vehicle will be carefully stowed within a container by our experienced team. Containerisation is by far the safest method of transportation. You can easily track your shipment via our web site.

 

Of course, we will take very precaution to avoid any movement or damage to your vehicle whilst in transit. However, we strongly recommend you take out comprehensive marine insurance to cover any eventualities.

 

After Shipment

 

Once your vehicle has been shipped we will arrange for the Bill of Lading (Your Document of Title) to be sent to you, this will enable release of your vehicle at destination. Carshippingmadesimple.com will be in contact with you prior to the arrival of the vessel. We will take care of all the necessary Customs formalities.

 

Prior to collection of your vehicle, please ensure you pay the remaining 50% of your invoice.

USA Vehicle Shipping Guide

We work alongside one of the largest movers of vehicles in the USA, shipping over 35,000 cars a Year. Our network can handle the collection of your vehicle from any ZIP Code nationwide. Alternatively, you can also deliver the vehicle yourself into one of our terminals based in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami or Oakland.

 

On arrival of your vehicle at our terminal, we will arrange for a condition report to be prepared, along with photographs of your car – all for your peace of mind and all included in the price.

 

Our agents will prepare all the export documentation on your behalf, they will require the Original of the

 

  • US Title
  • Bill of Sale

UK Import Duties and Taxes

All imports from the USA are subject to Import Duty and Tax. However, you can import it tax-free if you have owned the vehicle for at least 6 months and have lived outside of the EU for over 12 months. You can then Import your vehicle under the Transfer of Residency Scheme (TOR). However, once imported you cannot sell or hire your vehicle for a period of 12 months after the importation date.

 

More details can be found here

 

If you don’t qualify for the above then for Cars over 30 Years of age the Duty rate is Zero and you can benefit from a reduced rate of Vat at 5%. For Cars under 30 Years of age the Duty rate varies, please call our office for further details, VAT is levied at the full rate of 20%.

Vehicle Testing and Modification

Prior to using your car on the road, your vehicle will be subject to a number of tests and modifications. Any vehicle under 10 Years of age at the time of importation has to go through an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) test and a Motorcycle Vehicle Approval (MSVA) test for motorcycles. There are a number of modifications required to pass the IVA test. These mainly involve adjustments to the indicators, sidelights and fog lamps.

 

We work alongside a well-respected leader in the Homologation of Vehicles in the UK, who can arrange the modification and IVA testing on your behalf – get in touch for details.

 

If your car is over 10 years of age, then an IVA test is not necessary, however your vehicle will have to pass an MOT prior to being allowed onto the UK roads.

 

More details concerning Vehicle Approval can be found here

 

Individual Vehicle Approval

Motorcycle Single Vehicle Approval

 

Vehicle Registration

 

Once all the necessary modifications have been made and the vehicle has successfully passed the IVA test, then the car can then be registered with the DVLA, and UK registrations plates fitted.

How much does it cost to ship a car from the USA to the UK?

Vehicle Type

From

Ocean Freight starting from

Car

New York

£615.00

SUV/4 x 4

New York

£730.00

Car

Los Angeles

£1075.00

SUV/4 x 4

Los Angeles

£770.00

Car

Miami

£615.00

SUV/4 x 4

Miami

£805.00

Car

Houston

£695.00

SUV/4 x 4

Houston

£845.00

Car

Oakland

£695.00

SUV/4 x 4

Oakland

£807.00

 


 

Rates shown are for guidance only and are from Depot to Depot only, excluding any local destination fees, duties or taxes.

For up to date rates please use our online quotation system.

Importing Back to the UK?

 

Find out all you need to know about importing your vehicle to the UK

From the USA

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a weekly container service from the United States of America, we offer local receiving terminals in New York, Miami, Houston and Los Angeles. We also offer a full collection service either covered or uncovered from anywhere in the United States except Alaska!

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Get an Instant Quote!

From the USA

Carshippingmadesimple.com offer a weekly container service from the United States of America, we offer local receiving terminals in New York, Miami, Houston and Los Angeles. We also offer a full collection service either covered or uncovered from anywhere in the United States except Alaska!

Our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How to Book

Once you are ready to book your vehicle for shipment, simply retrieve the quote, which was emailed to you, you will find a Book Now option on the quote. If you prefer, you can always call us to book the vehicle on 0800 009 3763 during working hours Monday-Friday.

 

Arranging Shipment

 

We will confirm your booking by email, together with the intended vessel, if you are delivering your vehicle into one of reception centres, we will advise you when the car needs to be with us by. If we are collecting your vehicle, we will call to ensure we have all your details and that someone will be around to meet us. Our Booking Reference will enable you to track your vehicle on our web site. Remember that we only require 50% payment up front the rest can be settled prior to your vehicle’s safe arrival in the U.K.

 

Vehicle Reception

 

Once we receive your vehicle, the carshippingmadesimple.com team will prepare a Vehicle Condition Report, which will be emailed to you.

 

We will deal with all the paperwork required to get your vehicle into the United Kingdom.

 

Your vehicle will be carefully stowed within a container by our experienced team. Containerisation is by far the safest method of transportation. You can easily track your shipment via our web site.

 

Of course, we will take very precaution to avoid any movement or damage to your vehicle whilst in transit. However, we strongly recommend you take out comprehensive marine insurance to cover any eventualities.

 

After Shipment

 

Once your vehicle has been shipped we will arrange for the Bill of Lading (Your Document of Title) to be sent to you, this will enable release of your vehicle at destination. Carshippingmadesimple.com will be in contact with you prior to the arrival of the vessel. We will take care of all the necessary Customs formalities.

 

Prior to collection of your vehicle, please ensure you pay the remaining 50% of your invoice.

USA Vehicle Shipping Guide

When shipping a vehicle to the UK, our agents will require Originals of the following

 

Original US Title

Original Bill of Sale

UK Import Duties and Tax

All imports from the USA are subject to Import Duty and Tax. However, you can import it tax-free if you have owned the vehicle for at least 6 months and have lived outside of the EU for over 12 months. You can then Import your vehicle under the Transfer of Residency Scheme (TOR). However, once imported you cannot sell or hire your vehicle for a period of 12 months after the importation date.

 

More details can be found here

 

If you don’t qualify for the above then for Cars over 30 Years of age the Duty rate is Zero and you can benefit from a reduced rate of Vat at 5%. For Cars under 30 Years of age the Duty rate varies, please call our office for further details, VAT is levied at the full rate of 20%.

Vehicle Testing and Modification

Prior to using your car on the road, your vehicle will be subject to a number of tests and modifications. Any vehicle under 10 Years of age at the time of importation has to go through an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) test and a Motorcycle Vehicle Approval (MSVA) test for motorcycles. There are a number of modifications required to pass the IVA test. These mainly involve adjustments to the indicators, sidelights and fog lamps.

 

We work alongside a well-respected leader in the Homologation of Vehicles in the UK, who can arrange the modification and IVA testing on your behalf – get in touch for details.

 

If your car is over 10 years of age, then an IVA test is not necessary, however your vehicle will have to pass an MOT prior to being allowed onto the UK roads.

 

More details concerning Vehicle Approval can be found here

 

Individual Vehicle Approval

Motorcycle Single Vehicle Approval

 

Vehicle Registration

 

Once all the necessary modifications have been made and the vehicle has successfully passed the IVA test, then the car can then be registered with the DVLA, and UK registrations plates fitted.

How much does it cost to ship a car from the USA to the UK?

Vehicle Type

From

Ocean Freight starting from

Car

New York

£615.00

SUV/4 x 4

New York

£730.00

Car

Los Angeles

£1075.00

SUV/4 x 4

Los Angeles

£770.00

Car

Miami

£615.00

SUV/4 x 4

Miami

£805.00

Car

Houston

£695.00

SUV/4 x 4

Houston

£845.00

Car

Oakland

£695.00

SUV/4 x 4

Oakland

£807.00

 


 

Rates shown are for guidance only and are from Depot to Depot only, excluding any local destination fees, duties or taxes.

For up to date rates please use our online quotation system.

Importing Back to the UK?

 

Have a read through our information for a guide to the rules and regs.