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Vehicle shipping restrictions by country

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When planning an international move that involves the transportation of a vehicle, there are certain restrictions that apply.

Each country has its own restrictions and requirements when it comes to shipping a vehicle. In some cases, it may even be prohibited to import a car, which means you won’t be able to bring your car along for your international move.

These are some of the more notable restrictions:

  • Argentina: There’s a restriction on cars over 10 years old. Plus, if you do not have a consular certificate, you will be subjected to high levels of taxes that may cost more than 80% of the value of the car.
  • Chile, Bolivia, Dominican Republic: Only cars under 5 years old are permitted to enter, subject to approval by the consulate. You will have to ship your car together with the consular certificate.
  • Colombia: There’s a complete ban on all vehicle entries.
  • Ecuador: There’s a restriction on cars over 5 years old.
  • Paraguay: There’s a restriction on cars over 10 years old.
  • Peru: There’s a restriction on cars over 4 years old.
  • Uruguay: There’s a restriction on cars over 10 years old.
  • Brazil: There’s a complete ban on all vehicles (including cars and motorcycles).
  • Saudi Arabia: Returning citizens can get an exception to bring vehicles into the country.

Certain countries may also have restrictions on the milage or value of the car. It’s always best to check with the consulate, customs office, or shipping agent at destination when shipping a car as part of an international move.

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