Buying a car online may be easy and lucrative, but not only shipping your car will require research and attention but also if it involves Importing Motor Vehicle. In US soil, you need little more than proper documents for importing.
If you are Importing Motor Vehicle, your vehicle will need to pass approval of 3 Authorities’ requirements:
DOT and the EPA advice that although an independent car may be admitted for the short term, the modification required for its approval are quite extensive and expensive for foreign vehicles in the U.S. soil. That is why these restrictions and modifications should be investigated before importing. But since these laws are liable to change, it is recommended to check with DOT and EPA through their websites while importing.
CBP requirements are more crucial since they check all the required standards, laws, clearances and documentation during importation and have the right to seize any shipment without prior requirements.
The US DOT and EPA require checking the following vehicle standard before giving clearance.
Check their website or call us for details for details.
Now, if your vehicle does not provide clearance for the above mentioned standards, your vehicle is liable to be seized and denied entry. But apart from these standard clearances, you will need:
Apart from above, they will look for undercarriage cleaning, duty entry where they check year and make, shipping personal belongings which is basically advised against, prohibited imports like from Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, or North Korea, or any other Prohibited Country, and Gas-Guzzlers that doesn’t come under emission standards. For Importing Motor Vehicle you need to have an ICI (Independent Commercial Importers).
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