Taking Your Car Overseas with You
If you’re moving overseas, you might be wondering how to get your car there too. Engaging WhyBirds and our international removals service means you won’t have to do all the work yourself and your car will arrive when you need it so you can drive off with no hassle at all.
While we can certainly help you along the way, there are some important things to know about getting your car to a new country.
Here’s what you need to keep in mind.
Take Care of the Paperwork
There is always going to be some paperwork that needs to be completed before you move your car overseas. You’ll need the original title, a copy of the bill of sale, and a copy of your passport.
Check with the country to where you’re moving to find out if you need any additional paperwork to get your car in when you arrive.
It’s best to start on the paperwork well in advance of your departure so you aren’t held up waiting for it to come back on time.
Get an Inspection
Before you give your car to us, be sure you get a full inspection done first.
You will want to have a full inspection report with pictures so you have a record of the condition your car is in when it leaves.
That way when you get to your new country, you can detect any damage or other issues that occurred during transport.
Some shipping companies will conduct their own inspection and we can help you navigate that process.
Understand Shipping Time
Getting a car from one country across the ocean to another country doesn’t happen overnight.
Knowing what to expect in terms of timeline can take a lot of the worry and stress out of the entire process.
Some of this involves waiting for the paperwork to go through and then you’ll have to wait while your car is actually moved overseas. This depends on the size of the vessel it’s on and how many stops it makes along the way.
Consider Shipping Insurance
Losing your car can be costly so be sure your current insurance covers a loss during the move.
If not, consider buying shipping insurance for extra peace of the mind.
The price is worth it if something happens and will keep you from worrying so much while you wait for your car.
Call Why Birds today on 1300 653 884 for a free quote on moving your car overseas with the minimal of fuss but a good deal of expertise.
For more information on moving overseas, view our previous blog post here.