You have recently gotten a job in Russia and you are about to start that always-dreaded moving process. You’ll have to ship not only your furniture, and get yourself to your destination, but you will also have to ship your car. How do you ship your car? Can it just go on the airplane with you? No! It might sound awful trying to get your car across the Atlantic, but it’s actually not nearly as bad as it seems. Shipping goods to Russia can be a very simple process if you keep a few things in mind while you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to get your car where you’re going.
First of all, make sure you’re checking out the right car shipping companies. A lot of car shipping companies do not ship cars overseas, they only ship them across the United States. Don’t waste your time with a car shipping company that does not offer the services that you need.
Secondly, you’ll want to make sure the company has the right kind of insurance for shipping your car. If a car shipping company is not licensed and insured, do not used them. You can find all of this information online through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA.
Additionally, you need to think about your schedule. You’ll need your car when you get to where you’re going but sometimes, things happen with customs. Speak to the local government about the best ways to ensure your car will make it through customs.
Another thing to remember when shipping your car overseas is that you’re going to be paying more money than just the cost of shipping. When your car gets to its destination, you’ll have to pay local taxes and all sorts of customs fees. Keep this in mind and have this extra money set aside in your moving budget.
This might sound trivial, but when you’re filling out paperwork, make sure that you put down the right destination. We live in a big world and you don’t want a silly mistake or typo to leave you without your precious vehicle.
Remember that it might take longer than the shipping company estimates to get your car to you. Delays could arise since your car is traveling such a long distance. Be aware that you may need to rent a car when you get to your new home.
Author: Leon Belenky