How to Ship a Motorcycle to South America
If you are planning to ship a motorcycle from the US to South America, there are several factors to keep in mind when planning the trip. Luckily, companies like Cheap Motorcycle Shipping have plenty of experience dealing with imports and exports, guiding you through the process and ensuring that everything goes smoothly.
The Cost of Shipping
Shipping a motorcycle to South America can be costly, but the price will vary a lot depending on the length of the trip, the method of transport you will choose, and even the time of the year when you decide to ship it. Typically, it will cost between $1,000 and $2,000 to transport a bike from the US to South America.
You will have to consider taxes like VAT and CET, and factors like the weight and size of the vehicle. We will help you determine the cost based on the type of motorcycle you need to transport.
Permits and Visas
When shipping a motorcycle to South America, you will need to obtain certain permits and visas. These will depend on whether you have a temporary or permanent residency visa, and for what purpose you are shipping the vehicle. It’s best to discuss these details with the officials in the country of destination, or with an import broker with experience.
Documents and Registration
When you import a motorcycle or any other vehicle, you need to be sure all the documentation is in order before arranging the transport. What you need depends on the country you are shipping the bike to.
Typically, you will need to handle the following:
- A pre-shipment inspection
- Ocean Bill of Lading
- An original purchase invoice in your name
- Certificate of residency in the country of destination
- A valid passport and driver’s license
Analyze the laws in the country of destination and make sure your vehicle complies with all the regulations and requirements of both sides.
How to Ship Your Motorcycle
You will have several options to choose from when it comes to the method of shipping. The most affordable one is to ship your motorcycle via container shipping, by sea. If you need your bike to reach its destination super fast, you can choose air shipping, but the cost will be greater.
Depending on your needs, you can have your bike transported in a container with other vehicles or items, by itself in a crate, or in an open transport trailer.
Contact Us Today!
If you want to know everything about shipping a motorcycle abroad, contact our team at Cheap Motorcycle Shipping and we will discuss everything in detail. We will give you a free, reliable quote that doesn’t oblige you to anything and helps you hire the best company for your needs.
Get in touch with us today and let us do the heavy lifting and help you ship your bike.