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A guide to shipping cars Spain

For shipping cars Spain or importing a car into Spain the pre requirements are that either you own a property in Spain or have a rental agreement for a year. You will be considered as a resident of Spain after 6 months, after which you have to re register your vehicle and pay import tax. If you are a Spanish resident and import a vehicle into Spain with a foreign number plate you have to change the same within 30 days of Import.

For shipping cars to Spain there are various shipping companies which offer their services for the same and can guide you through the entire process of import, meeting with all the requirements of documentation and preparing your car for shipment. While finalizing a car shipping company, you need to decide upon various things.

First is whether you want to ship your car in a closed container service or an open trailer system will do? If you opt for door to door delivery, your car will be collected from your residence and will be delivered at your doorstep in Spain, otherwise you need to drive your car to the port of shipment and collect it from the port of destination. Do not forget to take insurance for your car in transit which will cover your car against any mishap or damage in transit such as glass breakage, denting, theft etc.

The shipping company selected for shipping car Spain will also guide you in making your car ready for shipment. All the personal items should be removed from the car and any loose fittings should also be removed. If there is an alarm system in the car it should be disabled before shipment and the tires of the car must be properly inflated before shipping. It is necessary that you keep the original set of keys and all documents with you and provide a duplicate set to the shipping agency. You must also keep the contact details of shipping company and check for the procedure for tracking the status of your car in case of delay in shipment.

Once the car arrives in Spain, you need to pass the vehicle inspection test in order to obtain a permanent registration number in Spain. Until then, a temporary registration plate for ten days can be obtained from the Provincial traffic department. Documents which you need to make ready following the import of your vehicle are- A filled in form of vehicle registration from the traffic department, technical inspection certificate, Road tax receipt, Import duty payment receipt, Registration tax payment receipt, Vat payment receipt and if the car is purchased within 6 months, the sale bill of the car.

If you are able to choose and hire a good shipping company, you can relieve yourself from all the worries as the shipping company will take care of most of the formalities of import. So, before choosing your shipping company, you should avail quotes from various companies, verify their credentials and then select the best one after comparing their quotes. A good shipping company can indeed make your Shipping cars Spain job much easier for you.

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