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Holland Car Shipping
Shipping your car, automobile, and vehicle to the Netherlands.
One spends a lot of money buying a vehicle of ones choice. To efficiently transport it from one place to another, you find yourself needing a car shipping service. That’s when you come to us: Schumacher Cargo Logistics: We streamline all the issues concerned with shipping your car internationally, giving you all the required information and making your needs both personal and business more comfortable.
Whether door-to-door or port-to-port, we will tailor our transport and relocation services to meet your deadlines. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Major cites in Holland:
* Services are also available to other cites in Holland.
Time frame - Shipping a car or container of household items generally takes three to four weeks. Cars and Autos are shipped in individual containers, but many sea carriers will allow partial containers of household goods.
Please contact one of our shipping agents to discuss your auto transport and shipping needs. If necessary, we will be able to help deliver the container to your house for packing, then retrieve it for delivery to the docks. All of our agents are skillfully trained and certified.
Importing and Auto Shipping to Holland:
Where and When to Register a Vehicle
New arrivals in Holland have six months from the date of their own registration with their commune to register any vehicles that they have brought with them. Anyone staying in Holland for more than one year must import and register their vehicle. They will not be asked to pay any import tax as long as the vehicle has been used, the owner can provide proof that the car was theirs prior to the move to Holland and that (in the case of newer vehicles only) the car was purchased at least six months prior to arrival in Holland.
Importing a vehicle from outside the EU
This is a more complicated and lengthier process.
Bringing a vehicle into Holland from outside the EU as part of personal and household effects can mean that it is exempt from customs duties and VAT. However, the owner must have lived outside the EU for at least the previous twelve months, have bought the car outside the EU and have driven it for at least six months prior to arrival, have already paid the VAT equivalent in another country and must subsequently keep the vehicle for personal use for a minimum of twelve months following import.
Customs clearance must be given before starting the registration process. Holland customs must be provided with the following documents:
- Letter requesting exemption from customs duties and VAT
- The bill of sale/invoice for the car
- Certificate of ownership or title
- Receipt to prove payment of sales tax (VAT equivalent)
- Certificate of insurance for at least the six months prior to import
- Proof of residency outside the EU for at least 12 months prior to arrival in Holland
- Shipping document for personal effects
If a vehicle has been owned for less than six months or does not meet the requirements for import duty exemption for any other reason, the owner will be liable for both customs duties and VAT based on the market value of the car.
Vehicles belonging to temporary residents of Holland (in Transit)
Belgian number plates can only be requested when the applicant has legal residency in Holland. Non-residents who plan to have their vehicle with them for some time will need temporary plates for insurance purposes. The DIV issues provisional (known as transit) licence plates valid for a six-month period, renewable once. In this case the import formalities need not be completed. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this scheme must provide proof of their address outside Holland and proof of appropriate insurance cover. Documents not in one of the official Belgian languages will need to be translated.
Anyone wishing to import their vehicle in to Holland will be asked to provide the following documentation to the customs authorities:
- Residency permit showing a permanent address in Holland
- Proof of purchase for the vehicle to be imported
- Previous registration document
No import tax will be payable if these conditions are met.
Auto Shipping Insurance for Holland:
It is recommended that ‘Marine Shipping Insurance’ is taken out on any car that you ship or transport to or from Holland. In most cases the company shipping your car will not be liable for any damage that occurs to your car over the amount of $500. ‘Shipping Insurance’ is typically purchased our shipping agents before the exportation of your vehicle.
WE ARE A TRUSTED LEADER IN INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC CARGO SHIPPING.
Since 1977 our safety records for cargo shipment delivery have exceeded all industry standards and have made us one of the most dependable shipping companies in the industry. Thus, whether you are shipping cars, vehicles, full households, individual furniture, antiques, or other goods, you will comfortable knowing that Schumacher Cargo Logistics will take care of all aspects of your relocation needs.