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Importing Vehicles into the USA

U.S Vehicle Imports

Each year, Schumacher imports hundreds of automobile into the U.S. from Europe, Australia, the Middle East and many other countries around the world.

Our team understands the detailed process and knows how to handle a variety of different types of imports including cars, trucks, motorcycles, motorhomes, 5th wheelers, boats, agricultural & industrial vehicles and many others.

Schumacher's import specialists will guide you through the process and help determine which category of import your shipment belongs to based on the intent of your stay.

Examples of the different categories of imports include permanent imports and temporary imports.

To permanently import a vehicle into the U.S, you either have to be a U.S. company, citizen or hold legal status to work and live in the country.

The following are all classified under temporary imports:

  • Race
  • Display
  • Repair
  • Leisure
  • Vacation
  • Exhibition
  • Events

U.S. Import Authorities

The following is a list of the government authorities that importers are involved with and to whose standards each and every vehicle must comply. We've also supplied the contact information.

Department of Transportation (DOT)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
(855) 368-4200

Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 272-0167

Customs and Border Protection Agency
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20229
(877) 227-5511 or (202) 325-8000 for international calls

Documentation

  • Original bill of lading
  • Bill of sale
  • Foreign registration

Visit our page on the guidelines for importing cars to the USA to find information on nonconforming vehicles, applications and approved/disapproved vehicle lists or fill out our online quote form to get a rate for your import.

Written by Filip Michelet

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