If you want to know how to ship a car to Kuwait from the USA, then you came to the right place. Schumacher has been shipping cars to Kuwait for over 40 years, so we’re well equipped to handle the entire process from start to finish.
If you are interested in getting the cost to ship your vehicle, the number will depend on a few factors. We’ll first need to get the information regarding your car, like the model, location, etc. The best way to get a car shipping rate to Kuwait is by speaking with our specialists or filling our form at the top.
Read our page on how to ship a car to Kuwait below and start your shipment today!
Information to Know Before Shipping a Car to Kuwait
The first step for anyone deciding to ship a car to Kuwait is to determine eligibility. Kuwait has import guidelines for all cars and other vehicles.
Kuwait Vehicle Import Guidelines:
- The only way that non-nationals can bring a car and legally import is through their employer and it must be in under the employer’s name
- Only Kuwaiti nationals can import a car into Kuwait without a sponsor
- The car can’t be more than 5 years old from the present year. The max for trucks is 10 years
If any of these aren’t met, then your car will clear customs. Though some diplomats and special situations can permit entry. In that case you will need to contact Kuwait embassy for more information. Should the vehicle be eligible then the next step for is us to receive it at one of our U.S. locations.
Customs duty for vehicles in Kuwait is 5% CIF meaning the 5% fee is assessed on the total value of car/truck, marine insurance cost(if applicable) and the freight charge.
There may be additional duties and taxes depending on the nature of the import and the status of the consignee (the person shipping or receiving the vehicle in Kuwait). It’s always best to discuss this with your salesperson before booking.
Auto Transport Services
We offer pick up services for cars located anywhere in the domestic USA. Not everyone lives close enough to one of our warehouses to drop the automobile off, but this is also an option for every client of ours. Whether you are shipping a car to Kuwait from New York or from a smaller more rural city, we can transport the vehicle to any one of our departure ports.
For automobile shipments to Kuwait, we recommend New York for east coast departures. It’s a shorter sail time but it will always depend on what you prefer and which method fits your specific scenario. For west coast departures, we recommend Los Angeles. This will take longer than from the east coast, but makes more sense if it is the nearest port.
In addition to domestic transport, our services also include full vehicle inspection with photos, doc receipt and we handle the entire customs process for exporting your car from the U.S. to Kuwait.
Shipping and Import Documents for Kuwait
There are certain documents that you will need both for shipping and importing a car once it arrives. Before a vehicle is shipped, your auto shipper will need the following:
- Valid title for the car
- Purchase invoice
- Power of attorney
Once it arrives in Kuwait City, customs there will need the previous documents along with:
- A temporary import permit (must apply for in advance)
- Letter from your employer (for non-Kuwaiti nationals)
Car Shipping to Kuwait: Three Methods
There are essentially three methods used for moving a car overseas. Two of them use ocean transport while the other uses air freight. Fortunately, our port of entry in Kuwait City offers services for both of the ocean transport methods.
Car Shipping to Kuwait via Container
The first method involves containers and it’s the ideal method because it suits single vehicle shipments and those looking to ship multiple cars. It’s cost effective as well when you use a consolidation service like ours.
Sole container services are more expensive in terms of transportation and destination fees but can have a quicker arrival date.
Car Shipping to Kuwait via Ro-Ro
Shipping a car to Kuwait using the roll on roll off method is an option for anyone shipping a single vehicle without any additional goods from home or personal effects.
If you do choose this option, the service will leave from either Baltimore or New York. It’s about the same time frame as with using our container service (6-8 weeks on the water), but you’re more limited because not every port offers Ro-Ro.
Car Shipping to Kuwait via Air Freight
Air freight is by far the quickest way to ship a car. The entire process takes between 7-10 days; however, it is much more expensive so it will all depend on your needs. Usually this service is for exotic vehicles or vehicles that need to make a show/race.
Start Shipping your Vehicle to Kuwait with Schumacher
Since 1977, Schumacher Cargo Logistics has offered the premier international car shipping to Kuwait from the USA. With over 40 years of experience we have developed the processes and services to remove the hassle from your vehicle shipment overseas.
To ship your car to Kuwait fill out our Online Quote Form call one of our specialists:
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