Shipping a car internationally when moving to Saudi Arabia is another part of the relocation process but it’s important to understand the steps, as well as what documentation you’ll need. Each year, we ship thousands of cars and other vehicles to Saudi Arabia and we’ve been serving this market for the past 40 years. To begin shipping a car to Saudi Arabia fill out our quote request at the top of the page and read our guide below.
How to Ship a Car to Saudi Arabia
Shipping a car to Saudi Arabia from the United States is quite simple with Schumacher Cargo Logistics. Once you start your shipment with us, we can take care of the major steps to ship your car into the KSA.
How Much Does Shipping a Car to Saudi Arabia Cost
The cost to ship a car to Saudi Arabia depends on many factors. Factors for these shipments include the vehicle type, origin/destination, ocean rates, service, etc. An example is shipping a car to Saudi Arabia from California will have a different price than from New York, all things the same. Since the price has so many factors, we have our representatives create custom quotes for each shipment.
Fill out our Online Quote Form to get a custom quote for your shipment
How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car to Saudi Arabia?
Generally, the time it takes to ship a car from the US to Saudi Arabia is roughly 6-8 weeks. This number can change depending on the shipping method, service, and a few other variables.
Among other things, considering where your car is located, you’ll be able to deliver the automobile to our warehouse in New Jersey, California, Texas, Georgia, or Florida. Alternatively, we can arrange pick it up at your residence anywhere in the country. This will also dictate the overall duration of the shipment as you have to add the domestic transit time.
Once it arrives at our warehouse we perform a full inspection, issue a dock receipt and make sure the car is ready for transport.
Our Car Shipping Services for Jeddah and Dammam
Regardless of what type of car or other motor vehicle you need to ship, be it a classic car bought at auction or your family SUV, we can move it overseas at a great rate.
When shipping with us, we cover everything on the export side and it’s shown in our quotations.
- Domestic pickup if required.
- Full vehicle inspection report with pictures taken at our warehouse upon arrival.
- Indoor storage is available for most cars for a 14 day period
- U.S. customs clearance.
- Online tracking of your vehicle’s shipping process from pick up to when it’s loaded and leaves the US.
You can also choose from a few different transport methods including our container service or roll on roll off shipping. We can facilitate both these service’s to the ports in Jeddah and Dammam.
If you’re looking for the most competitive rate, we generally recommend shipping your car to Saudi Arabia using our shared container services. With our consolidation services, it’s hard to find a better rate.
However, if you’d like a quicker departure and arrival period you can book your own container to either port of entry. However, the cost for transport and destination fees is greater. Talk with one of our export specialists today to see what your options are.
The roll-on roll-off service that we offer to Saudi Arabia is ideal for larger vehicles that may not fit safely inside a standard 40’ container.
After you’ve filled out our quote form and we’ve gathered enough information to give an accurate estimate, one of our specialists will contact you.
Once your vehicle arrives in Dammam or Jeddah, your car can be transported to it’s final destination by land.
Importing A Car into Saudi Arabia
Documentation for Your Automobile
There are certain documents that you’ll need in order to clear U.S. customs and import your car to Saudi Arabia. Once we have these documents, we take care of the paperwork so you can relax.
All the documents that are needed will also be required to clear customs at the port of entry, either Jeddah or Dammam, and for this reason they need to be the originals.
The following documents are needed:
- Original clear title
- Notarized bill of sale
- In some situations, a notarized power of attorney
Saudi Arabia 5 Year Vehicle Rule
You cannot import vehicles into Saudi Arabia if they are over 5 years old. This means that if your car’s manufacture date is beyond this point, you will not be able to ship the vehicle. If you are a returning KSA student, you may file for an exemption to import a car over 5 years old into Saudi Arabia. If this is approved, you may complete the shipment. Talk to your Schumacher representative to see if you qualify.
For more customs information please contact the Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Roughly, it’s between 6000 and 8300 miles to Saudi Arabia from the U.S depending on the east and west coasts.
That’s a long journey for a car in a container. That long distance is why the time on the water for shipping cars to these ports is around 5-7 weeks.
The costs to import your car once it arrives in Saudi Arabia are based on the value of the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer plus ocean freight and insurance.
The country also has a depreciation method which it deploys monthly and it may reduce the costs depending on the year your car was produced. The standard duty and tax rate charged at Saudi customs is 5% for cars and 12% for trucks. This rate can be subject to change and may vary in relation to the status of the importer/ consignee. Please check with your salesperson.
Start Shipping A Car to Saudi Arabia With Schumacher
Our company has over 40 years experience shipping vehicles all around the world with the best rates. Shipping a car to Saudi Arabia from the United States is simple with Schumacher Cargo Logistics. Once you start with us, we take care of all the major steps to complete your international shipment. To start we’ll only need to know your vehicle’s info and the origin in the US. From there, we can coordinate your shipment from beginning to end.
To begin your international car shipping to Saudi Arabia fill out our Online Quote Form at the top of the page.
For any questions on the above, call in at 562 408-6677 or 800 599-0190