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Shipping a Car to Guatemala

Shipping Cars to Guatemala from the USA

Shipping Your Car to Guatemala? Car Shipping to Guatemala from the USA starts at a cost of $1,850 USD with an estimated turnaround time of 14 – 24 days, depending on the make and model of the vehicle and whether the origin in the USA is on the east or west coast. Below, our 2021 guide will explore everything you need to know about car shipping to Guatemala.

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Want more information on car shipping services to Guatemala from USA?

Read on below for our US to Guatemala Vehicle Shipping Checklist, Vehicle Import Options, US to Guatemala Car Shipping Costs & Time Frame, US to Guatemala Vehicle Shipping Options, Ports Served in the US & Guatemala, and other details for Car Shipping from USA to Guatemala.

Shipping a Car to Guatemala: Checklist

Here’s a rough breakdown of the process you’ll need to go through to ship your vehicle to Guatemala.
  • Gather all necessary vehicle documentation, including:

    • Sales Contract

    • Car Registration

  • Understand the costs of shipping a vehicle, including:

    • Freight and insurance charges when shipping your vehicle

    • Wharf, transport, storage and delivery charges after your vehicle arrives

    • Duties, taxes and fees

    • Cleaning the undercarriage of foreign soil

    • Registration and insurance requirements in the relevant Guatemalan State or Territory

    • Other charges such as import processing, customs brokers’, and logistics service provider charges

  • Select an international car shipping company and preferred shipping method to transport your vehicle from the United States to Guatemala
  • Determine your vehicle’s departure and destination ports
  • Confirm the vehicle’s undercarriage is clean and free of foreign soil

More information on the process of shipping a vehicle to Guatemala can be found here.

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Vehicle Import Options

As you engage in the vehicle shipping process, some of the most important questions to consider include:

  • Whether you plan to permanently keep the car in Guatemala or if it’s just a temporary move,

  • Whether you have been the owner of the car for at least 6 months.

  • Whether you’re importing a new or used vehicle.

These questions and more will determine whether your car is eligible for shipping to Guatemala. Your actual tax rate is based on these details.

You should never assume your scenario is the same as someone else’s. Some vehicles such as used cars may have eligibility requirements that differ from those for newer vehicles for import into Guatemala. To obtain an estimate of the car shipping cost to Guatemala, fill out our free quick quote form.

Vehicle Import Approval

Upon arrival of your vehicle shipment to Guatemala, the vehicle must be declared in Customs.

You’ll need the following documentation:

  • Declaration of Goods (Our agent will assist with filing and submission)
  • Transport Document
  • Original Vehicle Title & Registration
  • Purchase Invoice or Bill of Sale
  • Declaration of Customs Value, where appropriate

Things to Consider

  • Upon entry, vehicles are granted a temporary permit lasting 30 days. Duties must be paid once plates are issued.
  • Vehicle clearance typically takes two weeks.

Shipping a Car to Guatemala: Costs & Time Frame

Using a baseline of a compact car being shipped using the roll-on/roll-off method from the Port of Los Angeles to Puerto Quetzal, our estimate for Car Shipping from USA to Guatemala starts at a cost of $1,850 USD with an estimated turnaround time of 14 – 24 days.

However, the cost to ship a car to Guatemala can vary according to factors such as the model and make of your vehicle, your current location, the nearest departure port in the USA, your shipping method of choice, availability of your chosen shipping services, and your final destination. Additionally, you’ll need to consider other car shipping costs such as storage, cleaning, other vendor fees, and Guatemalan taxes & duties, which are applied on top of shipping rates.

Taxes & Duties for Car Shipping from USA to Guatemala

Prior to shipping a vehicle from US to Guatemala, verify your vehicle’s specifications and compliance with Guatemalan requirements.

If you are shipping a vehicle to Guatemala from the USA, your car will be subject to local customs duties levied by the Guatemalan government.

However, in certain circumstances you might be able to gain exemption from paying customs duties and taxes.

  • Diplomatic vehicles don’t pay duties.

The amount of taxes and import duties payable when shipping a car to Guatemala from the US will vary and depends on the details of your shipment.

To obtain an estimated amount for the cost to ship a car to Guatemala, fill out our free quick quote form.

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Shipping a Car to Guatemala: Options

Car Shipping from USA to Guatemala can be performed using a shared container, a sole container or a roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) service.

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Roll-On/Roll-Off (RoRo) – With RoRo auto shipping, your vehicle will be driven onto a large cargo area with other vehicles on the shipping vessel, similar to a parking garage, and secured for transport. RoRo is our most budget-friendly shipping option since the only added charges on top of the RoRo car shipping cost are customs clearance and port fees.

RoRo transits tend to be a faster option for shipping cars than with the shared container service as cargo ships mostly depart on a weekly basis.

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Shared Container Service – Your auto is safely stacked into a 40ft encased container, alongside a few different vehicles that will share in the extra charges for container shipping (versus RoRo shipping where cars are stored in a large cargo area together on board the ship). These charges include terminal handling, unloading, and trucking as well as customs clearance fees.

Vehicles are loaded utilizing our industry-leading steel loading system into a completely encased shipping container. Although you’ll have the peace of mind of a full enclosure, with no exposure to the weather or other elements, the auto shipping container must reach capacity before shipping, resulting in a longer wait time before your vehicle ships out.

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Full Container Load – You’ll have the additional advantage of a completely encased shipping container, just like our shared container service, yet the container is committed exclusively to your vehicle. Subsequently, there’s no wait for container capacity, so you’ll enjoy a shorter hold-up before shipping. Be that as it may, extra terminal handling expenses and fees won’t be shared with other vehicle proprietors.

Our clients appreciate the added security and convenience offered by our dedicated container shipping. Once we receive your vehicle, we’ll photo and report the vehicle’s condition and loading process. Your vehicle will be loaded utilizing our cutting-edge steel loading framework that doesn’t depend on obsolete wood ramps and nails like that another car shipping company might use, which can harm your vehicle.

After your auto is loaded onto your own private container, it is bolted and secured. This will guarantee nobody accesses your auto before reaching its last destination. Since the vehicle is completely encased in a protected compartment, we welcome our container shipping customers to pack and transport additional items inside the vehicle. Notwithstanding, everything must be stacked safely, as we won’t be responsible for harm of any sort. Once your vehicle reaches its last destination in Guatemala, our international car shipping operators will open the container, record the vehicle’s condition and photo the whole unloading process.

Compared to our Roll-On/Roll-Off (RoRo) service, enclosed container transportation is more secure, as well as much quicker because of regular takeoffs every week.

Additional Services

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Sourcing Vehicles – Over twenty years’ experience in the shipping industry has allowed us to develop an established network of car buyers. Our agents are ready to assist overseas clients with sourcing and buying vehicles from our network for a nominal fee.

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Other Services – Some of the auto transport services we offer in overseas territories include domestic pickup, vehicle import assistance, tracking of your shipment, customs clearance in the USA and a full vehicle inspection report.

Ports Served in the US and Guatemala

Departure Ports – United States

The location your vehicle will depart from depends on the method of car shipping to Guatemala, where your vehicle is located, your budget and which services the nearest port offers. We have multiple departure locations in the USA, including Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Miami, Savannah and more.

Destination Ports – Guatemala

Here are the Guatemalan entry ports that we can ship your vehicle to.

  • Champerico
  • Puerto Barrios
  • Puerto Quetzal
  • San José
  • Santo Tomas de Castilla

Cleaning Your Vehicle’s Undercarriage

Before shipping your vehicle to Guatemala, the undercarriage must be cleaned and free of foreign soil to prevent the introduction of invasive plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms. This can be accomplished through steam cleaning or other thorough cleaning methods.

CFR Rinkens can assist with finding an appropriate cleaner to help ensure you comply with this requirement. We do not recommend washing the interior of the vehicle as it can cause mold during transport. Vacuuming the interior is usually more than sufficient.

Plating Your Vehicle in Guatemala

Upon arrival of your vehicle shipment to Guatemala, there are a few more steps to take. Vehicles undergo a physical examination to confirm the make, model and serial numbers. A 30-day temporary permit will be assigned.

Once your vehicle plates are issued, all import duties and taxes must be paid.

Declaration and payment of duties can be done online via the Declaraguate online system.

To obtain an estimate of the cost for car shipping from USA to Guatemala and other services, fill out our free quick quote form.

Other Guatemala/US Shipping Options

This information was updated in April 2021. All information, time frames, pricing, and regulations are subject to change. Please contact a sales representative for the most current rates and information.

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