Scandinavia is a region of countries rich in pure nature and advanced technology. People from Sweden sustain open and productive society. This direction, although it may seem a bit out of the main routes, is quite popular when it comes to shipping cars from California.
There are a few ports to which a classic car, such as Volvo, Porsche or Saab, may be shipped, including Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. If you have already decided to ship your car to Sweden or import a vehicle from the USA to one of Swedish ports, you can go directly to quote form, to find out shipping price.
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Transport a car, a motorbike or cargo from the USA to Sweden
Sweden is a country in the north of Europe that shares a border with Norway and Finland. It is not densely populated but many business people go to big cities in the southern part of the country for professional reasons. There are also those who decide to emigrate from the USA to live in Sweden.
Are you thinking of moving to Sweden? Do you want to take your car with you? Once you have decided to ship your vehicle from the US to Sweden, you should find a professional and reputable car shipping service. There are many cities and ports to which your car may be shipped, including Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. If you wish to have your car transported to your home located inland, it is also possible. You can choose between door-to-door or port-to-port service.
People who organize a transportation of their vehicle to Sweden must be aware that it will be subjected to a thorough mechanical and structural inspection on the arrival. Swedish customs officers are going to check if your car is in a state allowing it to enter the roads in their country. You should contact Swedish vehicle registration authority, pay a number of duties, including VAT and possess a Bill of Sale and insurance documents. You have to specify what kind of fuel is used in your vehicle, submit transport documents, engine numbers and model details.
As far as time is concerned, transportation of your car or goods will take three to five weeks. You can have the agent send your car either in an enclosed container or on a deck of RORO vessel. Please plan your international car moving from the United States in advance and make sure you are aware of the prices at the destination.
Usually, when you get a car shipping quote, it does not include any storage fees, handling and custom related charges and fees in the country of destination. You also need to check what are administrative costs, if there is an eco tax and how much one must pay for custom clearance documentation and handling charges.
Instructions how to ship a vehicle to Sweden
Whether you are moving from the United States to Sweden or found a car to buy and transport to Stockholm, Malmo or Gothenburg, we are here to help. Although it is difficult to do all the necessary steps by yourself, many could be performed by anybody who would like to get involved.
Firstly, can assure specialist dedicated to customers transporting to Sweden. Short checklist to prepare is:
- Bill of sale and car registration,
- Destination and approximate date of shipping.
Make sure you read the instructions prepared for vehicle shipment to Sweden by Swedish government.
You can also always consult our specialist!
What ports and destinations in Sweden can I ship to?
Where is it possible to ship a car, motorbike or household goods to? There are many ports in Sweden, some of them by North Sea, other by the Baltic Sea. Most of the buyers choose the biggest ports:
- Gothenburg (Goteborg) or
Other available destinations are Wallhamn, Karlskrona, Lödöse, Gavle, Oskarshamn, Smygehuk, Värtahamnen, Ahus.
On the other hand side, when shipping in door to door fashion customer choose any city in Sweden. The biggest centers, and thus the easiest transports are the capital city, Stockholm, or main cities: Gothenburg, Malmö, Uppsala, Upplands Väsby and Sollentuna, Västerås, Örebro, Linköping, Helsingborg, Norrköping, Jönköping, Lund.
Procedures when shipping cars to Sweden
How is vehicle shipping going to proceed?
- Get advised about the most economic way to ship, including choosing destination and origin port.
- Get help when it comes to preparing your shipment.
- Make sure you understand cost of shipping, official procedures and documentation.
- Get to know more about bio- and eco- requirements.
- Decide about details of the service.
- Take care of necessary documents and start following shipping procedure.
- Make sure you take care of all the responsibilities.
Cost of shipping a car to Sweden
Cost of shipping a car to Sweden depends on:
- destination city,
- size and weight of the car,
- additional cargo,
- transport to port of origin,
- transport from the port to destination.
There is also Vehicle Tax to be paid for shipped car, or if the car is new, Value Added Tax applies.
The fastest way to find out the price: go to free shipping quote to Sweden.
What documents do I have to prepare?
Documents you need to prepare:
- Bill of Sale,
- Car Registration,
- Declaration of Use to Customs,
- Vehicle Tax Declaration,
- any other document that applies to your individual situation.
Summary of shipping a vehicle to Sweden
Shipping a car to Sweden from the Port of Los Angeles can take about three weeks. If you are ready to plan the shipment, please fill out the form to get free quote.