Whichever way you choose to ship your car to Africa, we also offer the ability to collect your vehicles from anywhere in the US. We can pickup all types of vehicles, from new cars, used cars, classic cars, and salvage cars. We work within our network of trusted transporters who move vehicles via open or enclosed transport. All of our ground transporters are insured, bonded, and maintain an excellent rating.
Once your vehicles are received at our shipping facilities in either California or New Jersey, they are inspected, photographed and logged into our modern logistics system. You can track your vehicle online just like any other international shipment. We offer free storage during the time is takes for the vehicle to be loaded and shipped in a consolidated container.
In order to ship a car to Africa, you are required to provide certain documents to your shipping agent.
1. Original Title - US Customs requires an original title to be submitted upon exporting your vehicle. If there are liens on the car, you will be required to also provide the letter from the lien holder releasing the lien. If you are still paying off the lease or loan for your vehicle, your bank will not allow you to export the vehicle. Title must be original, copies will not be accepted.
2. Bill of Sale - If you are not the original owner of the vehicle, you must provide a bill of sale showing that a sale was made from the owner to you. If there was another buyer in between, you must provide a bill of sale tying the owner->1st buyer->2nd buyer. Bill of sale can be a duplicate.
3. EIN letter or international passport - If you are a US citizen, you must submit an EIN letter from the IRS, find out more here. If you are not a US citizen, you may simply submit a copy of your international passport.
4. Power of Attorney form - In order for us to ship your vehicle overseas, you are required to complete and return a power of attorney form. US customers please use this form. Overseas customers please use this form.
5. Shipping form - After getting a quote and confirming the rates, you will be required to fill and submit our online car shipping form. After submitting the form, we will confirm everything and contact let you know when your car will be collected and shipped overseas. You can find the online shipping form here.
Africa consists of 54 countries, each with its own laws on car imports. Some allow salvage cars, while others do not. Some limit the age of vehicles allowed to be imported, while others provide tax breaks on electric and hybrid vehicles. With such a wide range of laws and regulations, it would be impossible to list them all here. However, each individual country page we ship to has information on the import tax and the type of vehicles allowed to be imported.
Contact us to get an exact rate on how much import tax will be on your vehicle.
Whichever method of international car shipping you choose, will require you to work with an overseas agent local to your destination. They will be responsible for unloading your vehicles in Africa, clearing local import customs, and they can even help with registration and delivery to your door. You always have a choice of going with your own local import agent, or we can provide one in any of the destinations you choose to ship to. Destination charges and services are separate from our international car shipping service. Please contact us if you have any questions about the costs associated with transporting your cars from the USA to Africa.
Cars shipped to Africa are usually sourced from US car auctions such as Manheim, Copart or IAAI. Auctions are popular due to the large volume of vehicles available, resulting in lower purchase costs and cheaper transportation rates from the auctions. However, these type of auctions are usually not available to the public, and require a wholesale or retail dealers license. Many international car buyers choose to go through US auto auction brokers, or apply for an auto dealers license themselves.
The most popular cars shipping from the USA to Africa are the Toyota Camry, Corolla, Sienna, Rav4, and the Tacoma, While Toyota may dominate most African markets, Hyundai, Ford and even Jeep are also popular cars to import to Africa.
Countries like South Africa also have demand for classic cars from overseas. Classics like the Mustang, Camaro, and Corvette are popular imports. Looking for a classic car to import to Africa? Check out our blog on where to buy classic cars in the US.