Shipping a car overseas? Bill of sale is a MUST!
Why is a bill of sale required to ship a car overseas?
According to US customs, a vehicle title is not sufficient enough to prove ownership. If the original seller never provided a bill of sale, he has the ability to report it lost and proceed to keep the car along with the money.
A bill of sale is require for the following:
- car shipping company
- US customs
- overseas customs
- local authorities, such as the DMV
While certain countries may not require a title but without it you are exposed to extra risk when exporting your car overseas. We require a bill of sale to protect the customer and to get the vehicle shipped on time.
The bill of sale has to list the car that was purchased and must be signed by both the seller and buyer.
If you are missing a bill of sale to your vehicle, you can find a template online.
Exporting a car from your state can be a complex process, and the requirements can vary depending on where you live. That's why it's crucial to do your research and contact your local DMV for assistance. The DMV can provide you with a detailed list of the documents you need to provide, as well as any specific requirements for your state. Some states may require additional paperwork, such as emission certificates or vehicle inspections, before you can export your car. By checking with the DMV beforehand, you can ensure that you have all the necessary paperwork in order to successfully ship your car overseas.
Here are some of the documents you may need to provide to the DMV when exporting a car:
- Title to the car
- Registration certificate
- Proof of insurance
- Bill of sale
- Certificate of Exportation (REG 32)
If you are not sure what documents you need, you can contact your local DMV for assistance.