Car Shipping from USA to Guatemala

Are you looking to ship a car from USA to Guatemala? With CFR’s dedicated agents, car shipping from USA to Guatemala will be easy, fast and secure. We offer several methods to ship your vehicle, including roll-on/roll-off services, as well as shared and dedicated container services. Our agents will help you determine the best shipping solution to meet your budget and schedule. We’ll assist you throughout the whole shipping process, from customs clearance to vehicle requirements – we are always just a phone call away.

Read on below to learn more about the requirements and options to ship your vehicle from USA to Guatemala. With several warehouse locations across the United States, you can be sure to find a convenient vehicle drop-off location near you, or arrange for vehicle pickup. Get in touch with our shipping specialists today, and we’ll take care of all the details. Ready to get started? Request a free online estimate.

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China Car Shipping GuideThe Guatemala Car Shipping Guide below discusses car shipping to Guatemala from the USA. For general information and to view common questions about shipping a vehicle, visit our worldwide vehicle shipping page.

Car Shipping Guide: Car Shipping from USA to Guatemala

Where do we ship to?

We ship vehicles to the following ports in Guatemala:

  • Champerico
  • Puerto Barrios
  • Puerto Quetzal
  • San Jose
  • Santo Tomas de Castilla
How do costs vary based on the method of shipping to Guatemala?

Roll-on/roll-off – Your vehicle will be driven onto a large cargo area on the shipping vessel, similar to a parking garage, and secured for transport. This is our most budget-friendly shipping option, since the only added charges are customs clearance and port fees.

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 transportation. 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 container must reach capacity before shipping, resulting in a longer wait time before your vehicle ships out.

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, 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 customers to pack and transport additional items inside the vehicle. Notwithstanding, everything must be stacked safely, as we won’t be in charge of harm of any sort.

Once your vehicle reaches its last destination in Guatemala, our operators will open the container, record the vehicle’s condition and photo the whole unloading process. Compared to our Roll-On/Roll-Off service, enclosed container transportation is more secure, as well as much quicker because of regular takeoffs every week.

What are the Car Shipping Costs to Guatemala?

The final cost to import and ship a vehicle to Guatemala from the USA will vary, depending on a number of factors, including where you’re shipping from, your final destination, and also your vehicle’s make, model and year. Auto shipping expenses to Guatemala may also include extra charges, taxes and dues. While our transportation specialists will help you with documentation, and all through the entire procedure of car shipping from USA to Guatemala, please ensure you have the most current data on import obligations and expenses, as these can change every now and again.

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Things to Consider: Car Shipping from USA to Guatemala

Taxes and Duties

As set out in Article 55 of the VAT Act, and amended by Decree 10-2012 of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala in the import of land motor vehicles including motorcycles, the Value Added Tax will be paid at the rate established in the Article 10 of the VAT Act. The tax base for land motor vehicles of previous year models, the model year must be stated in the original invoice issued by the seller of the vehicle, provided that the authenticity of the invoice can be verified by the tax authorities and demonstrate and document the payment invoiced by the banking system.

In the case of not meeting the above requirements, the tax base is the vehicle’s value listed in the table of taxable values developed by the Tax Administration, published in the Journal of Central America, which is available online for your review.

Upon entry, vehicles are granted a temporary permit lasting 30 days. Duties must be paid once plates are issued. Diplomatic vehicles don’t pay duties. Vehicle clearance typically takes two weeks. Declaration and payment of duties can be done online via the Declaraguate online system.

Documentation Needed
  • 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.
Steps when Car Shipping from USA to Guatemala

Here’s an outline of the process for shipping and importing a vehicle to Guatemala. Our expert shipping agents are always just a phone a call away, ready to assist you throughout the entire process.

  1. Contact one of our experienced shipping agents or request a free online quote.
  2. Our agents will assist you in the gathering of necessary documentation and can arrange for convenient vehicle pickup on your own schedule.
  3. Once we receive your vehicle, our agents will record its arrival condition in our guaranteed condition report. Total travel time to Guatemala will vary, depending on your chosen method of shipping.
  4. Upon arrival, vehicles undergo a physical examination to confirm the make, model and serial numbers. A 30-day temporary permit will be assigned.
  5. Once your vehicle plates are issued, all import duties and taxes must be paid.
Additional Services for Car Shipping from USA to Guatemala

Escrow services – Take the guesswork out of buying a vehicle. We collect payment from vehicle buyers and verify the vehicle’s condition and documentation, then issuing funds to the seller after picking up the vehicle.

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, for a nominal fee.

Don’t forget to request a free online estimate for car shipping from USA to Guatemala.

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Car shipping from the USA to Guatemala may seem complicated, but with CFR’s expert agents assisting you every step of the way it will be easy, fast and secure. Contact us today for professional assistance at 1-888-886-6683.

If you need additional information for vehicle shipping overseas, we’ve prepared these convenient online vehicle shipping guides with info specific to each country, including steps when shipping your vehicle overseas, as well as customs and vehicle homologation info.
Don’t see the country you’re looking for? We work with shipping agents all over the world and can assist you with all your worldwide vehicle shipping needs. Request a quote above, or give us a call at 1-888-886-6683.


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