Car Shipping from USA to Russia

Our experienced shipping agents will assist you every step of the way when shipping your car from the United States to the Russian Federation. Although car shipping from USA to Russia can be a complicated and sometimes expensive process, we have over twenty years’ experience in the worldwide shipping of goods. We offer convenient drop-off warehouse locations across the states or can arrange for pickup of your vehicle.

If you’re ready to get started with shipping your car from USA to Russia, request a free online estimate or get in touch with one of our shipping specialists. CFR Rinkens offers a variety of car shipping options from USA to Russia, including Roll-On/Roll-Off car shipping in addition to shared and dedicated enclosed container shipping. Read our Car Shipping from USA to Russia Guide below to learn more.

CFR-Rinkens_Warehouse_LocationsOur warehouse locations include:
Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

Russia Car Shipping GuideThe Russia Car Shipping Guide below discusses car shipping to Russia 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 Russia

Where do we ship to?

We ship vehicles to the following ports in Russia:

  • Arkhangelsk
  • Astrakhan
  • Baltiysk
  • Kaliningrad
  • Kholmsk
  • Magadan
  • Makhachkala
  • Murmansk
  • Nakhodka
  • Novorossiysk
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Primorsk
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Sochi
  • Ust-Luga
  • Vitino
  • Vladivostok
  • Vostochny
What are the Car Shipping Costs to Russia?

The cost for importing your vehicle to Russia will vary, depending on a variety of factors. These include where you’re shipping your car from, your final destination, as well as your vehicle’s make, model and other specifications. Unless you’re temporarily importing a vehicle, car shipping costs to Russia also include additional customs, import taxes and fees. Get a free online estimate for the cost for car shipping from USA to Russia. We are always just a phone call away at 1-888-886-6683.


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How do costs vary based on the method of shipping to Russia?

Roll-on/roll-off – Best for working vehicles. Cars are driven into a large area in the shipping vessel, similar to a parking garage, and secured for transport. The only added costs are port and customs fees, making this our most budget friendly option.

Shared container service – Multiple vehicles are safely loaded into a fully enclosed 40ft container that will share in the added charges incurred by container shipping. These include: terminal handling, trucking and unloading charges, in addition to customs clearance fees. Cars are loaded using our state of the art steel loading racks, allowing us to securely load multiple vehicles into a single enclosed container. Vehicles are protected from the weather and other elements during travel to Russia.

You’ll enjoy the added security and peace of mind of a fully enclosed container, but might have a longer wait before your vehicle ships out as the container must reach capacity before shipping.

Full container load – Vehicle is loaded into a dedicated container. Enjoy the benefit of a fully enclosed container without the added time of waiting for container capacity. This will come at a price, as added terminal and container handling fees won’t be shared with other car owners. Take advantage of the added security of a fully enclosed container – your vehicle(s) will be loaded by our professional staff using our industry-leading steel loading system that allows us to load multiple vehicles into a single container.

Upon arrival at our warehouse, your vehicle’s condition and complete loading process will be photographed and included in our guaranteed condition report. Our agent will secure your container after loading, and since it won’t be accessible until its arrival at its final destination, we invite customers to transport other items in their vehicle. In any case, everything must be loaded safely, as we won’t be responsible for loss or harm of any sort.

Once your car arrives at its destination in Russia, our authorized agent will access the container, photographing the car’s arrival condition and unloading process. Thanks to frequent weekly departures, our enclosed container shipping option is not only more secure, but faster than our Roll-On/Roll-Off Service.

Things to Consider: Car Shipping from USA to Russia

Documentation Needed
  • Passport & Visa
  • Driver’s License
  • Purchase Invoice
  • Original Title & Registration
  • License Plate
  • Valid Insurance
  • Certificates of Conformity and Matriculation
  • Customs Declaration (for Ministry of Foreign Affairs registration)

Please note: The Russian Federation strictly enforces visa requirements, and import duties can be very high. Client may need to be present during the customs clearance process. Get in touch with one of our shipping specialists to verify vehicle import procedures to Russia.

Taxes and Duties

Foreign individuals can import vehicles temporarily into the Russian Federation without paying taxes and custom fees, provided it is for less than a year and the vehicles are exclusive for personal use. Vehicles imported to Russia from the USA must pay Russian customs charges, except for foreign diplomat vehicles. Russian customs payments of vehicle imports must be made in advance – total amount of the deposit will depend on your vehicle’s specifications. This deposit can be applied to the payment of Russian customs clearance and other import duties.

Russian customs regulations change regularly – according to the Customs Code Art. 136 of the Russian Federation, noncompliance with Russian legislation may result in additional customs payments. Read more about customs regulations at the Moscow International Portal.

Steps when Car Shipping from USA to Russia
  1. Contact one of our experienced shipping agents to request a quote, and arrange for vehicle pickup, or drop off your car at one of our convenient warehouse locations.
  2. Our agents will work with you to ensure all proper documentation and forms are filed. Shipping times will vary depending on the chosen method of shipping.
  3. Upon arrival, passenger customs declaration, including documentation and shipping documents must be presented. Client may need to be present.
  4. To register your vehicle with customs, in addition to the required documentation, you must have Russian compulsory motor insurance for the whole time of stay of the vehicle in Russia. Vehicles can be registered at:
    • State Traffic Safety Inspectorate of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia: for vehicles imported longer than six months. (Excepting vehicles imported by Russian citizens)
    • Customs: for vehicles brought in for six months or less.
  5. Upon entry, an imported vehicle certificate (IVC) will be issued. Driving without an IVC is prohibited. The IVC can be prolonged with the customs authorities at the client’s place of temporary or permanent residence.
  6. If the vehicle is not taken out of Russia after the established deadline, or the temporary import period is not extended, additional customs payments may be incurred.

For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the Russian Federal Customs Service. Import regulations can and do change often.

Additional Services for Car Shipping from USA to Russia

Escrow services – We’ll verify the vehicle’s condition and paperwork, collect payment from vehicle buyers and issue funds to the seller after picking up the vehicle – making the car buying process safe and secure.

Sourcing vehicles – We’ve developed a wide network of car buyers throughout our twenty years in the shipping industry, and are ready to help overseas clients with car purchases for a nominal fee.

You can request a free online estimate for car shipping from USA to Russia and inquire about our professional service add-ons.

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Car shipping from the USA to Russia can seem like a complicated process, CFR’s shipping specialists will be there to help you throughout the whole process. Contact us today to get started with shipping your vehicle from USA to Russia at 1-888-886-6683. If you’re ready to go, request a free estimate online!
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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