Car Shipping from USA to Sweden

Relocating to Sweden is easy when CFR’s shipping experts handle your car shipping from USA to Sweden. We have over twenty years of experience in worldwide shipping, so you can be sure we’ll make the process of car shipping from USA to Sweden fast, easy and secure. Our shipping experts will assist throughout the whole process – from customs clearance to inspections approvals, we’ll be there to help every step of the way.

We have several locations throughout the United States – if one of our expedient shipping locations isn’t near you, we can arrange for vehicle pickups when needed. We’re here to make car shipping from USA to Sweden as convenient as possible!

With various shipping methods to choose from, including container and roll-on/roll-off car shipping from USA to Sweden, there is a shipping option that meets your budget and schedule. Our roll-on/roll-off service is considered the most economical option, but we also offer the added security and peace of mind of fully enclosed container shipping. You have the option of shipping your car to Sweden in a dedicated container, or using our consolidated container shipping, where the cost of handling and other fees is shared between vehicle owners.

Read on below for our detailed car shipping from USA to Sweden guide, or if you’re ready to get started – request a free quote today!

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Sweden Car Shipping and Import GuideThe Sweden Shipping Guide below discusses car shipping to Sweden 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 Sweden

What ports we ship to

CFR ships vehicles to the following ports in Sweden:

  • Malmö
  • Karlshamn
  • Karlskrona
  • Lödöse
  • Gothenburg
  • Oskarshamn
  • Smygehuk
  • Värtahamnen
What are the Car Shipping Costs to Sweden?

Costs for car shipping from the USA to Sweden will vary, depending on where you’re shipping from, chosen method of transport, as well as your car’s details and what your final destination is. Costs may also include additional taxes and dues.

While our shipping specialists will assist you every step of the way, please make sure you have the most up-to-date information on taxes and import fees, since these tend to change frequently.

To get a better idea of the cost, request a free shipping estimate today!

Car Shipping from USA to Sweden

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

Roll-on/roll-off – Your car is loaded into a parking-like cargo area on the shipping vessel, where it is secured for transport. This is our most economical option, as the only added fees are customs clearance and port charges.

Shared container service – Take advantage of our consolidated container shipping! Your vehicle will be securely loaded into a fully enclosed 40ft container with other vehicles. Although there are additional fees when compared to our roll-on/roll-off service, these are shared between the vehicle owners using the containers. Included in the charges are a terminal handling charge, trucking and unloading charges, and customs clearance fees.

*Although you have the advantage of sharing the additional handling charges, you might have a longer wait before your vehicle departs – the container must be fully loaded before it ships out. On the other hand, you’ll have the added security of shipping in a fully enclosed container.

Full container load – Just like our shared container service, you’ll have the peace of mind of a fully enclosed container, but this one is dedicated solely to your vehicle. Since departure isn’t dependent on other cars, you’ll have a shorter wait between departure and arrival. This benefit comes at a cost, as you’ll end up paying more in fees.

Enclosed container shipping is considered to be more secure, since your vehicle isn’t exposed to the weather and other elements. Upon arrival at our terminal, your vehicle’s condition and loading process will be documented with photos. All of our containers utilize a modern steel loading system that minimizes the risk of damage, as it doesn’t use outdated wood ramps and nails. Not only is this system more secure, but also environmentally friendly.

After your vehicle is loaded and secured, the container door is locked, ensuring no one will gain access to your vehicle prior to reaching its final destination. Since your vehicle will be in a fully enclosed and secured container, you’re welcome to pack and transport other items inside your car. However, all items have to be loaded securely, as we won’t be responsible for loss or damage of any kind.

Upon arrival to Sweden, the container will be accessed by our agent and the vehicle’s condition and unloading process will be fully documented with photographs.

As opposed to our roll-on/roll-off service, container shipping is considered to be faster due to frequent departures each week.

Things to Consider

Taxes and Duties
  • Value Added Tax (New Vehicles Only)
  • Vehicle Tax (Details received once your registration with the Swedish Transportation Agency is activated)
Steps when shipping a car to Sweden from the USA

Here are the steps to follow when shipping and importing a car to Sweden. Our agents will help you through the whole process of car shipping from USA to Sweden, including vehicle compliance, customs clearance and tax payments.

  1. Vehicles imported from the US must be cleared though the Swedish Customs Service.
  2. New vehicles will have to pay a value added tax. A vehicle is considered new if it has been driven less than 6000 km since purchase, or if it has been on the road for less than six months.
  3. For temporary registration, you must register for road traffic insurance with a Swedish insurance company. When importing a car from the US, temporary registration means the use of the vehicle is restricted.
  4. Verification of origin application – Includes signed application, registration certificate, proof of customs clearance and sales document or receipt. This application can be filled out online, printed and submitted along with your documentation, or downloaded here.
  5. There is an application fee for verification of origin of 600 SEK, or $70.63 USD.
    Registration inspection and technical identity verification.
  6. Upon registration inspection approval, your vehicle will be registered in the Swedish Traffic Registry.
  7. Your vehicle will be allocated a registration number automatically – registration certificate as well as plates will be sent to your permanent Swedish address.
  8. Once you receive your registration certificate and plates, you’ll be able to activate the registration with the Swedish Transportation Agency. Upon activation, you will receive information for payment of vehicle tax.

You can read more on the whole import process at the Swedish Transportation Agency website. Our shipping experts are ready to answer any questions about car shipping from USA to Sweden you may have!

Additional Services for Car Shipping from USA to Sweden

Escrow services – We’ll make the buying process easy and secure by receiving payment from vehicle buyers, verifying the vehicle’s condition, making sure all relevant documentation is in order and finally issuing payment to the seller.

Sourcing vehicles – Take advantage of our wide network of car buyers – for a nominal fee or commission, we help overseas clients purchasing vehicles.

Take a look at our Online Quote Request to get an estimate for car shipping from USA to Sweden.

Car Shipping from USA to Sweden via Container CFR Rinkens

Let our shipping experts assist you with car shipping from USA to Sweden – we’ll help you navigate through the whole process! Contact us today for expert advice on importing a car to Sweden at 1-888-886-6683, or request a free online quote!

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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