Import Car from USA to Georgia

Importing a Car from the USA to Georgia

Importing a Car from the USA to Georgia? Car imports from the USA to Georgia start at a cost of $1,100 USD with an estimated turnaround time of 20 days, depending on make and model of the vehicle, the nearest departure port in the United States, and your final destination in Georgia. Below, our 2020 guide will explore everything you need to know about importing cars from the USA to Georgia.

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Read on below for our US to Georgia Vehicle Import Checklist, Vehicle Import Options, US to Georgia Car Import Costs & Time Frame, US to Georgia Vehicle Import Options, Ports Served in the US & Georgia, and other details on how to Import Car from USA to Georgia.

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US to Georgia Vehicle Import Checklist

Here’s a rough breakdown of the process you’ll need to go through to import your vehicle to Georgia.
  • Before beginning the process of importing and registering a car in Georgia, we recommend you verify your vehicle’s compliance with exhaust and noise emissions standards.
  • After you’ve determined that your vehicle is eligible, gather all necessary vehicle documentation, including:

    • Purchase Invoice

    • Original Title & Registration

    • License Plate

    • Passport & Visa

  • Understand the costs of importing a vehicle, including:

    • Freight and insurance charges when importing your vehicle

    • Wharf, transport, storage and delivery charges after your vehicle arrives

    • Duties, taxes and fees

    • Cleaning the undercarriage of foreign soil

    • Registration and insurance requirements in the relevant Georgian State or Territory

    • Other charges such as import processing, customs brokers’, and logistics service provider charges

  • Select an international car import company and preferred transport method to transport your vehicle from the United States to Georgia
  • Determine your vehicle’s departure and destination ports
  • Confirm the vehicle’s undercarriage is clean and free of foreign soil
  • If you wish to register your vehicle for road use in Georgia, you’ll need to submit an application form along with required documentation.

More information on the process of importing a vehicle to Georgia can be found here.

Vehicle Import Options

As you engage in the vehicle import process, some of the most important questions to consider include:

  • Whether you plan to permanently keep the car in Georgia or if it’s just a temporary move.

  • Whether you have been the owner of the car for at least months.
  • Whether you’re importing a new or used vehicle.

These questions and more will determine whether your car is eligible for import to Georgia. Your actual tax rate is based on these details.

You should never assume your scenario is the same as someone else’s. Some vehicles such as used cars may have eligibility requirements that differ from those for newer vehicles for import into Georgia. To obtain an estimate of the cost to ship a car to Georgia, fill out our free quick quote form.

Vehicle Import Approval

Upon arrival of your vehicle import to Georgia, a customs declaration must be made.

You’ll need the following documentation:

  • Purchase Invoice
  • Original certificate of registration, for previously registered vehicles

Things to Consider

  • Only left-hand vehicles may be imported to Georgia from the US. Our recommended port for vehicle imports to Georgia is the Port of Poti.

US to Georgia Car Import Costs & Time Frame

Using a baseline of a compact car being imported to Georgia from the Port of Miami to the Port of Poti, our estimate for importing a vehicle from USA to Georgia starts at a cost of $1,100.00 USD with an estimated turnaround time of 20 days.

However, the cost to import a vehicle to Georgia can vary according to factors such as the model and make of your vehicle, your current location, the nearest departure port in the USA, your transport method of choice, availability of your chosen services and your final destination.

Additionally, you’ll need to consider costs such as storage, cleaning, other vendor fees, and Georgian taxes & duties.

Taxes & Duties for Georgia Car Imports

Prior to importing a vehicle from US to Georgia, verify your vehicle’s specifications and compliance with Georgia requirements.

If you are importing a vehicle to Georgia from the USA, your car will be subject to local customs duties including:

  • Import tax – 12% percent or fixed rate of the customs value
  • Value added tax (VAT) – 18% of import amount

The amount of taxes and import duties payable when importing a car to Georgia from the US will vary and depends on the details of your shipment.

Diplomats being rotated from diplomatic representations or consular offices of Georgia abroad, and those entering the territory of Georgia for permanent residence are entitled to tax concessions.

To obtain an estimate of the cost to ship a car to Georgia, fill out our free quick quote form.

US to Georgia Vehicle Import Options

Car import to the Georgia from the United States can be made using Roll-On/Roll-Off, shared container, or sole container service.

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Roll-On/Roll-Off – Our most budget-friendly option for vehicles imported to Georgia from the States, since the only additional costs are port and customs fees. Works best for vehicles in working condition, as vehicles are driven into a parking-like area of the shipping vessel and secured for transport.

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Shared Container Service – Various vehicles are securely stacked into a completely encased 40ft shipping container, sharing the additional charges brought about by container shipping. Added charges include terminal handling, trucking and emptying charges, as well as Customs clearance fees. Request a quote for the most accurate price for car imports to Georgia from the US.

Autos are stacked utilizing our best in class steel stacking racks, enabling us to safely stack multiple vehicles into a single enclosed shipping container. Vehicles are shielded from the climate and other hazards during travel to Georgia from the States.

Although you’ll have the additional security of shipping your vehicle in a fully enclosed shipping container, there may be a more extended wait before your vehicle is imported to Georgia since the container must achieve capacity before shipping

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Full Container Load

Vehicle(s) is loaded into a dedicated container. Enjoy the benefit of a fully enclosed container without the added time of waiting for container capacity. Note that 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. Your container will be secured after loading and won’t be accessible until its arrival at its final destination. You are welcome to transport other items in your vehicle- Please note however, that all items must be loaded safely, as we are not responsible for any loss or harm of any sort.

Once your car arrives at its destination in Georgia, our authorized agent will access the container, photograph 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.

Additional Services

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Sourcing Vehicles – We have developed a wide network of car buyers throughout our time in the shipping industry and are ready to help overseas clients with car purchases for a nominal fee.

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Other Services – Some of the auto transport services we offer in overseas territories include domestic pickup, vehicle import assistance, tracking of your shipment, customs clearance in the USA and a full vehicle inspection report.

Ports Served in the US and Georgia

Departure Ports – United States

The location your vehicle will depart from depends on the method of car import to Georgia, where your vehicle is located, your budget and which services the nearest port offers. We have multiple departure locations in the USA, including Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Miami, Savannah and more.

 

Destination Ports – Georgia

CFR Rinkens can arrange for vehicle import services to just about any worldwide destination. We import vehicles to the following Georgian ports:

  • Poti
  • Batumi

Cleaning Your Vehicle’s Undercarriage

Before importing your vehicle to Georgia, the undercarriage must be cleaned and free of foreign soil to prevent the introduction of invasive plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms.

This can be accomplished through steam cleaning or other thorough cleaning methods.

CFR Rinkens can assist with finding an appropriate cleaner to help ensure you comply with this requirement. We do not recommend washing the interior of the vehicle as it can cause mold during transport. Vacuuming the interior is usually more than sufficient.

Plating Your Vehicle in Georgia

After arrival of your vehicle import to Georgia from the US, it must be registered.

For the latest regulations, please refer to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

Import and registration rules can and do change often.

To obtain an estimate of the cost to ship a car to Georgia, fill out our free quick quote form.

Other Georgia/US Shipping Options