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How to Import a Vehicle into Indonesia from the United States

By Joe Webster

Summary: Joe Webster offers tips for preparing to ship a car from the US to Indonesia.

Moving to Indonesia - How to Import a Vehicle into Indonesia from the United States

The process of importing a vehicle into another country requires attention to detail, knowledge of the country's import policies, and some preparation. Without all of the facets addressed, the vehicle could be denied access into Indonesia. That's why it is vital to hire a dependable and seasoned international auto transport company.

It is recommended that those looking to send a vehicle from the United States into Indonesia, call and book a date with a reliable overseas shipping company at least two months ahead of time. This will give you as well as the transport company, time to prepare for the international shipping process. Cautiously select the shipping method you prefer for your automobile. As you may notice, there are several methods of transport. The two most common auto transport methods include RO/RO shipping and container shipping.

Preparing for International Transport

After booking your shipping date and choosing a method of shipping you feel comfortable with, begin preparing for the vehicle's international travels. Not only will the transport company have preparation requests, but you will need to gather all of the documents required for presentation at the Custom's office. In order to learn about the auto import policies of the country, call the Embassy of Indonesia. They will gladly inform you of the auto import policy currently in place. When you have learned of all that is required for a successful auto import, begin fulfilling the prerequisites. An overseas transport company such as A1AutoTransport will help you along the way.

  • License, Picture ID or Passport
  • Vehicle Title and Registration
  • Proof of Paid Tariffs
  • Bill of Lading
  • Original Purchase Invoice

On top of all the documentation that must be gathered, strict regulations must be met. For instance, the vehicle must be new since Indonesia prohibits used vehicles. The engine size must remain under 3,000 CC. The import requirements and restrictions for vehicles can change at any given time. Always make the effort to learn of the most up-to-date import policies for the country.

For more information on shipping a vehicle to Indonesia or to get a free quote, visit a1autotransport.com.

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First Published: Apr 22, 2016

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