Select the auto transportation service you would like to use. Depending on your point of origin, you may be able to send your car to Venezuela on the ground. You can choose to send your car in a closed, individual container, or you can select a roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) option where your car is driven onto the transport vehicle and then driven off at the end. Door-to-door delivery will likely require a combination of land and sea transportation. If you choose to transport your vehicle to the port of departure and retrieve it from the Venezuelan arrival port, only sea transportation will be needed.
Get a cost estimate from shipping companies. It is important to shop around when it comes to car shipping companies. Different companies will have different payment policies (down payments or paying up front, for example). Charges will also vary depending on the size or type of your vehicle, pick-up location and arrival location. Quotes are generally free. Shipping International and Ship My Vehicle both offer transportation services to Venezuela and can provide free price quotes.
Ship My Vehicle
Obtain shipping insurance for your vehicle. Several insurance options are available for shipping your car by sea and over land. Most insurers will require a full inspection of your vehicle prior to departure. Many companies will also require that you empty your vehicle to avoid damage from loose items during transit. Check with your own insurance agent to determine the type of coverage you will need for your particular circumstances. In the alternative, most shipping companies also offer the necessary insurance as part of their services. Make sure you understand all of the shipping company's terms before signing anything. Discuss insurance as part of the quote process.
Be prepared to pay a 12 percent value-added tax on your car, plus import duties, as well as a 1 percent customs handling charge. If your car is considered a luxury item by the Venezuelan government, an additional 10 percent VAT may be required. The car must be a new vehicle, unless you are a resident or returning resident of Venezuela.