We provide guidance on compliance and take care of all requirements including export documentation, bill of lading, insurance, import clearance through customs and quarantine and delivery to the compliance centre.
There are flexible options for shipping your vehicle to or from New Zealand such as exclusive use of shipping containers to roll on – roll off, or you can share a shipping container.
If you are considering importing a motor vehicle to New Zealand, strict safety criteria and ownership conditions apply. All motor vehicles should be steam cleaned prior to shipping to assist with minimising the possibility of MAF Biosecurity ordering it to be cleaned and vacuumed on arrival in New Zealand. Don’t include household and personal effects inside your vehicle as these items cannot be cleared under your Motor Vehicle Clearance and require a separate clearance process.
The following documents will be required for clearance of motor vehicles:
A manufacturer’s certificate of compliance for frontal impact and emission standards may be required for vehicles to be registered for use on New Zealand roads. Detailed information is available on the following website www.nzta.govt.nz. No motor vehicle should be shipped until a written confirmation from the entry certifiers has been obtained that confirms the vehicle complies with, or meets, exemption criteria.
The organisations listed below are appointed by the NZTA to advise on the suitability of vehicles for import and carry out entry certification:
Once the motor vehicle has been unloaded and biosecurity checked, you will need to arrange a compliance inspection and the registration of your vehicle to verify that it complies with all New Zealand regulations and safety laws before being driven on the road. Our move managers can assist you with these arrangements.
We store vehicles and boats within our customs bonded and quarantine certified secure storage facilities, and provide service and maintainence programmes if required.
You can request a free, no-obligation vehicle shipping quotation online by using the International Car Shipping Quote form at the top of this page.