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Import a car for private use
Posted by: Alex (---.dip.t-dialin.net)
Date: March 26, 2011 04:53PM

Hello there dear friendly people,

would it make sense for a saint martin resident to import a car from the us?
how much would that cost approximately, and how much taxes would i have to pay?
Car price could be around 3-5000$

Thanks a lot, and have a beatiful day, with a few clouds & chilly winds,
Alex

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: March 27, 2011 02:21AM

NO Import taxes, Dutch side.

Ship from Miami suggest Bernith Lines 305-633-7711. Cost depends if you want it shipped in a container or as deck cargo, I suggest in a container and fill up the car with other "stuff". About $1,200.

Just Another Ho Hum Day On D Planet

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Alex (---.dip.t-dialin.net)
Date: March 28, 2011 06:53AM

Hi Neil,
thanks a lot for your helpful answer!
That seems to "be" fair.

And if I´m resident on the french side, what would I have to do, or pay?
Or can I just pick it up on the Dutch side and register it on the French side?
What would I have to face to do that?

Let the sunshine in your heart & warm regards, Alex

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Tabba Khady (Moderator)
Date: March 28, 2011 07:51AM


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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: March 29, 2011 11:30PM

You WILL need a "Right Of Export" certificate from your state of title.

THis gives you the OK to export it with a CLEAR or OK TITLE.

Just Another Ho Hum Day On D Planet



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/29/2011 11:31PM by Neil Rooney.

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Alex (---.dip.t-dialin.net)
Date: April 01, 2011 01:09PM

Wow, Philippe & Neill, thank you both a lot!!

You´ve been absolutely helpful in every detail,
thanks again and my appreciations, Alex!

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: sxmjay (---.w92-160.abo.wanadoo.fr)
Date: October 14, 2011 08:35PM

Hello, I am just in the process of getting my french license but have the right to drive for a year with my american license, can i import my car from the US and park it until it gets insured?

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Tabba Khady (Moderator)
Date: October 15, 2011 07:44AM


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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: sxmjay (---.w92-160.abo.wanadoo.fr)
Date: October 15, 2011 01:18PM

Well the problem is i don't think i can personally register and insure my car without a french license as i have a us license that is not transferable for a french license. An international license will only translate your license but this is also only valid 6 months or a year maximum. Can be frustrating if you have seen the code de la route recently

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: jaysxm (---.w92-160.abo.wanadoo.fr)
Date: October 15, 2011 01:47PM

Another quick question for you phillipe since you have been here for so long, this may solve my problem for the moment , my mother has a french license could i register the vehicle for her here? I'm sure i can get a proof of address like a lease or something

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Tabba Khady (Moderator)
Date: October 15, 2011 04:42PM


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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Jaysxm (---.w92-160.abo.wanadoo.fr)
Date: October 15, 2011 08:36PM

Hmm so i would just need to register it in my name and wait till i get my. License to insure the vehicle . Would i be able to register it on behalf of someone maybe i should go to the hotel de la collectivite office and ask?

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Tabba Khady (Moderator)
Date: October 16, 2011 07:30AM


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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: Ita (---.mia.bellsouth.net)
Date: October 17, 2011 01:42PM

I got insurance at Nagico using my US License.
Cheers
irina

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Re: Import a car for private use
Posted by: George (---.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net)
Date: November 03, 2011 12:58PM

No custom or import taxes. But you have to have all your legal documents ready with your name, etc.

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