Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CPD

The Carnet de Passages en Douane, or CPD (often called “a trip ticket” in the Middle East) is a customs facilitation document used to cover the temporary importation of road motor vehicles, whether it is driven or shipped to another country.

A CPD is a globally insured customs guarantee document confirming that customs duties and taxes will be paid in case the vehicle does not return to the country of registration. It means a CPD holder will not be required to pay customs guarantee deposit in the country where the vehicle is brought on a temporary importation basis.

If you don’t have a CPD, you will have to pay customs guarantee deposit in the foreign country and it takes weeks or months until such deposit is returned.

Who can sell a Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD)?

CPD is an official product distributed and administered by the Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT) and Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and can only be issued by AIT/FIA automobile clubs and authorized distributors in the five continents.

What is homologation meaning?

Homologation is the process of certifying that a particular car is roadworthy and matches certain specified criteria laid out by the government for all vehicles made or imported into that country.

How much does it cost to ship a car?

The cost will be based on a couple of things; pickup and delivery locations, distance, open or enclosed, type of vehicle and vehicle’s condition. To get the exact cost of your vehicle transport, we recommend speaking to our transport specialists with the specifics about your transport.

Does the size of my vehicle matter?

Yes – The size of your vehicle determines if an oversize vehicle transport service is needed. Larger vehicles occupy the same amount of space used by two standard mid-size cars.

How much does it cost to bring a car overseas?

Shipping a personal vehicle internationally can cost from $1,000 – $5,000 for standard ocean transport or $5000 – $40,000 for air transport. While the final cost of shipping a car overseas is based upon many factors