Car shipping to Thailand

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Want to import UK cars to Thailand? You should then be aware of every single requirement and arrangement needed within the process. To make your car shipping to Thailand a lot easier, ShipfromUK offers you the best guidance through the entire process. We take care of the shipment from your UK to Thailand.

We offer a weekly and direct car shipping to Thailand service with fast transit times ranging from 33 to 40 days, door to door. Our helpful team has been shipping cars for over 42 years to different locations in Thailand including Laem Chabang and Bangkok.


Customs Clearance

Sit back and relax, will take care of the entire customs clearance process, saving you the hassle experienced when importing a vehicle independently.


Importing Motor Vehicles

New vehicles of all types not yet registered abroad are allowed to be imported in Thailand without applying for an import permit from the Ministry of Commerce. However, used vehicles need to obtain an import permit from the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce. For the new or used vehicles with the weight less than 3500 Kgs., the importer needs to obtain an import permit from the Industrial Standard Institute.


Criteria for a Permanent Import of Vehicles

An importer is eligible to import only ONE used vehicles for personal use.

In case where the importer is a non-resident, he/she is required to stay in Thailand for at least ONE year and present a non-immigrant visa issued by the Immigration Bureau, the National Police Office together with a work permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare at the time of importation. If you are on a tourist visa or retirement visa you cannot import a car.

In case where an importer is a Thai resident marrying a foreigner, he/she is required to present documentary evidence of marriage and proof of changing residence to Thailand. Also the importer has to own and possess the imported vehicle for at least one and a half year while staying abroad, from the date of transferring the ownership to the date of arrival into Thailand.

In case where an importer is a Thai resident, he/she is allowed to import a vehicle only when such vehicle is accompanied the owner on the change of residence and he/she has owned and possessed the imported vehicle together with the valid driving license for at least one and a half year while staying abroad.


Documents needed

General Documentation:

  • An Import Goods Declaration and 3 duplicates;
  • A Bill of Lading or Air Waybill;
  • Proof of vehicle purchase (if any);
  • A Release Order (Kor Sor Kor 100/1);
  • An insurance premium invoice; and
  • Other relevant documents (if any) e.g. a power of attorney.


Additional Documentation for the used personal vehicles:

  • A House Certificate and an Identification Card;
  • A passport in case of changing residence;
  • A Vehicle Registration Certificate indicating that the imported vehicle was used abroad;
  • An import permit from the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce


How ShipfromUK’s car shipping to Thailand service could benefit you

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Save Money: On average we're 15% cheaper than the competition

Relax: We offer UK to Malaysia door-to-door Delivery & Collection

Shipment Tracking: Monitor your cargo's progress online every step of the way

Customs Clearance: We'll ensure smooth sailing through customs on both ends

Safety: Our patented loading systems mean we have a 100% damage free record

Speed: Our quick port-to-port lead-time makes us uncatchable to the competition

Quality: Our 42 year commitment to quality means you're always in safe hands

Repairs: We offer garage repairs prior to shipment.

Save More Money: We can help you claim back the UK VAT (20%)


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