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Moving to Peru from the USA

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Moving to Peru from the USA

You may consider moving to Peru from the USA, be it from Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, or any other place. Perhaps you are a student who has completed his study program in the US. Or, maybe you are a returning retiree or an expat looking to start a new life in a new country.

Whether a permanent or relatively temporary move, you will likely want to ship your personal belongings. And this is where SDC International Shipping is stepping out. You can rely on our service to move your household goods to any destination in Peru.

Read our guide below on how to move to Peru from the USA and start your journey with SDC today! 

Household Movers to Peru – SDC International Shipping

No matter your destination in Peru, there will surely be some items you will consider taking with you. Mostly, it’s a good idea because you might not easily find some equipment and gadgets locally. Besides, some devices might be lacking in quality, so having these items shipped will make sense.  

But do you think shipping is a complicated process that will steal joy from a new adventure? Take it easy! As your international household mover, we will deal with this! You can take advantage of our packing services and storage solutions, get marine insurance to protect your shipment, and of course, we’ll help you straighten out the customs requirements. 

Still Plan On Clearing Your Items from Customs 

However, to be forewarned is to be forearmed, and here’s what you need to know about bringing in household items. First, you will need to present the following documents: 

  • Your passport
  • Bill of Lading
  • Proof of resident visa
  • Proof of work contract 
  • Packing list and inventory

Although your shipment can enter the port of Lima a month before you arrive in Peru, you must be present during the clearance process. Also, be prepared to pay duties and VAT on some items unless you are a returning Peruvian. The customs officers will determine the amount you need to pay. For exact information on duty fees, visit this website.

Car Shipping to Peru – The Best Service You Can Get

You may want to send your car to Peru with SDC International Shipping via RORO or in a container. Our logistics agents will advise you on the best shipping option for your auto based on your budget, timeframe, and security level you desire for your car. However, before shipping your car to Peru, understand the following regulations: 

  • Cars and motorcycles older than 5 years are restricted from entering the country. 
  • Peru also restricts vehicles whose mileage exceeds 50,000 miles. 
  • A 30% customs tax is applied to used cars and 10% on new ones. 
  • Cars heading to Peru must have passed emission testing before shipping. 
  • Vehicles that have been built with the steering wheel on the right side qualify for import. 
  • A car you are planning to ship must not be damaged. 

The following documents are required to import a car to Peru: 

  • Unique Customs Declaration
  • Registration Details
  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Type-Approval Number
  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Insurance policy

Your logistics agent will ensure you are settled with all these requirements before shipping your car. 

How SDC International Ships to Peru

We offer port-to-port and door-to-door services when moving to Peru from the USA. With the door-to-door service, we will bring a container to your home, pack and load your things, and pick up your container to transport it to one of the many departure ports in the US. 

When sending household goods by sea, you can choose a private container or consolidated shipping. The latter tends to be less expensive as your items will be placed in a shared container along with other consignments. It will take several weeks to get your things to Peru by ocean freight. 

You can also ship your household items by air. Although expensive, it’s the fastest shipping method. Air freight typically takes about three to five days to deliver your stuff to Peru. 

How Much Does It Cost to Ship to Peru?

The cost of moving household goods isn’t easy to determine. Many factors are in play, such as distance, insurance, volume and weight of your shipment, and the transportation method. 

Fill out our international moving quote form, and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with the pricing on shipping your personal belongings. 

Moving to Peru from the USA – Top Destinations  

Lima, the capital of Peru, is the most populous city and is home to a large community of expats. Other popular destinations are Arequipa, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Trujillo.  

Once your container arrives in one of the major ports and clears customs, we can deliver it to any place in Peru by truck or train. 

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Moving to Peru from the USA can be nerve-racking. Luckily, hiring SDC International Shipping means we’ll provide you with all the information and service to make your relocation a success. 

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