The first stage of the process requires the car to be deregistered in Kuwait before it can be shipped to the UK. You will need to acquire export plates from the General Department of Traffic ahead of our agents in Kuwait receiving the car in the warehouse to ready it for shipping.
We take care of the deregistration process in Kuwait.
Frequently asked Questions
The duration it takes to ship a car or motorbike from Kuwait to the UK can vary based on several factors, including the shipping method, route, weather conditions, customs procedures, and other logistical considerations. Here are some general estimates for the time it might take to ship a car from Kuwait to the UK using different shipping methods:
1. RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) Shipping:
RoRo shipping involves driving the car onto a specialized vessel. This method is often used for cars of various sizes, including cars and motorbikes.
Short Distances (e.g., Kuwait to the UK): RoRo shipping from Kuwait to the UK might take around 2 to 3 weeks, considering the time for loading, shipping, unloading, and customs clearance.
2. Container Shipping:
Container shipping involves placing the car inside a container for added protection during transit.
Short to Medium Distances: Container shipping durations can vary based on factors such as shipping company schedules and specific routes. It might take around 3 to 5 weeks or more.
Long Distances: For longer distances, such as Kuwait to the UK, container shipping might take around 4 to 6 weeks or more.
Keep in mind that these are rough estimates and actual shipping times can vary due to factors beyond your control, such as scheduling changes, weather-related delays, customs inspections, and more.
Additionally, changes in regulations or unforeseen circumstances can impact shipping times. It’s recommended to work with a reputable shipping company that can provide you with more accurate and up-to-date information based on your specific situation and the current shipping conditions. When planning your import, allow for some flexibility in your schedule to account for potential delays.
Cars and Passenger Vehicles:
Cars, SUVs, and other passenger cars that meet UK safety and emissions standards can generally be imported.
Keep in mind that right-hand drive cars are suitable for UK roads.
Kuwait often has a market for luxury cars, and if these cars meet UK standards, they can be imported.
Classic and Vintage Cars:
If you’re interested in importing classic or vintage cars from Kuwait, they might be eligible if they meet the criteria for age, authenticity, and compliance with UK regulations.
Off-road cars, such as dune buggies or sand dune cars, can potentially be imported if they meet safety and emissions standards.
Motorcycles from Kuwait can be imported if they meet UK safety and emissions requirements.
Recreational Vehicles (RVs):
RVs and motorhomes can be imported if they meet the necessary standards and are suitable for UK road conditions.
If you’re interested in importing commercial cars such as trucks or vans, they need to meet specific regulations for commercial use in the UK.
Electric Vehicles (EVs):
If Kuwait has electric cars available and they meet UK regulations, you might consider importing an electric car to the UK.