Can I Take My Financed Car To Puerto Rico?
Shipping a financed car is generally not prohibited anywhere in the United States. However, if you are shipping a car to Puerto Rico, Alaska, or Hawaii you’ll need a copy of the authenticated letter and possibly more information from the lienholder.
The authenticated letter must state that you can ship the financed car to Puerto Rico, even if you are told verbally by the lienholder that shipping is okay.
Often, there may not be a problem with shipping a leased car from Puerto Rico. Keep in mind that a lienholder could decline to authorize the shipment of the vehicle.
Getting the documentation to transport your car will not be difficult if the lienholder agrees to allow you to ship your car. You must keep your financed or leased vehicle insured.
Other Documents Required to Ship a Leased Car To Puerto Rico
So you’ve got your leased car and you’re ready to ship it to Puerto Rico, but there are some things you need to keep in mind when shipping a car to Puerto Rico.
To ship a leased car to or from Puerto Rico, you must have the following documents and clearances
- Bill of sale
- Consignor information – who is going to receive the vehicle
- A safety inspection certificate
- VIN Number
- Vehicle color
- If a vehicle is operable or not (will be stated verbally)
How a Transport Company Can Help
If you hire a Trusted transportation company, they will have experts on board with extensive knowledge of car shipping and the documentation required if the car is not yet paid off.
They will educate you regarding all the paperwork needed for legal transport when you clarify the circumstances and the details of the transport and vehicle.
If you are ready and have checked with your lender, the next step is to get a quote for auto shipping. We will handle the rest. Your vehicle will be transported safely to its new home.