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Volvo home shipment

A 5 year home shipment entitlement is included with the purchase of every new Volvo on the Military Sales Program. If you wish to use your new Volvo in the UK while you are stationed here, Volvo will home ship it back to a US Volvo dealer within 5 years for a small fee of £420. The 5 year entitlement starts from the day you take delivery. When it's time to PCS back to the States, all you need to do is set up an appointment with Volvo Military Sales in Eriswell, collate the paperwork listed below and arrange a convenient time and date to drop it off at our offices. We will then transport your vehicle to Southampton where it meets regular ships transiting from Volvo's factory in Sweden or Belgium containing new vehicles, it'll join them and head to a dealer Stateside. There are approximately 367 Volvo dealers Stateside that you can choose from, hopefully there's one near your next assignment or home town.

  • Drop your Volvo at our showroom in Eriswell
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  • Pay 420
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  • 8-10 Weeks**
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  • Collect from one of 367 Volvo dealers in the USA

What is required from me?

By choosing the Volvo Home Shipping service, you will need to ensure your vehicle is prepared, ready to ship and the relevant documents are available at the point you drop the vehicle off.

The documents required are:

To prepare your vehicle for shipping you will need to do the following:

On collection of your Volvo at the dealer in the USA, you can ask them to assist you with activating your Volvo on Call feature.

We ask that all customers wishing to use the Home Shipping service, make an appointment ahead of time to drop their vehicle off.

Please click here to request an appointment

 

*The information given above is advice based upon the experience of several previous customers’ returning to the States.  We will not be held responsible for changes in rules or regulations, it is the sole responsibility of the customer to research and familiarise themselves with the rules in the State they will be returning to.

**Shipping times above are purely speculative and based upon previous customers experience. We cannot be held liable for delays due to bad weather, customs clearance, shipping schedules, public holidays and strikes.


BMW & Mini Home Shipment

If you purchased your BMW while stationed overseas, your purchase normally includes the possibility to home ship your vehicle back to a port in the USA.  Please check with the company you bought your vehicle from that this entitlement was included with your purchase.

The ports which you can ship your BMW/MINI to are:

  • Baltimore
  • Brunswick
  • Charleston
  • Galveston
  • New York
  • Port Hueneme
  • Drop your BMW/Mini at our showroom in Eriswell
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  • Pay 50
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  • 8-10 Weeks**
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  • Collect from the chosen port in the USA

What is required from me?

The documents required to ship your BMW or Mini are as follows:-

  • Home shipment entitlement from BMW
  • Copy of Manufacturers Statement of Origin
  • Copy of registration document (V5)
  • Copy of Bill of Sale
  • Copy of order form
  • Copy of PCS orders (bringing you to the UK and returning to the USA)
  • DD430 (from Pass and Registration)
  • Copy of insurance - make sure you have Marine Insurance whilst in transit
  • 1 clear copy of passport
  • 1 master key with remote
  • £50 Cash

To prepare your vehicle for shipping you will need to do the following:

  • A wash and vacuum before dropping off
  • No more than ¼ tank of fuel
  • All personal belonging removed from the vehicle

We ask that all customers wishing to use the Home Shipping service, make an appointment ahead of time to drop their vehicle off.

Please click here to request an appointment

 

PLEASE NOTE: Each port charges a storage fee if your BMW is not collected within a few days of it arriving. Therefor we recommend you do not ship your car too far ahead of your arrival. Please check with the port your plan to ship to for a schedule of charges.  These charges are the sole responsibility of the customer and should be settled directly with the port authority.

*The information given above is advice based upon the experience of several previous customers’ returning to the States.  We will not be held responsible for changes in rules or regulations, it is the sole responsibility of the customer to research and familiarise themselves with the rules in the State they will be returning to.

**Shipping times above are purely speculative and based upon previous customers experience.  We cannot be held liable for delays due to bad weather, customs clearance, shipping schedules, public holidays and strikes.

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