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Old 25 Jan 2013
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Looking for a Spanish-English translator in Lima for my bike clearance

Hi!

I am shipping my bike into Lima, Peru mid April. I am currently going through the 'challenge' of getting everything sorted with my freight agent and the agent in Lima. The latest is that I have to find my own translator to help with the customs clearance. Does anyone know of a Lima based translator? Any bikies in Lima that might be available??
Would appreciate any help.
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Hi!

I am shipping my bike into Lima, Peru mid April. I am currently going through the 'challenge' of getting everything sorted with my freight agent and the agent in Lima. The latest is that I have to find my own translator to help with the customs clearance. Does anyone know of a Lima based translator? Any bikies in Lima that might be available??
Would appreciate any help.
Sam
Shipping a motorbike into PERU, Lima... (I can chuckle as i did it in September) as a part container shipment. The fees to get the bike off the ship and out onto the open road will be approx $800 USD. I did it all myself with the hotel reception girl. My Spanish in this experience is qualified as Zero.

It was all done officially, personally I would NOT recommend to ship into Lima if you can help it at all.

You cannot really start anything before the bike arrives in the port, then you will be given all the paperwork, and all the bills you have to pay to all the appropriate people... (lots of cash, lots of receipts, lots of taxi's back and forth) You get 21 days to start the paperwork, once you start the procedings you have about 3 days to complete all the paperwork before customs holding charges start to mount up too. (I do not know if the 3 days has to be completed within the 21, but i wouldn't risk going over the 21 because you have a storage bill starting from the arrival date in this case)

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Andrew,
wish I had heard this earlier! I have the bike booked to ship out in two weeks and arrive roughly the start of April. Is it really as expensiive as you say? Are there any tips you could give a newbie to streamline/cheapen the process? Did you pay any destination charges with your outbound agent before you left? Would using a local importiing agent be a better iidea? It still might be possible to change the destination of the bike but where would be a suggestion?

Sorry for all the questions, II have been searching for this sort of info for months!!

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Andrew,
wish I had heard this earlier! I have the bike booked to ship out in two weeks and arrive roughly the start of April. Is it really as expensiive as you say? Are there any tips you could give a newbie to streamline/cheapen the process? Did you pay any destination charges with your outbound agent before you left? Would using a local importiing agent be a better iidea? It still might be possible to change the destination of the bike but where would be a suggestion?

Sorry for all the questions, II have been searching for this sort of info for months!!

Cheers
Mark
Sorry I don't know a better place to ship to. Perhaps Buenos Aries, and ask Dakar Motors for help. There was no corruption, it is a fixed process that you just have to comply with.

I don't think you will be able to pay for the clearance before you get there.


Tips, You have to get insurance to go into the secure building that requires steal cap boots, hi-viz and helmet. These you can hire for the day. On the day that i finally picked up the bike, i put petrol into a coca-cola bottle so i could get it past the security checks, then the bike was jump started with one of the fork lifts.

The box will be just dumped in the middle of a car-park area deep inside the customs area, all thoughts of selling the box were scrapped because of the complications of getting it out of the compound. So make sure, everything that goes into the box you can get onto the bike and ride off with it. You have two security checks as you leave the compound area. Fuel is close and easy to get so draining the tank is not a problem, if you remember your 1ltr to bring in with you just to get out of the compound.

This is the rough list, not perfect and you may have extra steps.-- The bike was received by Inca Lines...


1) Pay Inca lines, Receive Bill of Lading. (go to BCP Bank and pay cash over counter get receipt)
2) Email Duane to organise inspection.
3) Pay sub contracted shipping company bill & Get Stamp receipt on bill of lading.
(go to BCP Bank and pay cash over counter get receipt)
4) Goto Temporary import desk 47 at Duane, organise Specialist Inspection Guy.
5) Goto ALSA (Customs point), and meet Specialist Inspection to check bike
6) Return to Duane Office, desk 47 and collect completed documents.
7) Goto ALSA, Pay Customs Holding checks (Cash over counter in ALSA)
8) Collect Bike.
Total Cost approx ( $usd 800)


Oh don't forget your SOAT insurance which is mandatory. It doesn't cover any other countries, although if you buy Argentinian motorbike insurance for a year you get a Cart Verde, Green card which covers, Arg,Chil,Brazil, Paraguay,Uraguay .

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Parts & Technology is really expensive, so are chains sprockets and service items. I would recommend shipping an extra service kit with you. and leave it in lima, as i see you are planning a loop.
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chile does it

hi mark
if you still can try to ship to chile.
no corruption,only fixed rates and the people of villa kunterbunt do get good reports as well.
might ask them how much you have to expect to pay in valpo and see if it is worthwhile changing your shipping plan.
all the best geri
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do not send the bike to peru meat one biker from prag it cost him 2500 us last year to geat the bike aout from coustom bouenos aires not so good i send may bike to valparaiso in chile and no bribes and no problem this i recomend to 100 procent good luck
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I shipped my bike from Switzerland to Lima in Okt. 2012. It was okey with a little bit of hassel.

I wrote a "costum guidebook for Lima". Sorry is in german but i'm sure you can translate it with google.

Link to the Page:
Das Motorradreiseforum • Thema anzeigen - Ablauf Verschiffung / Schweiz nach Peru (Lima)

When you need some more information, i will tray to help you.

Good luck
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