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SHIPPING YOUR POV

SHIPPING YOUR POV TO GERMANY
"Shipping Your POV" is a pamphlet by the transportation office and it covers general car shipping information.  Your car has to pass an inspection for safety, condition, and reliability before it can be registered in Germany.  To make your transition smooth, it is recommended that any needed repairs be done prior to shipping your car to Germany.  Repair labor and parts are very expensive, and parts may take a while to arrive in Germany, so it would be to your advantage to make all repairs stateside.  Check for rust, torn fenders, chips, cracks or star fractures in the windshield, or any type of oil leaks, inoperative lights, horn, speedometer, etc.  Any of these can prevent your car from passing inspection.

Be sure the POV is in a safe and operable condition when it is turned into the port.  Failure to do so may be cause for the terminal commander to refuse your POV for shipment.  Be sure the POV meets all emission control and safety standards.  Be sure the POV has no more than a quarter tank of gas in it when dropped off at the port.  A POV with a diesel engine may be shipped with the fuel tank three quarters full.  All exterior surfaces, including the undercarriage, must be clean and free of soil and other foreign matter.  You may also want to consider rust protection and undercoating prior to shipment.  You must ensure that only authorized personal articles remain in your POV when it is turned in for processing. 

Only the following items may remain in your vehicle during shipment: normal vehicular tools, such as jacks, jumper cables, and warning triangles, and one spare tire.
  In addition, the government is not liable for replacement of any items which may be stolen.

When your vehicle arrives in Europe, you should follow the proper procedures for INSURING AND REGISTERING YOUR VEHICLE, the first step of which involves passing a German VEHICLE INSPECTION.


POV LIEN HOLDER RELEASE
US Service Members  must have a copy of their Title when shipping their vehicles. This is in addition to their statements of approval from the Lienholder for overseas shipment, as well as registration and car insurance. 

Leased POVs:  If a POV is leased or a recorded lien exists in the United States (including US Territories), written approval from the "third-party-in-interest" (leasing company or lienholder) must be obtained stating that the vehilce may be exported.

POV Title: It will be necessary to bring one certified (notarized) and two facsimiles (copies) of the original vehicle title.  The title must include the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or, if the vehicle does not have a VIN, the product identification number.

Power of Attorney: If someone other than the service member delivers the vehilce, there must a signed letter of authorization, simple power of attorney, or other acceptable evidence.  Ensure your agent has the proper identification and all other documentation required to ship your POV.


POV CLAIMS
To process a damage claim you will need the original shipping documents (DD Form 788) from where you shipped and received the vehicle showing damage.  Contact your local Claims Office for any other documentation needed to process your claim. 

DAMAGED SHIPMENT?

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Heidelberg CastleHeidelberg
Heidelberg is the very image of romantic Germany.  The city's 17th Century red sandstone castle ruin and the old bridge are two of the most majestic sights in all of Germany.

Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein
Venture into the Bavarian Alps and visit the fairy tale landmark upon which the Walt Disney based his Disney Land Castle: Mad King Ludwig's Schloss Neuschwanstein.

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