Whether you’re moving to Pakistan or going there for an extended stay, it is always wise to look into having your own vehicle imported.
Depending on the nature of your stay in Pakistan, you will find that it is much easier to travel your new surroundings in your own personal car than it is to take public transportation. Trying to get around a foreign country is difficult when language and currency barriers exist.
If you would like to ship your car to Pakistan, contact a few of the most reputable international transporters near your home in the states. Find one that offers reasonable shipping rates and has years of experience in the industry to hire for the transport of your vehicle. They will make sure that your car is shipped and imported safely into the country.
Getting Ready for the Shipping Process.
When you finally book your car’s transport with an overseas shipping company starts preparing for the big day. There will be a lot to take care of so make sure you stay on top of it all. Use the guidance of your transporter throughout the process.
- Contact the Embassy of Pakistan to learn about the present import laws in place. Ask about the current tax and duty rates as well. Cars under 3 years old may qualify for a tax break through special regime import.
- Start gathering the documentation needed for Customs approval as you learned of through the embassy and your transporter.
- Get the car ready to go. Clean out the vehicle and wash the exterior. Prepare it according to the shipping method you purchased. Check all fluids and only leave the gas tank ¼ full. Take pictures of the car and note any damages to already exist.
- Take all proof to Customs for their certificate of approval. This also means that proof of paid taxes and duties is needed at this time.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.